Health Committee

Health_Committees.jpgMany oil & gas industry people work in extreme climates and difficult environments where the health risks can range from disease to the presence of potentially hazardous chemicals.

Employers have a duty to protect their workforce and help them to stay healthy. They therefore need to provide employees with a healthy working environment, information and training on the risks they may face, and be ready to take care of them if things go wrong.

The oil & gas industry is often a major employer in local communities. This provides opportunities to improve the health of people beyond the workplace by:

  • providing health education
  • encouraging employees to adopt healthy lifestyles and follow health guidelines
  • supporting self-sustaining improvements to local health infrastructure
  • providing information on how to safely manage the side-effects of oil & gas products

The OGP IPIECA Health Committee (OIHC) develops guidance and recommendations on occupational, environmental and public health issues that are relevant to oil & gas industry organisations and the communities where they operate.

The OGP-IPIECA Health Committee is currently working on:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Substance abuse
  • Fitness to work
  • Human factors

To find out more visit the IPIECA website