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An Evolution of Oil & Gas Safety Training Categories

Two influential oil and gas pioneers really cemented what the oil and gas industry has become today. It has grown into an industry that steers the world forward, not backward.
It can be dangerous. But with quality training, hazardous situations may be avoided. And with technology improving year after year, it only makes sense that oil and gas safety training pushes forward as well.
Below is an evolution of oil and gas safety training categories
Training Classes
There are centers and organizations that provide sanctioned in-person safety training classes. The benefit of these is that you can directly interact with seasoned instructors and get real-time feedback and take home hardcopy safety manuals. But with the advancement of the Internet, there are organizations that turn to online training for employees. What’s great about this method is that training can take place anywhere, anytime, at your own pace. The downside of it is that human interaction is limited or omitted completely, which can reduce timely feedback.
Watching vs. Doing
Everyone has a different method as to how they learn. For some, it’s visual. For others, it’s the act of doing that helps them learn. But there’s no denying that new technologies has allowed the oil and gas industry to significantly spruce up training methods to make them more relevant with the current decade and generation.
Now, instead of watching video, oil and gas workers, especially those in offshore environments, can practice safety procedures in controlled real-life situations that can help them identify potential on-the-job hazards and maximize safety and response time.


Video Simulation Games
The oil and gas industry has benefited from surreal training methods that have become crucial to a safe work environment. Just take a look at video simulation games. Not only do they improve your finger dexterity, but they also increase safety learning awareness by virtually placing workers in roles that require them to complete tasks while exploring various hazardous situations.

Social Media
Social Media isn’t as big as it should be for many oil and gas companies. But for the ones who do use social media, it can be used to provide the correct information and new ideas that reach a wider audience.
One organization that has a good grasp on social media is NSL. They provide safety training and teaching for the energy sector, contractors, and service companies. They use social media to not just promote industry safety training, but also show a lighter side of the company.

TNphoto Tatsuya Nakagawa
Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings, cold weather tank coating applications, and its durable frac tank coatings. Castagra is used by the world’s top oil and gas field services companies.