The oilfield all over America has been booming. Of course recently we have
seen declines in the oilfield, but the Bakken seems to still be going
strong. There have been layoffs, and in many ways it seems like the economy
is slowing down. Sometimes in slow downs skeleton crews are left to do
the work of more men. In times like these, hazards could become more prevalent.
Accidents happen, but when an accident happens due to fatigue and over
working an employee, that puts the employee and the employer at risk.
All it takes is a moment for your whole world to change. In the Bakken
there is a risk of injury every single day. The jobs out there are high-priced
, but always come with high risk. In the oilfield industry of today, it
is necessary for you to know your rights as an employee. One of the main
focuses of the company you work for in theBakken is safety. Each employee
trains with a safety coordinator to understand the standards set forth
by their safety man or by their company. Sometimes accidents happen that
are out of a person's control. It is the employer's responsibility
to respond to incidents like that appropriately. A key indicator of a
good employer is that they allow their employees to have input on safety
regulations, according to Dan Hannan in his article
Silence is a silent killer. Even in these slow times it is imperative that employees are aware of
their surroundings and ultimately of the safety guidelines implemented
by his or her employer.
Contact us for assistance in dealing with the end results of an accident or with
any questions or concerns you may have in regards to laws and regulations
in the Bakken concerning workers' rights involving injuries.