DuPont is more focused than ever on providing innovative protection solutions and expert technical support tailored to meet the specific needs of workers in the oil & gas industry around the world.
Because their safety is our business, workers in the oil & gas industry can rely on the world-class people, products and innovation that have made DuPont a trusted partner in personal protection.
With a wide range of industry-leading personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions and a global network of PPE specialists, technical experts and manufacturing, DuPont is uniquely suited to provide the protection and comfort every worker deserves to face a range of workplace hazards with confidence.
Workers in the oil & gas industry face many on-the-job hazards, including flash fire; slick, oily surfaces; sharp edges; punctures; heat; uncontrolled pressure release; and exposure to hazardous chemicals, dust and solvents—to name just a few.
Providing workers with the protection they need for the hazards they face is a major responsibility. DuPont Personal Protection has the in-depth knowledge, unparalleled expertise and broad portfolio of PPE solutions to help keep your workers safe.
DuPont PPE solutions are designed to meet or exceed global standards for protection and performance, including European Standards-International Organization for Standardization (EN ISO), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM International, Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and China GB National Standards.
To help you in the decision-making process, from risk assessment through implementation, we recommend using the 4P methodology:
Drilling, producing and refining oil & gas involves high-risk tasks in extreme conditions
To remain competitive, oil & gas companies are embracing new technology and focusing on improving productivity and efficiency from oil rigs to petrochemical refineries.
Workers in the oil & gas industry perform many high-risk tasks that involve potential flash fires, mechanical hazards and exposure to a wide range of hazardous chemicals. In some cases, these high-risk tasks are performed under extreme weather conditions and in remote locations.
As a result, workers in the oil & gas industry face multiple workplace hazards in a very dynamic work environment and health, safety and environment (HSE) managers have many tasks to balance.
DuPont offers a broad range of PPE solutions to address these hazards, including: Nomex® garments for flash fire hazards; Tyvek® garments for protection against fine particle hazards and low level liquid splashes; Tychem® garments, gloves and tape for protection against concentrated chemicals; and gloves made with Kevlar® for cut and multi-hazard protection. DuPont experts are also available to work side by side with the HSE manager to help simplify the process of properly matching PPE to the hazards your workers face.
Nomex® Fabric for Oil & Gas
When it comes to FR protection, DuPont™ Nomex® continues to meet and exceed global standards for protection and performance—providing safety managers with peace of mind and workers with the confidence to get the job done.