Work schedules, commutes, and driving behaviors among oil and gas extraction workers
Consisting of over 470,000 workers in 2019, the U.S. oil and gas extraction (OGE) workforce faces fatality rates higher than for all U.S. workers. The leading cause of death among OGE workers is transportation incidents, primarily due to motor vehicle crashes, and these fatalities are trending upwards. OGE workers often have long commutes and workdays; however, information about their driving behaviors, work schedules, and work environment is limited. This presentation will review the findings of a survey administered to 500 U.S. OGE workers at worksites in Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas between 2017 and 2019.
This presentation will characterize worker demographics and employment characteristics in the OGE industry and examine the relationships between those characteristics and employer policies on risky driving behaviors and poor driving outcomes. Recommendations will also be provided for actions employers can take to improve driving safety among OGE workers.
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DATE: February 28, 2023
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT
Kaitlin Wingate is an epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She works on data analysis and manuscript writing for research pertaining to the NIOSH Oil and Gas Sector Extraction program. She also helps to manage the NIOSH Fatalities in Oil and Gas database. She has a Master of Public Health degree in Global Epidemiology from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
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Duration: 1 Hour