The Greeley (CO) Tribune reports that "the oil and gas business has become one of the safest industries in which to work."
"In fact, a worker is about five times more likely to be injured on the job as a performing artist or professional athlete than an oil and gas worker in the fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics."
"That doesn’t mean there aren’t some risks and hazards associated with working in the oil fields. There are."
"But, the oil and gas industry has done a great job in recent years of developing safety programs, which train its employees and prepare them for what they might expect on the job in the remote sites where many drilling rigs are now located."