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114 SURFACE MACHINERY AND METHODS FOR OIL-WELL PUMPING.
are generally the only buildings that are heated. Many offices and
shops that are convenient to boilers are heated by steam lines from
In many oil fields the wells are pumped only during the day, so
that a lighting system is not required. Oil companies that use elec-
tricity for power use it for lighting also. At many properties where
other forms of power are used, a small generator belted to a steam,
gas, or oil engine is used during the night. The wiring should be
properly installed and insulated to prevent danger from fires. Gas
lights are extensively used in some fields, but in buildings they are
liable to cause fires unless the pressure is properly regulated.
To increase both safety and efficiency enough light should be sup-
plied men working at night. Special care should be taken to have
plenty of light in engine and power buildings, at stairs, and along
Oil fields are subject to the general safety orders regarding the use
of boilers, engines, compressed air, gears, belts, clutches, and pulleys
of the industrial accident commission of the State in which they
are located. Most of the oil-producing States have no special safety
regulations for oil fields. Only recently have such regulations been
formulated in the State of California. That part of these tentative
regulations pertaining to pumping oil-well properties is given below:
The minimum assortment of first-aid materials that shall be kept in a
cabinet approved by the Industrial Accident Commission at each drilling well,
compressor plant, pipe-line pumping plant, and central boiler room or other
places of employment where eight or less men are employed, is as follows:
First-aid manual, triangular bandages, sterile first-aid compresses, picric
acid gauze, aromatic spirits of ammonia, iodine (not stronger than 1 U. S. P.),
one pair forceps, roller bandages, and adhesive tape.
REPORT OF INJURIES.
Every employer of labor, without any exceptions, and every insurance car-
rier, and every physician or surgeon who attends any injured employee, is
hereby required to file with the commission, under such rules and regulations
as the commission may from time to time make, a full and complete report of
every injury to an employee arising out of or in the course of his employment
and resulting in loss of life or injury to such person; provided, that such re-
port shall not be required unless disability resulting from such injury lasts
through the day of the injury or requires medical service other than ordinary
first-aid treatment. Where the injury results in death, a report shall be
made by the employer to the commission by telephone or telegraph forthwith.
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George, H. C. Surface Machinery and Methods for Oil-Well Pumping, report, 1925; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12407/m1/149/: accessed February 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.