You hear about lone worker accidents all the time. “Lone Worker” is not just remote oilfield or pipeline workers in the wilderness. According to Wikipedia, a lone worker can be “an employee who performs an activity that is carried out in isolation from other workers without close or direct supervision….
John V. Carvalho, III is the president of Apollo Safety, Inc. Veteran-owned, Apollo Safety specializes in gas detection products and services for portable and stationary systems.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.