This paper is focused on the daily processes in the well kick-off operations, which are still a significant source of risk from occupational safety and health prospect. Several studies show that the number of severe injuries and fatalities still remains high despite substantial efforts the industry has put in recent years in decreasing those numbers. This paper argues that the next level of safety performance will have to consider a transition from coping solely with workplace dangers, to a more innovative paradigm. Taking operations & transportation risks into consideration leads to embracing a smart way to eliminating risk factors to a minimum and, in many cases eliminating such risk.

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