Abstract

The extremely poor safety record of the contract geophysical industry should be corrected not only for the humanitarian and economic gains it would bring the individual company, but also for the improvement it would make in the industry's public relations and ability to attract technically trained men. Management of the geophysical contracting companies should be cognizant of the importance of such a program and eager to participate in the S.E.G. safety program. Management of the oil companies, represented by those who are responsible for hiring contract geophysical companies, should help assure the success of this program and its related good consequences to the oil industry by demanding that geophysical contracting companies, in addition to meeting all their other requirements, have a safety program and cooperate with the S.E.G. in its safety program.

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