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By Liz Hampton
(Reuters) – Prime oilfield providers agency Schlumberger NV (NYSE:) is asking U.S. workers to reveal their COVID-19 vaccine standing and mentioned extra clients are mandating vaccinations as a situation for engaged on their job websites, the corporate mentioned on Friday.
Oil and gasoline firms have begun ordering sure workers and new hires get vaccinated as Delta variant infections and hospitalizations rise. The Meals and Drug Administration this week gave full approval to the Pfizer (NYSE:) BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, making it simpler for firms to require the shot.
“Clients have begun to mandate vaccinated personnel as an eligibility requirement to service their operations,” James R. McDonald, president of Schlumberger’s Americas Land enterprise, mentioned in an Aug. 27 e mail despatched to workers and seen by Reuters. A number of offshore operators have already enforced the mandate, he mentioned.
As an oilfield service supplier, Schlumberger’s workers are sometimes engaged on job websites operated and run by different oil and gasoline firms.
“All workers and contractors might want to disclose their vaccination standing by a protocol that protects this info below U.S. regulatory pointers,” the e-mail additionally mentioned.
Schlumberger in an announcement mentioned workers have an choice to say no to reveal if they want.
Oil producers Hess (NYSE:) and Chevron (NYSE:) have mentioned employees of their Gulf of Mexico operations can be required to be totally vaccinated by Nov. 1. Shale main Pioneer Pure Sources (NYSE:) is also requiring new workers to be totally vaccinated earlier than their first day of labor.
Schlumberger’s name for workers to reveal their vaccination standing, McDonald mentioned the e-mail, will enable the corporate to “improve our mitigation measures to maintain individuals secure and allow enterprise continuity.”
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