Welcome

Welcome to the new website for North Texas Exploration and Production Safety Network (NTEPS)! We hope you will join us at our next meeting.  Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month from 9 AM to 11 AM.

Please note that the July meeting location has been temporarily changed to:

1022 UTA Blvd, Arlington, TX 76013 at the SWIFT Center in room #125.

This Month's Meeting July 20, 2018 (**Location Change**)
Guest Speaker 1: Stephen Gale, BSc, Business Development Manager with Chalwyn from the United Kingdom. Mr. Gale will be presenting Diesel Engine Safety Solutions, a look at new findings related to the international serious accident history relating to diesel engines near gas leaks.
Guest Speaker 2: Arlene Lamont or Gary Files, OSHA Update.

Upcoming Meeting August 17, 2018
Guest Speaker 1: Geri Blanchard, President of Norm Solutions, LLC. Mrs. Blanchard will be presenting Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) for the oil and gas industry.
Guest Speaker 2: Arlene Lamont or Gary Files, OSHA Update.

Upcoming Meeting September 21, 2018
Guest Speaker 1: James Karin, Account Manager at Ritz Safety.  Mr. Karin will be presenting Hand and Portable Power Tool Safety.
Guest Speaker 2: Arlene Lamont or Gary Files, OSHA Update.

Upcoming Meeting October 19, 2018
Guest Speaker 1: Ron Byrd CSP, LCR, FSR, Director of Risk Control with Towerstone Wholesale Insurance.   
**Charter Officer Nominations 
Guest Speaker 2: Arlene Lamont or Gary Files, OSHA Update.

Upcoming Meeting November 16, 2018
Guest Speaker: Deren Boyd, Operations Officer with Hazard Scout. 
**Charter Officer Election 
Guest Speaker 2: Arlene Lamont or Gary Files, OSHA Update.

No Meeting In December

Safe + Sound Week - August 13-19, 2018

Last year, Safe + Sound Week was a success by all measures. Hundreds of businesses across the country participated to showcase elements of their safety and health programs during the week, or took a step in the right direction by starting to build their safety and health program. We are pleased to announce that this year Safe + Sound Week will take place August 13-19. Leading up to Safe + Sound Week, there will be opportunities to learn more about safety and health programs and get exclusive content from Safe + Sound Organizers.

If you are a membership organization, non-profit, or educational institution and are interested in encouraging participation within your network, you may become a partner. If you are a business committed to support the Safe + Sound Campaign, your company may be listed on the OSHA webpage as a supporter. Contact safeandsoundcampaign@dol.gov to become a partner or supporter, or if you have questions about the campaign. You may also visit www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek to get more information and sign up for updates.

Hot Topics

LIMITATIONS OF MULTI-GAS MONITORS HAZARD ALERT

Multi-Gas Monitors for Oil and Gas Industry: Understanding the Proper Use and Monitor Capabilities

An H2S monitor is likely not enough...Multi-gas monitors can protect workers from unseen workplace hazards, such as toxic, flammable, and oxygen deficient atmospheres. By alarming in the presence of harmful atmospheres, a properly calibrated multi-gas monitor can alert the worker to unsafe conditions.

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NIOSH-OSHA HAZARD ALERT - MANUAL TANK GAUGING AND SAMPLING

Health and Safety Risks for Workers Involved in Manual Tank Gauging and Sampling at Oil and Gas Extraction Sites

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have identified health and safety risks to workers who manually gauge

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HAZARD ALERT - OILFIELD HOT WORK

Fatalities Associated with Hot Work on Oilfield Tanks, Tankers, and other related equipment

Between 2005 and 2015 "85" DEATHS due to fires or explosions, Including 28 hot work deaths

Produced fluids, such as crude oil, flowback water, and produced water are brought to the surface, along with hydrocarbon vapors and gases during production operations.

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HAZARD ALERT - IGNITION OF VAPORS

Prevention of Fatalities from Ignition of Vapors by Mobile Engines and Auxiliary Motors

Between 2005 and 2015 "85" DEATHS due to fires or explosions, Including 27 mobile engines/motors deaths

Vehicles and motorized equipment present an ignition hazard if located too close to the wellbore or other potential flammable vapor sources (e.g., flowback tanks, frac tanks, production tanks).

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NEWS

Safe + Sound 2018

Safe + Sound Week - August 13-19, 2018

Last year, Safe + Sound Week was a success by all measures. Hundreds of businesses across the country participated to showcase elements of their safety and health programs during the week, or took a step in the right direction by starting to build their safety and health program. We are pleased to announce that this year Safe + Sound Week will take place August 13-19. Leading up to Safe + Sound Week, there will be opportunities to learn more about safety and health programs and get exclusive content from Safe + Sound Organizers.

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OSHA QUICKTAKES NEWSLETTER

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OIL AND GAS WELL DRILLING AND SERVICING ETOOL **UPDATE JUNE 15, 2017**

New resources available to help protect oilfield workers.  https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/oilandgas/index.html

A new training module and hazard alert on protecting workers in the oil and gas industry are now available from OSHA. Both resources were developed through OSHA's alliance with the National Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 

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ANNOUNCING OSHA-NIOSH HEAT SAFETY TOOL

As part of our effort to keep you informed of new OSHA resources, we wanted to let you know about the release of the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool. The new app, available for both Android and iPhone, is a collaborative effort between OSHA and NIOSH to update the OSHA Heat Safety Tool. Since its launch in 2011, more than 450,000 users have downloaded the OSHA Heat Safety Tool.

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OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION WORKER FATALITIES 2014; NIOSH FATALITIES IN OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION (FOG) DATABASE

This report describes fatal incidents identified by the NIOSH Fatalities in Oil and Gas Extraction (FOG) database that occurred in 2014. The purpose of FOG is to collect detailed information about worker fatalities related to U.S. oil and gas extraction.

This report provides updates to fatalities published in the Oil and Gas Extraction Worker Fatalities, 2014 Mid-year Report: January 1, 2014–June 30, 2014, and also includes fatalities from the second half of the year.

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PROTECTING OIL AND GAS WORKERS FROM HYDROCARBON GASES AND VAPORS- NIOSH

NIOSH releases official new video: Protecting Oil and Gas Workers from Hydrocarbon Gases and Vapors. https://go.usa.gov/xRwdE

This 13-minute video was developed in partnership with the California Department of Public Health-Occupational Health Branch (CDPH-OHB); special thanks goes to Bob Harrison and Laura Styles for their vital contributions.

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Submit A Photo

The NTEPS website is here to support the North Texas Oil and Gas Industry and one way of doing so is by showing everyone some awesome photos of industry.  If you have a photo or photos, feel free to submit them!

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Submit An Event

Do you know of the date to an important safety related event or conference and would like to share it, feel free to submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Employment

Networking is one of the best ways to help each other out, especially when you're looking to make a career move or on the search for employment.

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