http://www.nationalstepsnetwork.org/

The National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network is an all-volunteer organization which was founded in 2003 in South Texas by OSHA and Industry in an attempt to reduce injuries and fatalities in that region. The effort was successful, and STEPS has continued to grow, currently including twenty-two independent regional networks serving twenty producing states. Eight of the networks have signed formal alliances with OSHA, and the National STEPS Network signed a formal Alliance with OSHA and NIOSH on December 2, 2014.

 

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New resources available to help protect oilfield workers

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.


A new transportation module has been added to OSHA’s online Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool to provide possible solutions to fatigue, distracted driving, weather factors, and other conditions that can make travel to and from work dangerous.


A new OSHA hazard alert explains steps that employers must follow to protect workers, along with information that workers can use to help protect themselves from fires and explosions. Conducting a fire risk assessment, for example, can ensure safe positioning of all motorized equipment.

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The oil and gas industry employs hundreds of thousands of people and is a vital component of the national economy. Worker safety and health are important to this industry. This eTool* identifies common hazards and possible solutions to reduce incidents that could lead to injuries or fatalities.

Each drilling and servicing company has its own safety program. This eTool is not a replacement for those programs nor does it establish any industry consensus standards (industry disclaimer). Rather, it can be used as a resource in identifying workplace hazards and providing possible solutions that may be relevant to their safety programs. This eTool does not purport to identify all hazards and solutions. This eTool focuses on land based operations.

Worker safety awareness is necessary for injury prevention during all phases of drilling and servicing operations. Procedures and processes will include safety meetings, Job Safety Analyses, and general and task-specific training. At the end of each section, resources are identified that provide more details for establishing safe work practices and procedures.

JSA A key element of any effective safety program is the Job Safety Analysis (JSA). This eTool may be useful in preparing JSAs for your worksite. 

Additional Industry References

There are numerous references to API, AESC, and IADC publications, industry safety handbooks, safety programs, training facilities and programs, under the heading of "Additional Information," which can provide more complete and detailed information.

 

http://www.safelandusa.org/

Monitoring & Improving Orientation Standards for the US Land Contractor Community

SafeLandUSA is a volunteer organization comprising major and independent operating companies, contractors, industry associations, and educators with the purpose of promoting a standardized safety orientation for workers in the US Onshore E&P Industry.

 

 

https://www.txoga.org

Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) is a statewide trade association with approximately 5,000 members representing every facet of the Texas oil and gas industry including small independents and major producers. Collectively, TXOGA members account for over 90 percent of all oil and natural gas produced in Texas, they operate a vast majority of the State’s pipeline mileage and gas processing capacity, and they are responsible for a preponderance of the State’s refining capacity.

 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.

https://www.cdc.gov

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia.

Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. It especially focuses its attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens. In addition, the CDC researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases such as obesity and diabetes and is a founding member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.

 

http://www.aesc.net/Default.aspx

The Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) is the premier association of the energy service industry. We provide information and assistance to members in many important areas of ourindustry, including: 

  • Management and safety conferences
  • Meetings with government officials, both Regulatory and Congressional
  • Cooperation with industry organizations
  • Safety and training materials
  • Technology development 
  • Environmental compliance materials
  • Monitoring of the Federal Register
  • Oilfield theft prevention
  • Well Servicing Magazine and www.WellServicingMagazine.com
  • Chapter, committee, and national meetings
  • Safety statistics program
  • Rig count program
  • Scholarship program for member company employees and legal dependents

http://www.addc.org/energy-links/energy-industry-links

Celebrating more than 60 years of service to our members and industry, the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs (ADDC) is a dynamic organization and an industry leader in promoting education of the petroleum, energy, and allied industries. 

ADDC is a major contributor of energy education through informative programs, on-site field trips, workshops, seminars, and teaching publications.

 


http://www.api.org/news-policy-and-issues/top-industry-policy-issues

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 625 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, marketers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry. 

Although our focus is primarily domestic, in recent years our work has expanded to include a growing international dimension, and today API is recognized around the world for its broad range of programs

 

http://www.iadc.org

Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry.  

IADC’s vision is for the drilling industry to be recognized for its vital role in enabling the global economy and its high standards of safety, environmental stewardship and operational efficiency.