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What Is Safe + Sound Week?
A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

Read More: Safe + Sound Week ~ June 12-18, 2017

OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to this webpage when they are available.

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Through the Alliance, OSHA, the National STEPS Network, and NIOSH will work together to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the U.S. onshore exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry.

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We are currently seeking companies for NTEPS Network meeting sponsorship. Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  

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We are currently seeking speakers for our monthly meetings. Do you have an interesting and engaging topic that you would like to share with our members? 

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Article I - Name and Sponsorship

The name of the organization shall be the North Texas Exploration and Production Safety Network, commonly known as the NTEPS Network, and as set forth in the NTEPS Network Charter.

 Article II – Membership

Membership is open to those engaged in or supporting the Oil and Gas Exploration, Production or Transmission Industry. The NTEPS Network shall set no limit on the number of individuals that may become members, attend meetings, or participate in activities.

 Active Members: An active member is one who qualifies under the membership clause and supports the NTEPS Network through active participation and attendance.

 Advising Member - An advising member is an employee of a governmental and/or regulatory organization that interacts with the Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, and Transmission Industry.  Advising members have neither voting nor elective office privileges.

 Membership Status – The Executive Committee shall review membership status.

 Article III - Organization

  1. The Officers of the NTEPS Network will include as minimum, a President, Vice President, and Secretary who shall be elected for a one-year term on a calendar year basis by a majority vote of members and shall serve without compensation. 
  1. Election of officers will be held at least 60 days before the beginning of the calendar year. The election may be conducted at a regularly scheduled meeting or by letter ballot.  
  1. The Executive Committee shall consist of nine persons as follows: The President, Vice-President, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and five Active Members. Until the Past-President position is filled, an additional Active Member shall be elected to the Executive Committee. 
  1. Individuals shall not serve in the same position for more than three consecutive terms. 
  1. The President-elect shall attend Executive Committee meetings until assuming office. 

Article IV – Meetings

  1. Meetings are to be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order Revised.
  2. General membership meetings are to be held regularly.
  3. Meetings may include a round table discussion, guest speaker presentation(s), reports of the Executive Committee business meetings, and from other committees as appropriate.

 Article V - Duties of the NTEPS Network Officers

 The President shall:

  1. Preside at regular and special NTEPS Network meetings.
  2. Call and lead meetings of the Executive Committee.
  3. Provide leadership for programs and activities during his/her term of office.
  4. Ensure representation of the NTEPS Network at meetings of other organizations as appropriate.
  5. Establish communication with others who have an interest in Safety, Health and Environment.
  6. Chair the Election Committee for the next year.

 The Vice-President shall:

  1. Assume and carry out the duties of the President if the President is unable to serve.
  2. Assume duties as assigned by the President.
  3. Maintain all past records and files of the NTEPS Network in an organized manner.

 The Secretary shall:

  1. Record minutes of the NTEPS Network and Executive Committee meetings and arrange for duplication and distribution to members.
  2. Maintain NTEPS Network membership and participation records.
  3. Prepare and distribute notices of regular and special meetings of the NTEPS Network and Executive Committee to members.
  4. Prepare NTEPS Network correspondence with the exception of correspondence to acquire speakers.
  5. Prepare meeting agendas with the assistance of the Executive Committee.

 The Executive Committee shall:

  1. Meet at least 45 days before the beginning of each calendar year to plan the NTEPS Network program. This will include the establishment of necessary sub-committees, types of programs and places of meetings.
  2. Review subjects for discussion at regular meetings including suggested guest speakers.
  3. Meet periodically to ensure that the meetings and other activities of the NTEPS Network are being conducted as outlined in the planned schedule.
  4. Appoint sub-committees for specified purposes as warranted throughout the year.
  5. Appoint Active Members to fill vacancies on the Executive Committee until the next scheduled election.

 The Election Committee shall:

  1. Be chaired by the President.
  2. Consist of at least two active members appointed by the President.
  3. Provide an opportunity for all Active Members to make nominations.
  4. Report to the Secretary, in writing, accepted nominations.
  5. Create, and distribute a ballot to active members to allow for a vote.
  6. Make provision for write-in names on the ballot.
  7. Count votes and announce election results at the next regular meeting.

 Article V - Procedures:

Robert's Rules of Order Revised is the parliamentary authority in all matters of procedure not specifically covered in the Bylaws.

 Article VI – Amendments to Bylaws

Proposed amendments to these bylaws shall be submitted to the President in writing and reviewed by the Executive Committee before consideration by the general membership. Prior to becoming effective, amendments shall be approved by a majority vote of active members.

 Bylaws:

Drafted: 12 December 2008 by Ad-Hoc Committee

Adopted: Febuary 26, 2009 by majority at the regular meeting

Amended:

 

Thank you for your interest in NTEPS!  Should you need more info or to schedule attendance to our next meeting, feel free to contact us via the email address provided below or click the icon for our contact form.  

The NTEPS monthly meetings are scheduled through "Eventbrite.com" and if you would like to join our next meeting, simple click the orange "Eventbrite.com" logo icon below.  

 

North Texas Exploration and Production Safety (NTEPS)
Date: Third (3rd) Thursday of each month
Time: 9:00am-11:00am,
Location: UTA in Arlington – Division for Enterprise Development Center
140 West Mitchell Street, Arlington, TX
Room: TBA

W: http://www.nteps.com
E:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

      Eventbrite is the world's largest event technology platform.  Accessible via the web or multiple mobile applications.  

 

Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, generally from 9 AM to 11 AM.  The NTEPS monthly meetings are scheduled through "Eventbrite.com" and if you would like to join our next meeting, simple click the orange "Eventbrite.com" logo icon below or send us a request via our contact form.

North Texas Exploration and Production Safety (NTEPS)
Date: Third (3rd) Thursday of each month
Time: 9:00am-11:00am,
Location: UTA in Arlington – Division for Enterprise Development Center
140 West Mitchell Street, Arlington, TX
Room: TBA

W: http://www.nteps.com
E:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

       Eventbrite is the world's largest event technology platform.  Accessible via the web or multiple mobile applications.

Vision  

"Incident-Free Operations"


Objective 

The North Texas Exploration and Production Safety Network (Charter), commonly known as the NTEPS Network (NTEPS.com), promotes safety, health and environmental improvement in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the North Texas corridor. The NTEPS Network fosters a work environment that relies upon open communication and trust.

Scope 

The NTEPS Network includes Operators and Contractors in the Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, and Product Transmission industry as equally valued members in partnership with OSHA, NIOSH, API, AESC, IADC, IPAA, other trade associations and educators across the country. The NTEPS Network encompasses the geographic region within the North Texas corridor within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding areas.

Methods The NTEPS Network will:

  • Meet periodically to share and discuss safety, health and environmental incidents, best practices, emerging trends, and related issues.
  • Establish focus groups to address specific issues.
  • Work with others interested in the advancement of worker health, safety, security, and the environment.  

Resources Required

Member companies should designate representatives to participate in meetings, contributing knowledge, information, and support.

Charter Approval 

This charter was approved by the majority of the members present at the February 26, 2009 NTEPS Network meeting.

Welcome to the new website for North Texas Exploration and Production Safety Network (NTEPS)!  We hope you will join us at our next meeting. 

June is National Safety Month! Come Join Us as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to Keep Each Other Safe.

Our next Meeting is June 15, 2017 and our guest speaker is Mickey Nevill with Basic Energy Services
Safety Presentation on SIMOPS (Simultaneous Operations)

Safe + Sound Week June 12-18, 2017

North Texas Exploration & Production Safety Network has partnered with the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for Safe + Sound Week June 12-18. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. These programs can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving the bottom line. Throughout this week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program--management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards.  Read More about Safe + Sound Week

July 20, 2017 Meeting
Eric Rosemann, CSP – Safety Presentation: “ANSI Z390 (H2S) Standard – It’s Here! Why Not Use It?”
Rachel Richter, Urban Wildlife Biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife in the DFW area. Safety Presentation: Snake’s role in the ecosystem, snake identification, safety around venomous snakes, and what to do or not do if you do get bitten by a venomous snake.