Learn More about Oil and Gas Exploration Safety
The oil and gas industry employs hundreds of thousands of workers. These workers are engaged in many different industrial processes needed to successfully drill and service a well. Recognizing and controlling hazards is critical to preventing injuries and deaths. This WebEx identifies common hazards and solutions to reduce incidents that could lead to injuries or fatalities. Worker safety awareness is necessary for injury prevention during all phases of drilling and servicing operations.
A new video developed by OSHA Region VI Training Institute Education Centers offers guidance on how to prevent injuries and fatalities from common hazards in the oil and gas industry.
The one-hour video will focus on the following hazards:
- Hydrogen Sulfide gas (H2S)
- Heat Illness
Please register to receive your link to this educational video by completing the registration form here. The video will be available for free viewing starting May 28, 2019.
Crane Operator Qualifications
On February 7, 2019 the Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualifications final rule became effective, requiring employers using cranes in the construction industry to document their evaluation of their crane operators. That same day OSHA issued temporary enforcement guidance indicating that while it will still enforce the requirement that employers evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes it is going to provide additional time for employers to begin to document the evaluations. Questions? Check out OSHA’s FAQs.
Reminder - 90-day Grace Period Eliminated
Effective January 1, 2019, the 90-day grace period for renewing your OSHA Outreach Trainer Cards has been eliminated.
The requisite update course must be completed BEFORE the expiration date indicated on your trainer card. If your authorization lapses, not only must you retake the Trainer Course in order to once again be authorized to conduct the 10- and 30-hour outreach classes, but you will be subject to meeting all the new prerequisites for becoming a trainer, up to and including successfully having completed the applicable Standards course within the past 7 years. If you have any questions or need help registering for a class please call 866-906-9190.
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