Safety Resources

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Oil and Gas Industry eTool

The oil and gas industry employs hundreds of thousands of people and is a vital component of the national economy. Sitemap 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. 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.

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

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Oil and Gas Well Drilling, Servicing and Storage

This page is a part of an ongoing commitment by OSHA and the oil and gas well drilling, servicing and storage industry to provide employers and employees in this industry with information to help in complying with OSHA and industry standards to ensure a safe workplace. Exposures to hazards present in the oil and gas well drilling, servicing and storage are addressed in specific standards for general industry. This page is a part of an ongoing commitment by OSHA and the oil and gas well drilling, servicing and storage industry to provide employers and employees in this industry with information to help in complying with OSHA and industry standards to ensure a safe workplace.

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NM Occupational Health & Safety Bureau

The Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) is a state regulatory agency that is part of the New Mexico Environment Department. It has the responsibility of enforcing Occupational Health and Safety Regulations within New Mexico. New Mexico has adopted the Federal OSHA Regulations and has promulgated some State specific regulations. The scope of NM OHSB’s jurisdiction includes all private industry and public entities such as city, county, and state government; excluding Federal Employees.

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Upcoming Industry Events:

2012 Oil and Gas Safety Conference in Dallas, TX – December 4 -5, 2012

The conference gathers all levels of professionals to improve safety in the Oil and Gas Industry through cooperative educational programming provided by Oil and Gas Industry leaders, DOL OSHA personnel and other Government and Regulatory Agency representatives. The goal of the conference is to provide tools to foster an incident free workplace while building a productive and collaborative relationship between the Oil and Gas Industry and Regulatory Agencies.

Access the 2012 Oil and Gas Safety Conference Website here