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Oil & gas industry to observe safety stand down Nov. 14

Lots of industry-specific safety resources available

September 23, 2013

oil workersOSHA’s stand down program is coming to the oil and gas industry.

During national stand downs, participants are asked to suspend work for at least one hour in order to allow employees to attend meetings and learn safety and health information specific to their industry.

The oil and gas industry event, which is being organized by OSHA, the National Service Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network and the University of Texas at Arlington's OSHA Education Center will be on Nov. 14, between 9:30 and 11 a.m.

An official ceremony will kick off the event at 9:30 a.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, in Humble, Texas.

Speakers include Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and Dr. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Respirable Silica and the 2013 Incidents Videos will be shown. Warren Hubler, HSE VP at Helmerich & Payne, and Industry co-Chair of the NORA O&G Extraction Council will discuss: “The business Case for Safety.”

Visit the OSHA Stand-Down website to learn more and register to participate.

In addition, eight OSHA-authorized education centers are offering a new oil and gas safety training course, Hazards Recognition and Standards for On-Shore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production. Since this course was introduced in January 2013, OSHA Education Centers have conducted 34 classes in 11 different states, resulting in more than 400 students trained. Visit OSHA's online Searchable Course Schedule to find when and where the course will next take place.

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