Oil and Gas Well Drilling, Servicing and Storage -
Safety and Health Programs
An effective safety and health program depends on the
credibility of management's involvement in the program; inclusion of employees
in safety and health decisions; rigorous worksite analysis to identify hazards
and potential hazards, including those which could result from a change in
worksite conditions or practices; stringent prevention and control measures; and
thorough training. It addresses hazards whether or not they are regulated by
government standards. The following references characterize and further explain
safety and health programs.
Permit-Required Confined Space Program [PDF
- 40 KB].
Boise State University, (2000, May 1).
- Job Hazard Analysis. OSHA
Publication 3071, (2002). Also available as a 497 KB PDF. Explains what a job hazard analysis is and offers guidelines to
help employers conduct their own step-by-step analysis.
and Health Management Systems. OSHA eTool. There are four crucial
questions you should be asking when it comes to safety and health programs.
The detailed answers are found in the four modules of this eTool.
$afety Pays. OSHA. Interactive software that assists employers in
assessing the impact of occupational injuries and illnesses on their
profitability. It uses a company's profit margin, the average costs of an
injury or illness, and an indirect cost multiplier to project the amount of
sales a company would need to generate to cover those costs.
and Health Management Program Guidelines; Issuance of Voluntary Guidelines.
OSHA Federal Register Notice 54:3904-3916, (1989, January 26). These safety
and health program management guidelines are for use by employers to prevent
occupational injuries and illnesses.
Safety and Health Add Value.
OSHA Publication 3180, 6 pages. Also available as a 200 KB PDF. Describes how safety and health add value to your business, your
workplace, and your life.
- For additional information, see OSHA's Injury and Illness Prevention Programs.
Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at 202-693-2200 for assistance accessing PDF materials.
*These files are provided for downloading.