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Additional Resources

NIOSH Resources

Inspection Checklists

  • Rig Check (PDF). "Rig Check" was developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in partnership with safety experts from the oil and gas extraction industry. It is made up of 35 inspection forms. The forms are designed to be used by rig workers to document the inspection of tools and equipment commonly found on rotary and workover rigs.
Training Materials
Industry Associations and Networks

Numerous publications, recommended practices, and guidelines that specifically address safe work practices have been developed by the American Petroleum Institute (API), Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC), International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), and the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network. See the following links for further information.

American Petroleum Institute (API)

API develops standards that identify and support proven engineering and operating practices, and safe, interchangeable equipment and materials, for use in the petroleum industry. API is an accredited standards Developing Organization that meets the due process requirements of the American National Standards Institute.

Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC)

AESC is an international association that represents the energy-service segment of the oil and gas industry. It offers publications regarding industry practices.

International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)

The IADC is a trade association that represents the interests of members of the drilling segment of the oil and gas industry. It offers publications regarding industry practices and training materials.

National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network

The national STEPS Network is an organization composed of operators and contractors in the oil and gas exploration, production, and product transmission industries that are in an alliance with OSHA, industry trade associations, and educators. It offers products in response to safety and health initiatives it identifies in the industry.


*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 639-2300 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 639-2300.

**eBooks - EPUB is the most common format for e-Books. If you use a Sony Reader, a Nook, or an iPad you can download the EPUB file format. If you use a Kindle, you can download the MOBI file format.

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