Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - September 9, 2010

September 09, 2010

for the
Permian Basin Services, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network (PBSTEPS)

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    To promote safe and healthful working conditions for workers in the Permian Basin who are engaged in one form or another in the business of oil and gas and also to help people get into, stay in, expand and improve their small business in the Permian Basin area which includes southeast New Mexico. Provide employers with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them provide to their employees knowledge of safety and health hazards of construction and general industry with a focus on the four major hazards: falls, electrical, struck by and caught in between.

    Evaluation Period: 09-2009 through 09/2010
    Implementation Team Meetings


  2. Events and Products:

    Training and Education
    • Events – Presentations and training provided at the PBSTEPS monthly meetings
    • October 09 : Drugs in the workplace; Oilfield glove use; Hispanic Association of Safety Professionals
    • November 09 : Ethical hunting; Safety Attitudes; Powered Industrial Trucks
    • December 09: Winter weather; Smoke detectors; Operation Life save
    • January 10: Bloodborne; Pressure Relief Valves
    • February 10: International Association of Drilling Contractors update; Oil and Gas regs; RCRA Inspections; OSHA Intro of new AD
    • March 10: How to reduce injuries 50 percent the first year
    • April 10: Severe weather (spring); Safeland; Drug delivery methods presented by the DEA; OSHA Update
    • May 10: Normally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM); Dangers in the Oilfield
    • June 10: DOT Regulations; Violence in the workplace; Oilfield theft awareness
    • July 10: Clothing options (PPE); noise induced hearing loss
    • August 10: Bee Safety; Behavioral Based Learning Skills; Experimental Learning Exercises
    • Products: PowerPoints for most of the presentations are available for download on the PBSTEPS ( website.

    Outreach and Communication
    • Events: All of the events (meetings) that occur monthly have some element of outreach. An OSHA representative is almost always present.

    • Products

      No products have yet to be developed under this alliance. However, the concept of this network has grown throughout Region VI as well as other Regions in OSHA. This group enjoys the best attendance in the region.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • Events: Each meeting has some element of dialogue on workplace safety.

    • This network enjoys a large attendance each month; routinely, over 120 persons attend representing 50 or more companies involved in oil and gas.

  3. Results: This Safety Network has enjoyed great success. There is a website and many companies involved help sponsor the meeting place and refreshments for the monthly meetings. Involvement is key and each month, the involvement grows. Most of the attendees are safety personnel from companies and the information/training they receive from these meetings is taken back to the employee population of each company which makes the total magnified by thousands.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
  1. October 09: Drugs in the workplace; use of gloves
  1. November 09:  Safety Attitudes; Powered Industrial Trucks
  1. December 09: Winter Weather; Smoke Detectors
  2. January 10: Bloodborne: Pressure
    Relief Valves
  3. February 10: IADC update; Oil and
    Gas Regs; RCRA Inspections
  4. March 10: Reducing injuries
  5. April 10:  Severe weather; DEA
  6. May 10:  NORM; Dangers in
  7. June 10: DOT; Violence in
    Workplace; oilfield theft
  8. July 10: PPE; noise induced
    hearing loss
  9. August 10: Bee Safety; exercises.




    TOTAL 1,397


    1. Upcoming Milestones

      The Permian Basin STEPS Network has exceeded expectations as far as content and involvement of the oil and gas community. Out of this and the south Texas network, others have continued to blossom throughout the region as well as in other OSHA regions. The networks have become connected and a National STEPS is now in place and takes an active role in the bi-annual Oil and Gas Safety Conference. This network looks forward to continuing their association with the El Paso AO and the Lubbock DO by renewing their alliance in September 2010.