Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - September 30, 2006
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
South Texas Exploration and Production Safety Network (STEPS)
October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006
Signed October 20, 2004
The purpose of the STEPS Network / OSHA Alliance is the establish a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces in the oil and gas industry in South Texas through training, outreach, and communication.
Implementation Team Members
Marianne McGee, OSHA
Rick Ingram, BP America Production Co.
Javier Balderas, Halliburton
Joe Bustamante, Professional Safety Associates Inc.
Tonna Marcyes, TDI Workers Safety
John Buehrig, ExxonMobil
Tony Jones, SANTOS USA
John Cantu, El Paso Oil and Gas
Ted Reed, BJ Services
October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006
Implementation Team Meetings
October 6, 2005 Halliburton Corpus Christi Office Person to person and teleconference June 1, 2006 Halliburton Corpus Christi Office Person to person
Activities and Products
Training and Education
The goal of delivering hazard recognition training was met through the STEPS Network monthly meetings. Approximately three training sessions were conducted at each of the 12 monthly meetings. The subjects include but are not limited to emergency preparedness, hand safety, recording injuries and illnesses, OSHA inspection procedures, load securement, legal liabilities, sustainability and hazardous waste manifest requirements.
Best practices such as hand safety, ergonomics, and safe driving were shared at the STEPS Network and subsequently posted on the website.
The STEPS Network has a website that consists of the meeting minutes and PowerPoint presentations of many of the topics presented at the monthly meetings. The website also contains safety alerts, recent incidents, best practices, etc. The website address is www.stepsnetwork.com
Outreach and Communication
OSHA conducted training sessions including the CCAO Fatality Reduction Initiative, a review of the enhanced enforcement program, general OSHA information and recordkeeping.
Two STEPS Executive Committee members did a presentation on the STEPS Network and their Alliance with OSHA and Texas Worker’s Compensation Commission (TWCC) at the Texas Safety Summit sponsored by the TWCC.
The STEPS President and an OSHA representative met with contractors for a large independent and discussed recent fatalities and the STEPS Network.
One STEPS member was approved as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star site.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
Many members of the STEPS Network are strong advocates for safety and health improvement in the oil and gas industry and actively discuss the issue at various meetings such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) local chapter meetings, Association of Energy Servicing Contractors meetings, as well as other industry meetings.
The STEPS Past President and an OSHA representative met with representatives of the majors to discuss a possible unified orientation program. This project is currently under development and will require that all employees attend a unified orientation session that is recognized by the majors.
The STEPS Network / OSHA Alliance has been very effective in creating an open dialogue between the local oil and gas industry and OSHA. OSHA receives numerous inquires from the STEPS membership regarding safety and health issues and injury and illness recordability.
Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Training and outreach at the STEPS Network Monthly meetings (12) Approximately 60 attendees each month Outreach to the local chapter of the AESC 40 Presentation to the Texas Safety Summit on safety and health in the oil and gas industry and the alliance Approximately 400 attendees Outreach to Devon contractors during annual meeting 60 Outreach to El Paso Production contractors during annual meeting 30 Numerous presentations by the STEPS President, Vice-President and Secretary and OSHA to industry representatives Texas Department of Insurance Office of Worker Safety taught classes on blood-borne pathogens, job hazard analysis and hazard communication 45 Radio Broadcast on SafeNation Radio on the STEPS Network TOTAL 1295
Monthly training and outreach meetings are planned for the next year.
Due to the success it is recommended that this alliance be continued.
STEPS Activities for Oct. 2005 to Sept. 2006
October 16, 2005 STEPS meeting, fatality update November 16, 2005 STEPS Meeting, fatality update December 21, 2005 STEPS Meeting, fatality update January 17-20, 2006 VPP audit of STEPS member, BP America January 18, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update, OSHA 300 Log and Summary requirements February 15, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update. TDI Quarterly training: Blood-borne pathogens March 15, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update, and Texas Oil and Gas Association seminar April 19, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update April 26, 2006 Recordkeeping training for STEPS member May 4, 2006 Presentation on STEPS for Devon Contractors May 17, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update. TDI quarterly training: Job Hazard Analysis May 18, 2006 STEPS Executive Committee members (2) addressed the Texas Safety Summit June 1, 2006 Planning meeting for June STEPS meeting June 6, 2006 STEPS member BP America becomes a VPP Star June 14, 2006 Fatality Reduction Initiative and STEPS info for AESC June 21, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update June 29, 2006 Meeting with the Texas Oil and Gas Association regarding an alliance. July 19, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update and Fatality Reduction Initiative August 16, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update, and General OSHA Inspections. TDI quarterly training: Hazard Communication. August 19, 2006 SafeNation Radio Broadcast re: STEPS September 20, 2006 STEPS Meeting, fatality update, and Enhanced Enforcement Program