Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - December 8, 2008
Alliance Annual Report
Mid-Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (MCEPS), Energy
Training Council and Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association Alliance
December 8, 2008
Date Signed. September 9, 2007
The Mid-Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (MCEPS), Energy Training Council and Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association Alliance, promotes an awareness of safety, health and environmental issues and solutions in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the mid-continent region of Oklahoma. The goal of the Alliance is improved work site conditions and a reduction of work site fatalities and serious injuries through the delivery of safety training and education and the development and sharing of accident prevention programs by participants.
Implementation Team Members:
Joyce Ryel, MCEPS
Kim Kohler, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association
Mike Stovall, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association
Heather Hartman, OSHA
The original purpose of this alliance has melded into the Mid-Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (MCEPS) organization, and it is through activities MCEPS that the goals and objectives of the Alliance are represented. Members of the alliance implementation team are officers in the MCEPS organization. MCEPS officers, meeting sponsors and presenters may be considered contributors to the alliance through their continuous participation and/or support of MCEPS organization.
September 9, 2007 through December 8, 2008
A. Meetings Before the Alliance signing
Date Location Type of Meeting 02-21-07 OIPA Office In-person 03-29-07 OIPA Office In-person 04-19-97 OIPA Office In-person 05-24-07 OIPA Office In-person 06-21-07 OIPA Office In-person 10-18-07 OIPA Office In-person 12-20-07 OIPA Office In-person 01-17-08 MNTC-South Campus In-person 07-17-08 FTTC-Portland Campus In-person
*MCEPS Ad Hoc / Executive Committee meetings are comprised of Alliance Implementation Teams members and, as result, MCEPS committee meetings serve a dual role.
B. *Implementation Team Meetings
Date Location Type of Meeting 10-18-07 OIPA Office In-person 12-20-07 OIPA Office In-person 01-17-08 MNTC-South Campus In-person 07-17-08 FTTC-Portland Campus In-person
Events and Products
Training and Education
During this defined evaluation period, there were 13 MCEPS industry meetings where a variety of topic were covered such as:
Dealing with the Print Media OSHA Accidents
SPCC Plans and Related Regulations Drivers Training
DOT/PHMSA Regulation Update Common OSHA Myths
Workers’ Compensation Issues/ Updates Safety Coaching
Workers’ Compensation Basics Fall Protection
Training in the Workplace-Panel Discussion
Frac Tanks /Static Discharge Snake Bites
Drug Awareness Hand Safety
Mock (OSHA) Informal Conference
Member of MCEPS / Alliance Implementation Team provided training on “plugging operations” to members of the Oklahoma City OSHA Area Office compliance staff, Little Rock Area Office compliance staff, Oklahoma Department of Labor-OSHA Consultation, and training coordinators with the Oklahoma Career Technology Business & Industry Division.
Approximately 15 MCEP/ Alliance Implementation Team members participate in an oil & gas curriculum development meeting at the University of Central Oklahoma. The Director of Industrial Safety Occupational & Technology Education requested input and arrange for a ½ day development meeting.
With the consent of presenters at MCEPS meeting, ppt presentations are provided by e-mail to meeting participants / members for their use.
Outreach and Communication
MCEPS member spoke at the Oklahoma State Management Council about MCEPS.
Three members of MCEPS/Alliance Implementation Team spoke about MCEPS at the Oklahoma Safety Council’s annual 2008 Safety and Health Conference in Tulsa, OK.
MCEPS member spoke at 3 contractor safety meetings of an exploration company about MCEPS.
MCEPS member company’s newsletter featured an article about MCEPS.
MCEPS member spoke to a UCO college class of students pursing degrees in safety about Oil and Gas safety and MCEPS.
Scheduled a MCEPS outreach meeting December 11 at Woodward Technology Center with oil and gas
MCEPS developed an organization “logo” for use in correspondence / with any future products etc.
The following information was provided by the Oklahoma City OSHA Area Office in follow-up to subjects raised during MCEPS meetings, in response to phone queries by individuals in the oil & gas industry or subjects raised at other alliance meetings also applicable to the oil & gas industry, and then provided to the MCEPS president for e-mail distribution to meeting participants and MCEPS members:
Data/description of fatality incidents
Data/description of violations cited by OKC AO inspection activity
Data/description of 5(a)(1) violations cited by OKC AO
Follow-up clarifying and/or explanatory information related to:
Material Handling Equipment Powered Industrial Trucks
Coverage of Temporary Workers Fall Protection
PPE Payment Rule Eyewash Facilities
Lockout/Tagout 1910.147 Handrails 1910.24
Recordkeeping Issues 1904
Application of Industry Consensus Standards/Guidelines
Compliance Responsibilities With A Change In Company Ownership
News article (OIPA) on OSHA’s Inspection Process / Oil & Gas REP
News article about MCEPS in the Daily Oklahoman Newspaper
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
Member of MCEPS / Alliance Implementation Team attended the 2008 OSHA Region VI Oil & Gas Safety Conference in Houston, Texas Dec 2-.
Member of MCEPS / Alliance Implementation Team is in the early stages of assembling a local committee to evaluate and develop safe practices for preventing fires/ explosions associated with static buildup in frac tanks. Any results of that effort would have regional impact since participants in MCEPS operate throughout the Mid-Continent (TX, OK., KS).
Three (3) members of MCEPS attended / participated in a meeting following the OSHA Region VI Oil & Gas Safety Conference about forming a “national” networking organization.
Member of MCEPS helped establish a similar safety networking organization to MCEPS in Colorado.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached and/or Trained Monthly MCEPS meetings attendance 40 Electronic Distribution (Follow-up info) 600 Print (OIPA newsletter article) 1700 Training (Plugging operations) 25 Conference (OSC Annual S & H Conf) 30 Print (Corporate newsletter article) 8000 Safety Meeting (Company contractor meetings) 175 (contractors) Conference (Oklahoma State Management Council) 60 College class 60 Total Reached and/or Trained 10,690
For CY 2009 the principle goal is to expand participation in MCEPs by the Energy Industry with an emphasis on reaching smaller producers, operators and servicing companies and facilitating SHE training opportunities.