Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to Concluded Alliances

(originally signed March 30, 2005; renewed May 21, 2007; concluded December 31, 2007;
This Alliance was transferred to Region VI. See the Region VI Alliance Web page for additional information)




The OSHA and AESC Alliance, focuses on providing AESC members and others in the well site services industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect employees health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hand and back hazards. The Alliances goals include:

Outreach and communication:

  • Work with OSHA to provide the expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHAs and AESCs Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs or AESCs conferences, local meetings, or other industry related events such as annual AESC Tradeshow and Conference.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding AESC best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by AESC and through OSHA- or AESC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures. 

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace safety issues such as hand and back hazards for well site services employees to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

Related Documents



Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases


Activities and Events


  • October 2-4, 2006: AESC Annual Health, Safety and Environmental Tradeshow and Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas.
    • October 3, 2006: Richard S. Ranck, Jr., Lead Industrial Hygienist, Region VI, Ft. Worth, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled, "Conducting Oil and Gas Site Assessments" to over 120 attendees.
    • October 4, 2006: Michael W. Talmont, Lead Industrial Hygienist, Region VI, Ft. Worth, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled, "Oil and Gas Industry - OSHA Update" to over 120 attendees.
  • November 16, 2005: AESC Permian Basin Chapter Meeting, Odessa, Texas.
    • November 16, 2005: Violet Hobbs, Safety Engineer, Region VI, Lubbock, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled, "OSHA's Alliance Program" to 40 attendees.
  • September 12-14, 2005: AESC Annual Health Safety and Environmental Conference, Austin, Texas.
    • September 13, 2005: Joann Natarajan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Austin, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, and Ron Tom, Texas Workers Compensation Commission, Workers' Safety and Health Division, gave a presentation about OSHA's cooperative programs, including the Alliance Program and the On-Site Consultation Program to 40 attendees.
    • Joann Natarajan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Austin, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA and Ron Tom, Texas Workers Compensation Commission, Workers' Safety and Health Division, staffed the OSHA/AESC Alliance exhibit during the conference.
  • March 23, 2005: 1st Quarter 2005 Health and Safety Committee Meeting, Houston, Texas.
    • March 23, 2005: Mark Briggs, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Houston, Texas South Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled, "OSHA's Alliance Program" to 30 attendees.

Products and Resources



Alliance Program Participant Developed Product

  • Fact Sheet: Well Servicing Best Practices for Employers and Employees. The Well Servicing Best Practices for Employers and Employees fact sheet is a product of the OSHA and AESC Alliance. It identifies hazards associated with well servicing activities and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses.

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