OSHA and Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) AllianceClose-Out ReportDecember 31, 2007
On March 30, 2005, OSHA and AESC formed an Alliance to focus 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 organizations signed an Alliance renewal agreement on May 21, 2007.
To better serve the public in an area that is experiencing a high concentration of well site servicing activities, OSHA and AESC agreed to conclude the national Alliance as of December 31, 2007 and transfer the Alliance to Region VI.
During the implementation of the OSHA and AESC Alliance, a number of successes resulted from the organizations' work together to meet the agreement's goals including:
- The OSHA and AESC Alliance implementation team developed a Well Servicing Best Practices for Employers and Employees fact sheet which identifies hazards associated with well servicing activities and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses.
- On October 3, 2006, Richard S. Ranck, Jr., Lead Industrial Hygienist, Region VI, Ft. Worth, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "Conducting Oil and Gas Site Assessments," at the AESC Annual Health, Safety and Environmental Tradeshow and Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas to over 120 well servicing safety and health professionals.
- On October 4, 2006, Michael W. Talmont, Lead Industrial Hygienist, Region VI, Ft. Worth, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "Oil and Gas Industry - OSHA Update," at the AESC Annual Health, Safety and Environmental Tradeshow and Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas to over 120 well servicing safety and health professionals.
- OSHA and AESC implementation team members reviewed and provided OSHA with comments on the Agency's revised draft Potential Flammability Hazard Associated with Bulk Transportation of Oilfield Exploration and Production Waste Liquids Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB).
Report prepared by: Rob Swick, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, January 31, 2008