Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VI

June 27, 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) June 23, 2010

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed
    June 23, 2010 signed

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Dean Wingo , Region VI Assistant Regional Administrator – Cooperative and State Programs

    Kenny Jordan, Executive Director
    Joyce Ryel, HSE Committee
    Barry Horseman, HSE Committee
    Charlie Swift, HSE Committee
    Timothy Wells, HSE Committee
    JS Vidrine, HSE Committee
    Fred Holmes, HSE Committee
    Randal Papasan, HSE Committee

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period
    June 23, 2010 to June 23, 2011

    Through the OSHA and AESC Alliance, the organizations are working together to provide AESC members and affiliates in the well servicing industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect employees’ health and safety.

    The 2nd Oil and Gas Conference was held in Dallas, TX on November 30 - December 2, 2010. OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference (Exploration and Production) in Dallas. The theme of the conference was “People, Equipment and Compliance,” the inter-relationships and importance of seamless interaction to achieve safety excellence.  The mission was to improve safety in the Oil and Gas Industry through cooperative educational programming provided by various government and regulatory agencies and oil and gas industry experts.  The idea was to build a productive and collaborative relationship between the entities through the sharing of best practices.

    Approximately 1,200 registrants attended, with 75 exhibitors and over 70 diverse and informational educational workshops, seminars and sessions lead by experts in the field of Oil and Gas safety on such topics as behavior-based safety, contractor management, drilling services, industry associations, management and leadership, regulatory compliance, risk management, training and workforce renewal, well servicing and more.

  4. Events and Products

    Training and Education
    OSHA and AESC participated in the 2nd Oil and Gas Conference held in Dallas, TX on November 30 - December 2, 2010. Training sessions included lockout/tagout, accident investigation, recordkeeping, emergency response, hazard communication, and confined spaces. Over 1200 people attended the conference which included drilling contractors, well servicing companies, oil companies, and trucking companies.

    OSHA staff participated in the 2010 AESC Tradeshow & Conference, October 4-6, 2010
     In Fort Worth, TX providing staff that made presentations on Current OSHA activities and the OSHA whistleblower program.

    Outreach and Communication
    The AESC is working with STEPS, NTEPS, and other networks involving exploration and production companies.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  5. Results

    Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    2nd Oil and Gas Conference over 1,200 attendees
    AESC Tradeshow and conference 300
    Well Servicing magazine articles on 10,000
    OSHA compliance issues
    Total 13,500
  6. Upcoming Milestones


    This Alliance was given to Region VI effective January 1, 2008 from the National Office.
    This Alliance continues to provide a means for OSHA and the oil field services companies to share information through articles in their publications and participation in both AECS and OSHA meetings.