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


  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed: May 11, 2011

    End Date: April 11, 2012

    Overview

    Alliance with the Ark La Tex STEPS Network and the Dallas(Primary) and Baton Rouge Area Office's and directed towards reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. STEPS Network is a monthly safety meeting where best practices and incident trends are discussed, and guest speakers provide safety information to address hazards in the industry.

    Implementation Team Members

    ARK LA TEX STEPS

                Ray Stevens, President (2011), ARK LA TEX STEPS
                Daniel Anguiano, Tech Assist (2011) ARK LA TEX STEPS

    USDOL/OSHA

                Stephen Boyd, Dallas AO
                Dorinda Folse, Baton Rouge AO
                Elias Vela, Dallas AO

    Evaluation Period

    May 11, 2011 through April 12, 2012

  3. Implementation Team Meetings
  4. After the signing of the Alliance coordination and planning was conducted through phone, email, and safety committee meetings

  5. Events and Products
  6. Training and Education

    • Events
      • None
      • Seminars
        • The Ark La Tex STEPS Network purpose is to provide a safety forum for companies and organizations involved in the oil and gas exploration and production industry to meet on a monthly basis to discuss accident trends, best practices, disseminate safety information, and have speakers talk on relevant topics to safety in the exploration and production field.  Meetings are held monthly and last approximately three hours.
      • Products
        • A resource slide presentation was developed with industry related safety information and distributed to hundreds of companies in the oil and gas industry.
      Outreach and Communication

      • Events
        • Monthly safety forums (second Wednesday of each month)
      • Products
        • Developed a website, www.arklatexteps.com to facilitate the dissemination of information to the industry in the East Texas area. In the past year the site has received  over 100 hits with 19 being used to locate safety resources.

      Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

      • Events
        • No National dialogue at this time
      • Products
        • No products developed at this time
  7. Results
  8. Participation in the alliance has helped maintain and improve the knowledge and sharing of best practices for the exploration and production field in the Ark La Tex area. In addition to the meetings covering FRCs, safe driving, H2S, slings inspection and safety, cell phone policies, cranes, and other topics, meetings on fatality trends, best practices, and new regulations were distributed to the exploration and production contractors. The group has become a distribution point for safety related classes in the area, particularly non-profit grant classes offered in the area. The meetings average approximately 40 attendees. OSHA's National Campaign for work-related Heat Stress and National Initiative for Distracted Driving were address and materials were provided to members-attendees of the monthly meeting.

  9. Upcoming Milestones
  10. The members-attendees were invited to the next ASSE Safety Expo at the Longview Maude Cobb Convention center on April 24, 2012. Also invited to the Texas Mutual Oil & Gas Symposium in Longview scheduled for May 23, 2012.