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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group (GCS&TG) recognize the value of a continued collaboration of existing relations to foster safer and healthier American workplaces. OSHA and GCS&TG hereby form an Alliance to provide GCS&TG members and others in the oil and gas industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards that are associated with production, drilling and crane operations.

OSHA and the GCS&TG will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:

  • Develop training and education programs on oil and gas industry safety and health issues that are associated with production, drilling and crane operations.

OSHA and GCS&TG will work together to achieve the following outreach and communications goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic tools and links from OSHA's and the GCS&TG's Websites. (Does GCS&TG have a website?)

  • Speak, exhibit or appear at OSHA's and GCS&TG's conferences and meetings such as other key events where oil and gas industry safety and health issues are proactively addressed.

  • Sponsor and provide professional development seminars/opportunities that will be open to all companies in the oil and gas industry focusing upon safety and health best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and GCS&TG; implementation of health, safety and environmental programs and trends in workforce hazards.

  • Promote and encourage GCS&TG's members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in GCS&TG's best practices in production, drilling and crane operations as jointly determined by OSHA and GCS&TG.

  • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and GCS&TG, of GCS&TG's members.

OSHA and GCS&TG will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on safety and health:

  • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever GCS&TG leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on oil and gas industry safety and health issues that are associated with production, drilling, and crane operations in order to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace and to provide health, safety and environmental awareness.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

The Executive Committee of GCS&TG and OSHA will form an implementation team to develop a plan of action based on mutually agreed upon working procedures and the identification of roles and responsibilities for the participants. In addition, they will meet at least quarterly to track, analyze and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA will afford the opportunity for representatives of the Louisiana Department of Labor, Workplace Safety Office and OSHA Consultation Project's to participate.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories. and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.




Greg Honaker
OSHA, Baton Rouge Area Office



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Denise B. Campbell, CSP
BP Americas
2002/2003 President, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group
2003/2004 Treasurer, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group



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Jim Gunter, CSP
ULL Marine Survival Training Center
2002/2003 Vice President, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group
2003/2004 President, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group



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Steven Langlinais
Greene's Energy Services
2002/2003 Secretary, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group



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Eugene (Gene) Barfield, CSP Fellow
Danos and Curole Marine Contractors, LLC
2002/2003 Treasurer, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group



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Kim Captain, CSP
Unocal
2003/2004 Vice President, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group



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Scott Owen
Hunt Oil Company
2003/2004 Secretary, Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group



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