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  1. Alliance Background

    Original Date of Agreement: Signed September 9, 2007
    Renewed: August 20, 2009
    Renewed: September 16, 2010

    Overview:

    The MCEPS Alliance was initially established in September, 2007 to improve and promote awareness of safety, health and environmental issues in the Energy industry. With renewal of the alliance in September 2010 to include the Oklahoma Department of Labor/Consultation (ODOL/CON) as participant organization, the goals and objectives of the alliance continued to focus on improvements in work site conditions and reduction in work site fatalities and injuries through the delivery of safety training and education and the development and sharing of accident prevention programs.

    Implementation Team Members:

    Members of the alliance implementation team are officers in the MCEPS organization, members of the MCEPS executive committee, and representatives of Oklahoma Department of Labor/Consultation.

    Joe Kennedy, Chesapeake Energy
    Kevin Edinger, Bronco Drilling
    Todd Smith, Newfield Exploration
    Mark Altom, Scientific Drilling
    Tom Beddow, Oil Patch Chaplainsv Bob Keeton, Greene's Energyv Joyce Ryel, Complete Production Services
    Matt Smith, RT Energy Services
    Diana Jones, OK DOL-Consultation
    Ann Gilliand,Ok DOL-Consultation
    Heather Hartman, OSHA

    2012 MCEPS Executive Committee was as follows:

    Kevin Edinger, Chesapeake Energy-President
    Todd Smith, Newfield exploration-Vice President
    Van Mason, BP-Secretary
    Mark Altom, Scientific Drilling
    Tom Beddow, oilfield Chaplains
    Bob Keeton, Greenes energy
    Joyce Ryel, Complete Production
    Jorge Delucca, OSHA

    Contributors

    Contributors to the alliance, through their continuous participation and/or support of MCEPS organization, include meeting sponsors and presenters, and Francis Tuttle Technology Center(s).

    Evaluation Period:

    This evaluation covers the evaluation period from September 2011 through September 2012.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Date Location Type of Meeting
    04-05-2011
    06-16-2011
    Chesapeake Office
    FTTC
    In-person
    In-person

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events:

    There were 11 industry meetings where a variety of topics were covered by Organizations and Agencies with Operations/Services Related to the Oil and Gas Industry:

    October: Oilfield Theft
    November: Managing Health and Safety Risk
    December: How to execute a Successful Drug-Free Workplace
    January: Lithium Battery Safety
    February: Tornado Precautions on Drilling Rigs
    March: Training Methodology
    April: Safety is Good Business; OSHA CAS gave presentation on HAZCOM 2012 (GHS)
    May: Positive Stress Management is Good Accident Prevention
    June: Safety Stand Down (June 21)
    July: Transit, Haz-Mat, Motor carrier, Highway Traffic, Safety and Special Programs
    August: Pressure Considerations for Flow Lines during Frac and Flow Back Operations
    September: Industrial Respiratory Protection

    Products:

    With the consent of presenters at MCEPS meetings, power point presentations were provided by e-mail to meeting participants/members for their use

    Outreach and Communication

    Events:

    November 1: Jorge Delucca, OSHA CAS and MCEPS member, gave OSHA Update to BP meeting at Wilburton, OK.

    March 14: Jorge Delucca, OSHA CAS and MCEPS member, gave another OSHA Update to BP meeting at Wilburton, OK

    June 19: David Bates, OSHA Oklahoma City Area Director and MCEPS member, announced Safety Stand Down at BP meeting at McAlester, OK. David bates was interviewed telephonically by BNA reporter about Stand Down.

    June 21: Oil & Gas Stand Down at Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City (500 attendees plus 30+ via webinar); discussed fatalities in O&G sites in FY 2012. Industry inspected 1200 sites, corrected 2500 hazards

    October 11 and 23: Jorge Delucca, MCEPS OSHA member and Betsy Kulakowski, ODOL Consultant, spoke at OIPA/Marginal Well Commission meetings about OSHA standards, PPE and fatalities in oil & gas

    October 26: Jorge Delucca, MCEPS OSHA member, spoke to Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma about FY 2012 oil & gas fatalities in Oklahoma and results of the stand down

    Products: Information distributed to MCEPS members:

    1. OSHA Publication on Health Effects of Heat

    2. OSHA-NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during Hydraulic Fracturing
    Clarifying and/or explanatory information provided in follow-up to subjects raised during MCEPS meetings, or in response to phone queries by individuals in the Oil & Gas Industry related to:

      Use of Flame Retardant Clothing (FRC) at oil & gas sites
      OSHA multiemployer citation policy
      General Duty Clause and API recommended standards
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events: MCEPS Board members continue to participate in National STEPS meetings and contribute to safety and health issues including the national dialogue regarding the Hydraulic Fracturing issue.

    Products: None.

  4. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Monthly MCEPS meeting attendance 50-80 each
    Electronic distribution (follow up information) 499
    Stand Down, June 21, 2012 530
    Workers trained during Stand Down 9883
    Speeches 467

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance will continue to (a) expand participation in MCEPS by outreach efforts to smaller producers, operators and servicing companies, (b) identify meeting topics of tangible benefit to members, (c) encourage open discussion of issues of concern to members/industry and identification of best practices/solutions.