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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Oklahoma City Area Office
Mid Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (MCEPS)
Francis Tuttle Technology Center

June 13, 2018

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      July 17, 2015 and renewed September 21, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      July 17, 2017 to June 13, 2018

    3. Overview

      The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oklahoma City Area Office, The Mid Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (MCEPS) and Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Rockwall, Oklahoma City Campus, (FTTC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA, MCEPs and FTTC formed an Alliance to provide MCEPS members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to occupational hazards, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this Alliance, OSHA, MCEPS and FTTC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

    4. Implementation Team Members


      David Bates, Area Director, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
      Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

      Oklahoma Department of Labor

      Melissa McLawhorn Houston, Oklahoma Commissioner of labor
      Jason Hudson, OSHA Consultation Division, Oklahoma Department of Labor

      Alliance participant: Francis Tuttle Technology Center

      Fernanda Hagen, Industrial Coordinator, Business & Industry Services, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
      Robert Aldridge, Safety Coordinator, Business and Industry Services, Francis Tuttle Technology Center

      Mid Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (MCEPS)
      Kevin Ediger, President
      Jennifer Martin-Vice President
      Jenny Sloan-Scribe
      Todd Smith-Executive Committee Member
      Chance Odom
      Chad Pahlke
      Justin Flanagan
      Oscar Melendez
      Susan Lobsinger

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    A planning meeting was conducted on June 28, 2017 between OSHA, MCEPS Executive board and Fernanda Hagen of Francis Tuttle Technology Center.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Training and Education Of Federal Regulations

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance ProductNo activity   
    DisseminationNo activity  
    EventNo activity  
    ExhibitNo activity  
    OSHA Product ReviewNo activity  
    Speech/PresentationNo activity  
    Training7/20/2017: Understanding the Experience Modifier Rating, Chance Odom, InsuricaProfessional development


    Training8/17/2017: The State of Safety: A Call to Action
    Betsey Kulakowski, Oklahoma Safety Council
    Professional development


    Training9/21/2017: Distracted Driving Personal Testimony
    Garrett Thornburg, Continental Resources
    Professional development


    Training10/19/2017: Lone Worker Safety, Jake Kimery, Chesapeake EnergyProfessional development


    Training10/20/2017: Controlling Silica Hazards, Electronic Recordkeeping, Cranes and various OSHA question to private industry manufacturing and construction companies-hosted by Associated General Contractors (AGC)Raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives


    Training11/16/2017: The First Step in Stopping the Job: Hazard Recognition, Kenny Baker, Cactus DrillingProfessional development


    Training1/18/2018: Joyce Ryels, discussed new National STEPS website and the recent update of API RP 54Professional development


    Training2/15/2018: Mark Mollman, Chesapeake Energy Company, gave a presentation about the Incident Command System and compared a poorly run incident in 2014 by another company vs. a well-run incident by ChesapeakeProfessional development


    Training3/15/2018: Guest speakers included three members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol that discussed commercial truck safety inspection issues regarding Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs); carrying weapons in commercial trucks (considered legal, but advised to apprise law enforcement that you possess a weapon if detained). CAS asked about referrals when OSHA receives calls from commercial truck drivers regarding safety concerns with vehicles or driving hours. CAS discussed the fact that the OSHA whistleblower program included DOT regulations. The Area Director clarified that fatalities and injuries in over-the-road accidents are recordable but not reportable.Professional development


    Training4/19/2018: Scott Schaeffer from Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information gave a presentation that addressed spiders, snakes and ticks in OklahomaProfessional development


    Training5/5/17/2018: Jeff Kleber from Miller Fall protection provided a presentation/demonstration on the use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems.Professional development




  4. Evaluations

    This alliance is a good means of documenting activities that help promote compliance with federal labor laws and professional development on applicable safety and health issues. Francis Tuttle Technology Center hosts the monthly MCEPS meetings for the Oil & Gas industry alliance and facilitates the meetings.

  5. Upcoming Milestones


  6. Report prepared by:
    Jorge A. Delucca, MS, MA, CAIH, Compliance Assistance Specialist

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