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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    09/09/2008
     
    Overview
    To promote safe and healthful working conditions for workers in the Permian Basin who are engaged in one form or another in the business of oil and gas and also to help people get into, stay in, expand and improve their small business in the Permian Basin area which includes southeast New Mexico. Provide employers with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them provide to their employees knowledge of safety and health hazards of construction and general industry with a focus on the four major hazards: falls, electrical, struck by and caught in between.


    Evaluation Period: 09-2009 through 09/2010
    Implementation Team Meetings

    10/13/2009
    11/10/2009
    12/08/2009
    01/12/2010
    02/09/2010
    03/09/2010
    04/13/2010
    05/11/2010
    06/08/2010
    07/13/2010
    08/10/2010

  2. Events and Products:

    Training and Education
    • Events – Presentations and training provided at the PBSTEPS monthly meetings
    • October 09 : Drugs in the workplace; Oilfield glove use; Hispanic Association of Safety Professionals
    • November 09 : Ethical hunting; Safety Attitudes; Powered Industrial Trucks
    • December 09: Winter weather; Smoke detectors; Operation Life save
    • January 10: Bloodborne; Pressure Relief Valves
    • February 10: International Association of Drilling Contractors update; Oil and Gas regs; RCRA Inspections; OSHA Intro of new AD
    • March 10: How to reduce injuries 50 percent the first year
    • April 10: Severe weather (spring); Safeland; Drug delivery methods presented by the DEA; OSHA Update
    • May 10: Normally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM); Dangers in the Oilfield
    • June 10: DOT Regulations; Violence in the workplace; Oilfield theft awareness
    • July 10: Clothing options (PPE); noise induced hearing loss
    • August 10: Bee Safety; Behavioral Based Learning Skills; Experimental Learning Exercises
    • Products: PowerPoints for most of the presentations are available for download on the PBSTEPS (www.pbsteps.net) website.

    Outreach and Communication
    • Events: All of the events (meetings) that occur monthly have some element of outreach. An OSHA representative is almost always present.

    • Products

      No products have yet to be developed under this alliance. However, the concept of this network has grown throughout Region VI as well as other Regions in OSHA. This group enjoys the best attendance in the region.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • Events: Each meeting has some element of dialogue on workplace safety.

    • This network enjoys a large attendance each month; routinely, over 120 persons attend representing 50 or more companies involved in oil and gas.

  3. Results: This Safety Network has enjoyed great success. There is a website and many companies involved help sponsor the meeting place and refreshments for the monthly meetings. Involvement is key and each month, the involvement grows. Most of the attendees are safety personnel from companies and the information/training they receive from these meetings is taken back to the employee population of each company which makes the total magnified by thousands.



  4. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    1. October 09: Drugs in the workplace; use of gloves
     110
    1. November 09:  Safety Attitudes; Powered Industrial Trucks
     110
    1. December 09: Winter Weather; Smoke Detectors
    2. January 10: Bloodborne: Pressure
      Relief Valves
    3. February 10: IADC update; Oil and
      Gas Regs; RCRA Inspections
    4. March 10: Reducing injuries
    5. April 10:  Severe weather; DEA
      information
    6. May 10:  NORM; Dangers in
      Oilfield
    7. June 10: DOT; Violence in
      Workplace; oilfield theft
    8. July 10: PPE; noise induced
      hearing loss
    9. August 10: Bee Safety; exercises.
     120
     120
     127
     140

     120

     115

     100

     125
     
     120
     90
    TOTAL 1,397

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Permian Basin STEPS Network has exceeded expectations as far as content and involvement of the oil and gas community. Out of this and the south Texas network, others have continued to blossom throughout the region as well as in other OSHA regions. The networks have become connected and a National STEPS is now in place and takes an active role in the bi-annual Oil and Gas Safety Conference. This network looks forward to continuing their association with the El Paso AO and the Lubbock DO by renewing their alliance in September 2010.