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September 22, 2008

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    September 12, 2007


    OSHA and Basic Energy Services hereby form an alliance to provide Basic Energy Services and others with information, guidance, and access to resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to the hazards in the oil and gas field servicing industry.

    This alliance supports the OSHA and Basic Energy Services cooperative agreement and enhances the safety and health efforts provide to employees from each involving factor. Both parties agree to involve employees in safety and health promotional efforts.

    Implementation Team Members

    Michael Foreman Compliance Assistance Specialist Billings Area Office N Nancy Grosulak Basic Energy Services Safety Manager


    No other contributors at this time.

    Evaluation Period

    September 12, 2007 through September 12, 2008

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    October 2007 - Met with Nancy Grosulak at the Montana Governors Conference Throughout the year there have been numerous phone calls and emails.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education
    • Events

      Basic Energy has implemented a program to train all of their operators and drillers utilizing the Red Rocks Community College on-line OSHA 10 Hour course.
    • Products

      No products have been developed for external use as of this date.
    Outreach and Communication
    • Events

      Basic Energy is an active member in the Association of Energy Services Companies (AESC) and involved in the National Alliance.

      In 2007 Basic Energy Service attended the regional AESC conference in Breckenridge Colorado and represented the Billings Area Office Alliance.

      In 2008 Basic Energy hosted an on-site training/orientation visit for the OSHA Region VIII Compliance Assistance Specialists in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

      The OSHA-Basic Energy Services Alliance is promoted via the Montana Compliance Assistance Quarterly Newsletter.

      The OSHA-Basic Energy Services Alliance is promoted nationally throughout Basic Energy Services company in news bulletins and conference calls.
    • Products

      There have been no products developed as of this date.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • Events

      The Sr. Vice President of Basic Energy is the current President of AESC

      Basic Energy Services is involved in the East Texas chapter of the AESC.

  4. Results

    During the first year of this alliance the two partners have had numerous positive interactions. The Denver Area Office utilized a power point presentation and materials furnished by Basic Energy Services, detailing a site related incident, to discuss with several oil and gas well drilling representatives in Colorado.
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Red Rocks 10 & 30 hr 2
    Red Rocks 501 3
    Red Rocks 501 re-certification 1
    Drilling & Well Servicing Inspection Cert 5
    OSHA Management Seminar 1
    TOTAL 12

    As a lessons learned Basic Energy relayed all information that was gathered through an investigation of a site accident that injured three employees. The safety message was presented to other oil and gas drilling/servicing companies within Region VIII.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming twelve months OSHA and Basic Energy Services are willing to become more active and extend their outreach and communications to more Basic Energy employees and managers. Basic Energy Services has agreed to attend at least one meeting in Billings with the compliance staff.