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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BILLINGS AREA OFFICE
AND
BASIC ENERGY SERVICES
WILLISTON BASIN, MONTANA OPERATIONS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Basic Energy Services, Williston Basin, recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. 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.

OSHA and Basic Energy Services will work together to achieve the following outreach and education goals:
  • Provide expertise to develop training and education programs regarding specific hazard recognition and prevention associated within the oil and gas field servicing industry. The programs will aim toward improving relationships, education, and training for Basic Energy Services’ employees, managers, and supervisors.

  • Deliver, arrange for, or assist in the delivery of, the OSHA 10 Hour Construction course for Basic Energy Services’ employees. Furthering their education will aid in decreasing the amount and types of injuries and workers claims by participant employees.
OSHA and Basic Energy Services will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at either OSHA’s or Basic Energy Services’ conferences or other events.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Basic Energy Services best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach on web sites, newsletters, and bulletins and through OSHA’s Montana Compliance Assistance Quarterly Newsletter and outreach forums and presentations.

  • Promote and encourage Basic Energy Services participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Encourage Basic Energy Services worksites to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.
OSHA and the Basic Energy Services will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever Basic Energy Services leaders address groups.

  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize the results.

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction safety and the four major hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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.

An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate this agreement 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.

 



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Ross A. Yeager
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration



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Rick Wolla
Vice President
Northern Rocky Mountain Region
Basic Energy Services



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Nancy Grosulak
Safety Coordinator
Basic Energy Services
Williston Basin



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