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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
MOUNTAIN STATES ENERGY
January 31, 2008
I. Alliance Background
January 31, 2007
To provide Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, especially hazards related to falls and being struck by or caught in equipment or machinery.
Implementation Team Members
Megan Meagher – OSHA Denver Area Office CAS
Dan Klimek – Sisk & Co. Loss Control & Safety Manager
MSEA Safety Committee
This report covers the 2 year duration of the alliance from January 25, 2005 – January 27, 2007.
II. Implementation Team Meetings
1/31/07 – alliance signing with Dan Klimek, Tom Sisk and Herb Gibson; Denver, CO
2/13/07 – meeting with Dan Klimek to discuss goals for year
6/6/07 – meeting with Dan Klimek and MSEA safety committee; Fort Lupton, CO
6/14/07 – meeting with Dan Klimek and MSEA safety committee; Grand Junction, CO
9/5/07 – meeting with Dan Klimek and MSEA safety committee; Fort Lupton, CO
9/13/07 – meeting with Dan Klimek and MSEA safety committee; Grand Junction, CO
12/5/07 – meeting with Dan Klimek and MSEA safety committee; Fort Lupton, CO
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
This alliance continues to raise the awareness level of MSEA members on both the front range and western slope of Colorado about OSHA enforcement activity and major hazards in the oil and gas industry, as well as compliance assistance resources available at the OSHA area offices. In the past year, there have been many new additions to the MSEA in both areas, allowing OSHA to interface with more companies.
The alliance also provided MSEA members with notification of and opportunities to attend specific training provided by OSHA or others, regular updates on OSHA activity and strategic plan focus areas and an opportunity to interface directly with the CAS.
V. Upcoming Milestones
Oil and gas drilling and field servicing has been identified as a focus area for reducing fatalities in FY2008. Region VIII is continuing its emphasis program in this industry and through this alliance we hope to reach employers in this industry proactively and help to prevent fatalities. So far in FY 08, Region VIII has experienced 3 fatalities in the oil and gas industries.
The CAS will continue to attend quarterly safety committee meetings and provide OSHA updates to members throughout the state as resources permit. This year the CAS will also present a “case study” on an accident of fatality in the industry as a learning tool and will continue to contribute articles periodically to the MSEA newsletter. The implementation team will be discussing training or other methods to address those hazards which cause or contribute to the most injuries, illnesses and fatalities for MSEA member companies as identified by their worker compensation claims.