The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA)
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful
American workplaces. OSHA and Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) hereby form an Alliance 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.
OSHA and Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) will work together to achieve the following training
and education goals:
- Provide information, guidance and training to contractors in the oil and gas field services
industry that will assist them in protecting and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards to
- Increase the access to safety and health information and training programs.
OSHA and Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) will work together to achieve the following outreach
and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to communicate information on the recognition and prevention of oil and gas field
services workplace hazards, accident trends, and the most frequently cited OSHA standards to
employers and employees in the oil and gas field services industry through newsletters, electronic
media and other means of communication.
- Work with and provide training to OSHA compliance and consultation personnel to further educate
them relative to the operations, activities and tasks of various oil and gas field services related
contractors. Provide opportunities for MSEA members to interact with OSHA compliance staff in
non-enforcement situations. Provide both off-site and on-site technical assistance resources through
the OSHA Consultation program.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s, Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) or other oil and gas
field services industry related conferences, local chapter meetings, or other events.
- Promote and encourage Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) members’ or worksites’ participation
in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program,
Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
OSHA and Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) 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 Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) members address groups.
- Share information for best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and Mountain States Energy
Alliance (MSEA) members, through outreach, developed training programs and other resource materials.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues
relating to safety and loss prevention in the oil and gas field services industry or to help provide
input on any safety and health issues arising in the workplace.
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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Denver Area Office, MSEA Safety
Committee and the Colorado OSHA Consultation Project. 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. OSHA will encourage the Colorado Consultation Project to participate in assisting the
members of Mountain States Energy Alliance (MSEA) during this alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it 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.
OSHA Denver Area Office
Mountain States Energy Alliance