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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      December 2, 2014

    2. Dates Renewed

      November 29, 2016

    3. Evaluation Period

      October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      Through the Alliance, OSHA, the National STEPS Network, and NIOSH work together to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the U.S. onshore exploration and production sector of the oil and gas industry.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • July 25, 2017

    The Alliance participants also met numerous times during this period to work on specific projects, including hazard alerts, the Emerging Issues group, Oil and Gas Safety Conference planning and implementation, and the OSHA Oil and Gas Well Servicing and Drilling eTool.

  3. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

    Dissemination


    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage 10/1/2016 to 9/30/2017National STEPS Network Web PageOil and Gas49,000
    Webpage10/1/2016 to 9/30/2017OSHA's National STEPS Network/NIOSH Alliance Web PageOil and Gas944
    Webpage4/1/2017 to 9/30/2017Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Transportation ModuleOil and Gas, Transportation3,728
    Other Social Media10/7/2016PEC Safety sent the Tank Hazard Alert to subscribers to its safety app.Oil and Gas2,300
    Other Social Media10/7/2016PEC Safety sent the Tank Hazard Alert to its social media followers.Oil and Gas4,000
    Other 10/7/2016PEC Safety built the tank gauging hazard alert into its safety training manuals.Oil and Gas11,219
    Twitter11/30/2016National STEPS Network tweet on Oil and Gas Safety Conference.Oil and Gas28
    Twitter12/30/2016National STEPS Network tweet on motor vehicle accidentsOil and Gas, Transportation28
    Twitter12/31/2016National STEPS Network tweet on new technology for safer tank gauging.Oil and Gas28
    Twitter1/4/2017National STEPS Network retweeted NSC tweet on workplace deaths and NSC's Journey to Safety Excellence program.Oil and Gas, Safety and Health Programs68
    Other Email1/19/2017Rick Ingram's letter to National STEPS Network leadership. Included information on benefits of safety and health management systems.Oil and Gas, Safety and Health Programs89
    Twitter1/27/2017National STEPS Network tweet on NIOSH sound level meter app.Oil and Gas68
    Twitter2/13/2017National STEPS Network tweet on hearing protection.Oil and Gas68
    Twitter3/3/2017National STEPS Network retweeted information from BIC Magazine on using wireless gas detection to improve safety culture.Oil and Gas68
    Twitter3/31/2017National STEPS Network tweet on distracted drivingOil and Gas, Transportation69
    Web Page4/3/2017Link to Distracted Driving Awareness Month posted on National STEPS Network web page.Oil and Gas, Transportation500
    Web Page4/10/2017Article on "An Industry View and Update of OSHA's New Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule" posted on National STEPS Network web page. Oil and Gas, Recordkeeping/Reporting500
    Other Email4/28/2017Marianne McGee sent email on 2017 Workers' Memorial Day to distribution lists.Oil and Gas1,300
    Other Email 5/4/2017Marianne McGee sent email encouraging employers to participate in the OSHA National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down. The email included a link to a NIOSH report on fall fatalities in the oil and gas industry. The email went to National STEPS Network officers and advisors and leadership of local STEPS Networks (103), South Texas STEPS Network (1,161), and the Emerging Issues Focus Group (408). A participant in the South Texas STEPS Network forwarded the email to an industry network with 164 oil and gas companies. BP forwarded the email to its employees (1,200).Oil and Gas, Fall Prevention3,036
    Web Page5/5/2017Link to OSHA news release on National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down posted on National STEPS Network web page.Oil and Gas, Fall Prevention500
    Other Email 6/1/2017Marianne McGee sent an email alert on the new Transportation module of OSHA's Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool. The email went to National STEPS Network officers and advisors and leadership of local STEPS Networks (86), South Texas STEPS Network (1,150), and the Emerging Issues Focus Group (420). PEC Safety forwarded it to its network (12,700). The OSHA Education Center at the University of Texas Arlington forwarded it to its outreach trainer list. The Arkansas STEPS Network (500) and Mid-Continent Exploration & Production Safety Network (506) forwarded it to their members.Oil and Gas, Transportation15,362
    Other Email 6/1/2017Marianne McGee sent an email alert on the Prevention of Fatalities from Ignition of Vapors by Mobile Engines and Auxiliary Motors hazard alert. The email went to National STEPS Network officers and advisors and leadership of local STEPS Networks (86), South Texas STEPS Network (1,150), and the Emerging Issues Focus Group (420). AESC forwarded it to its network (2,700). MonDaks STEPS Network, Arkansas STEPS Network (500), and Mid-Continent Exploration & Production Safety Network (506) forwarded it to their members (500).Oil and Gas5,362
    Other Email 6/5/2017Marianne McGee sent an email alert on Safe + Sound Week. The email went to National STEPS Network officers and advisors and leadership of local STEPS Networks (86), South Texas STEPS Network (1,140), and the Emerging Issues Focus Group (420). Oil and Gas, Safety and Health Programs1,646
    Other Email 6/8/2017John Olaechea from OSHA Region 8 sent the Safe + Sound Week one-page profile on Upstream Oil and Gas Common Hazards to his newsletter distribution list (1,200). Rick Ingram sent it to the BP distribution list (2,500).Oil and Gas, Safety and Health Programs3,700
    Newsletter6/15/2017OSHA published QuickTakes story on new Transportation module of OSHA's Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool.Oil and Gas, Transportation170,000
    Newsletter6/15/2017OSHA published QuickTakes story on Prevention of Fatalities from Ignition of Vapors by Mobile Engines and Auxiliary Motors hazard alert. Oil and Gas170,000
    Twitter6/30/2017OSHA sent Tweet on new Transportation module of OSHA's Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool.Oil and Gas, Transportation5,890
    Other Email 7/7/2017Marianne McGee forwarded the Quarterly Report on New OSHA Resources to National STEPS Network officers and advisors and leadership of local STEPS Networks (86), South Texas STEPS Network (1,140), and the Emerging Issues Focus Group (420).Oil and Gas1,646
    Other Email 7/13/2017Marianne McGee sent an email alert on the Alliance's mobile engine hazard alert (English and Spanish versions). The email went to National STEPS Network officers and advisors and leadership of local STEPS Networks (86), South Texas STEPS Network (1,140), and the Emerging Issues Focus Group (420). Oil and Gas; Hispanic/Latino Workers1,646
    Other Email9/22/2017Marianne McGee forwarded an invitation to participate in a NIOSH in-person survey/interview with oil and gas workers. The email went to approximately 20 companies.Oil and Gas20
    Other Email 9/25/2017Marianne McGee sent an email alert on the 2017 Oil & Gas Environmental Conference. The email went to National STEPS Network officers and advisors and leadership of local STEPS Networks (86), South Texas STEPS Network (1,140), and the Emerging Issues Focus Group (420).Oil and Gas1,646
    TOTAL 454,459

    Speeches, Presentations, Exhibits and Other Events


    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title of Presentation (if any) City ST Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Event11/29/2016 to 11/30/20162016 OSHA Oil and Gas Safety Conference. The National STEPS Network, the University of Texas at Arlington, and OSHA worked with other organizations to plan and implement this fifth biennial conference. The conference featured presentations by Drs. Michael and Howard, motivational keynote presentations, 49 breakout sessions, and more than 100 exhibitors.  HoustonTXOil and Gas1,080
    Event11/29/2016Annual Meeting of STEPS Networks. Representatives from the national and local STEPS Networks, NIOSH, and OSHA met to share successes and challenges.   Houston TXOil and Gas75
    Speech/Presentation12/16/2016Presentation for National STEPS Network membersMike Marshall, OSHA, DEPEnforcement Guidelines for Upstream Oil and Gas Extraction IndustriesConference call Oil and Gas50
    Speech/Presentation5/18/2017OSHA On-Site Consultation ConferenceRick Ingram, National STEPS NetworkOil & Gas Industry Safety and Health Hazards to WorkersLittle RockAROil and Gas; Small Business25
    Event5/23 to 5/24/17Emerging Issues Focus Group Workgroups included silica, tank gauging, and dropped objects.Houston TXOil and Gas420
    Speech/Presentation9/25/2017NSC Congress & ExpoRick Ingram, National STEPS Network Chairperson; David Caruso, NIOSH; Melissa Clinton, CAS in OSHA's Columbus OH Area OfficeIndustry and the Federal Government Working Together to Save Lives: An OSHA Alliance Success StoryIndianapolisINOil and Gas25
    TOTAL 1,675

    Other Training


    Training Type Date Name/ Title of Trainer Training Title Audience City ST Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Other 10/1/16 to 9/30/17 SafeLand USA Orientation Training. Provided orientation training for workers in the U.S. onshore exploration and production industry. Issued 84,322 cards. Since its inception in 2010, over one million workers have received SafeLand USA training.   Oil and Gas84,322
    TOTAL 84,322

    Other Activities


    Date Description Emphasis Areas
    Feb. to Mar. 2017Leading/lagging indicators. The National STEPS Network conducted a survey of member companies on leading and lagging indicators. Results will be used to help develop meaningful leading indicators that could prevent personal and process incidents. The results will be shared with OSHA and the NIOSH NORA Council for Oil and Gas Extraction. Oil and Gas; Safety and Health Programs

    Alliance Products


    Date Product Name Product Type New/Revised Emphasis Areas
    May 2017Hot Work in Oilfields Hazard Alert: Spanish TranslationHazard AlertNewOil and Gas; Hispanic/Latino Workers
    June 2017Prevention of Fatalities from Ignition of Vapors by Mobile Engines and Auxiliary EnginesHazard AlertNewOil and Gas
    July 2017Prevention of Fatalities from Ignition of Vapors by Mobile Engines and Auxiliary Engines: Spanish TranslationHazard AlertNewOil and Gas; Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Sep. 2017Tank Hazard Alert: Added QR Code to related NIOSH videoHazard AlertRevisedOil and Gas
    Sep. 2017Tank Hazard Alert: Spanish TranslationHazard AlertNewOil and Gas; Hispanic/Latino Workers
    Sep. 2017Multi-Gas Monitors Hazard Alert: Draft completed. Will be posted in FY 2018.Hazard AlertNew Oil and Gas

    OSHA Product Reviews


    Date OSHA Product Description Emphasis Areas
    Feb. 2017Leading Indicators Guidance DocumentRick Ingram and other representatives from the National STEPS Network provided feedback to OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance on an OSHA guidance document on leading indicators.Oil and Gas, Safety and Health Programs
    Apr. 2017Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Transportation ModuleRepresentatives from the National and local STEPS Networks participated in the workgroup that developed a new Transportation module. The module covers transporting personnel, transporting equipment, vehicle operation at the well site, and all-terrain and utility vehicles. The module was posted on the OSHA web site in April 2017.Oil and Gas; Transportation
    Oct. 2016 to Sep. 2017Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Other ModulesRepresentatives from the National and local STEPS Networks participated in workgroups that are drafting updates to the following eTool modules: General Safety and Health, Site Preparation, Plug and Abandon Well, Drilling, and Well Servicing and Completion.Oil and Gas

Total Number Reached: 540,456

Report prepared by: Barnett Lawrence, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, DCSP/OOSA; Dec. 7, 2017.

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