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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, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

    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

    • August 20, 2018
    • September 11, 2018

    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: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.


    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance webpage: OSHA websiteOil and Gas850
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance webpage: National STEPS Network websiteOil and Gas12,978
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18OSHA Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Transportation, Site Preparation, and Plug and Abandon Well ModulesOil and Gas15,957
    Other Email 11/2/2017Marianne McGee forwarded the quarterly New Safety and Health Resources Report to the National and Regional STEPS Network leadership.Oil and Gas86
    Other Email 12/5/2017Marianne McGee sent an email on the Multi-Gas Monitors Hazard Alert developed by the Alliance to the National STEPS Network leadership (86), South Texas STEPS Network (1,140), and Emerging Issues Group (420).Oil and Gas1,646
    LinkedIn12/5/2017PEC Safety posted the alert on LinkedIn. It was viewed by 500 people with many "Likes" in less than 3 days (a record for PEC's LinkedIn posts). Oil and Gas500
    Newsletter12/18/2017OSHA QuickTakes story on "Use of Multi-Gas Monitors in the Oil and Gas Industry" hazard alert developed by Alliance participantsOil and Gas180,000
    Other Email1/8/2018Marianne McGee forwarded the quarterly New Safety and Health Resources Report to the National and Regional STEPS Network leadership.Oil and Gas86
    Other Email 1/29/2018Marianne McGee sent a message from Rick Ingram to the National STEPS Network leadership (86), South Texas STEPS Network (1.140), and Emerging Issues Group (420).Oil and Gas; Safety and Health Programs1,646
    Print Publication3/12/2018AIHA's Synergist magazine (March 2018 issue) ran a piece on the Alliance's Multi-Gas Monitors Hazard AlertOil and Gas8,000
    Other Email4/10/2018Marianne McGee forwarded a message from the National Safety Council on distracted driving awareness month. The email went to the National STEPS Network leadership (50), Emerging Issues Group (400), and South Texas STEPS Network (1,100).Oil and Gas1,550
    Other Email4/17/2018J.D. Danni sent an email on the update to the Alliance's Tank Gauging Hazard Alert (English and Spanish versions) to add a QR code to a related NIOSH video.Oil and Gas50
    Twitter4/27/2018National STEPS Network retweeted NSC tweet on Workers' Memorial Day.Oil and Gas71
    Twitter4/28/2018National STEPS Network tweet on NIOSH fact sheet on preventing fatigued driving by oil and gas workers.Oil and Gas71
    Twitter4/28/2018National STEPS Network tweet on slips, trips, and falls from heightOil and Gas; Fall Prevention71
    Twitter8/13/2018API sent a tweet on the Alliance and Safe + Sound Week.Oil and Gas; Safe + Sound66,400
    Other Email 8/14/2018Marianne McGee sent an email on the fact sheet developed by the National STEPS Network and OSHA in support of Safe + Sound Week. The email also provided information on how to participate in the week. The email went to the National STEPS Network leadership (50), Emerging Issues Group (400), and South Texas STEPS Network (1,100).Oil and Gas; Safe + Sound1,550
    Other Email 8/17/2018Marianne McGee sent an email on the American Petroleum Institute's (API's) support of OSHA's Safe + Sound Campaign by making many of its safety standards available for free during Safe + Sound Week. The email also highlighted API's "Rules to Live By" publication, which includes concise reminders to workers and supervisors of important safety guidelines and steps to mitigate certain hazards. The email went to the National STEPS Network leadership (50), Emerging Issues Group (400), and South Texas STEPS Network (1,100).Oil and Gas; Safe + Sound1,550
    Other Email 9/18/2018Marianne McGee sent an email on a NIOSH science blog on gas and vapors in tank gauging and fluid transfer and disposal. The email went to the National STEPS Network leadership (50), Emerging Issues Group (400), and South Texas STEPS Network (1,100).Oil and Gas1,550
    TOTAL 294,612

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in an event such as a roundtable, conference, informational webinar, stand-down, meeting, or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.


    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title of Presentation (if any) City ST Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Other 10/1/16 to 9/30/17SafeLandUSA Orientation. Provided orientation for workers in the U.S. onshore exploration and production industry. Incorporated Alliance tank gauging hazard alert into curriculum. Oil and Gas118,431
    Event4/25/18 to 4/26/18Emerging Issues Group Meeting Workgroups included silica, tank gauging, ground disturbance, and dropped objects.Houston TXOil and Gas400
    Event5/3/2018OSHA Alliance Program ForumDavid Caruso, NIOSHAlliance update DCOil and Gas50
    TOTAL 118,881

    Alliance Products


    Date Product Name Product Type New/Revised Emphasis Areas
    Dec. 2017Multi-Gas Monitors Hazard AlertHazard AlertNewOil and Gas
    Dec. 2017Multi-Gas Monitors Hazard Alert: Spanish TranslationHazard AlertNewOil and Gas; Hispanic/Latino Workers
    August 2018Safe + Sound Fact Sheet: Upstream Oil and Gas Hazard InformationFact SheetRevised Oil and Gas; Safe + Sound

    OSHA Product Reviews


    Date OSHA Product Description Emphasis Areas
    1/18/2018Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Plug and Abandon Well ModuleRepresentatives from OSHA, NIOSH, and the National and local STEPS Networks participated in the workgroup that developed updates to the Site Preparation Module. The module was posted on the OSHA web site in January 2018.Oil and Gas
    4/26/2018Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Site Preparation ModuleRepresentatives from OSHA, NIOSH, and the National and local STEPS Networks participated in the workgroup that developed updates to the Site Preparation Module. The module was posted on the OSHA web site in April 2018.Oil and Gas; Transportation
    Oct. 2017 to Sep. 2018Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool: Other ModulesRepresentatives from OSHA, NIOSH, and the National and local STEPS Networks participated in workgroups that are drafting updates to the following eTool modules: Job Safety Analysis, General Safety and Health, Drilling, and Well Servicing and Completion.Oil and Gas

Total Number Reached: 413,493

Report prepared by: Barnett Lawrence, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, DCSP/OOSA; October 24, 2018.

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