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    Upcoming meeting to discuss Wyoming's oil and gas standard

    November 9, 2011

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    Cheyenne, WY – Proposed changes to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services oil and gas drilling rules will be discussed at a public meeting (.pdf file) scheduled for Dec. 2 in Casper.

    The state’s Occupational Health and Safety Commission proposed several new changes to its Oil and Gas Drilling Standard (.pdf file). They include:

    • Flame-resistant clothing required within 75 feet of a well bore
    • A full-body harness required when working 4 feet – instead of 6 feet – above a derrick floor or other working surface
    • A written fall rescue plan required
    • Improved emergency communication
    • Documented training required

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