NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Should employers' injury and illness data be made public?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    Upcoming meeting to discuss Wyoming's oil and gas standard

    November 9, 2011

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    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

    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.