Safety stand-down targets Southern oil and gas industry

January 30, 2013

Dallas – OSHA Region 6 is sponsoring a safety stand-down in February for the oil and gas industry.

Participating companies can conduct a variety of training events at their worksites during the event. According to OSHA, some companies have volunteered to conduct site inspections, document and eliminate hazards, and train workers at their sites.

“There is tremendous value in dedicating time during a workday to make a concerted effort to provide training,” John Hermanson, OSHA regional administrator in Dallas, said in a press release.

Participants in the stand-down will include gas and oil exploration and production sites in Region 6, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. OSHA will provide training materials and assistance.

The stand-down is co-sponsored by the National Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network, a volunteer organization founded by OSHA and the oil and gas industry.