OSHA announced on Tuesday the national Step-Up for Safety in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry starting mid-February until the end of the month to raise awareness on the hazards in oil and gas exploration. During the events, employers are encouraged to conduct site safety inspections, safety training and other activities.
“Hazardous working conditions are taking the lives of a growing number of workers employed in oil and gas extraction,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor Occupational Safety and Health, Dr David Michaels. This safety step-up will help emphasize the tremendous value in dedicating time during a workday to improve safety and health.”
The Step-Up is made possible through the alliance between OSHA, the National Service Transmission , Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
More information about the Step-Up is available on the Step Up for Safety website.