Hi, and welcome to the course. If you are a safety manager, supervisor, committee member, or someone who is entering into the occupational safety and health field, this course will help you understand your important responsibilities.
Companies in the oil and gas extraction industry operate and/or develop oil and gas fields as a part of upstream oil and gas activities. These activities are sometimes referred to as exploration and production. Such activities may include:
- exploring for crude petroleum and natural gas
- drilling, completing, servicing and equipping wells
- operating separators, emulsion breakers, de-silting equipment, and field gathering lines for crude petroleum and natural gas
- performing other activities in preparing oil and gas up to the point of shipment from the producing property
The oil and gas well drilling and servicing industry was born in the United States in 1859 when the Drake Well outside Titusville, PA first struck oil. Since then, this industry has evolved to become a vital part of the petroleum industry.
The oil and gas industry employs hundreds of thousands of people and is a vital component of the national economy.
The information and resources provided in this course can help workers and employers identify and eliminate hazards in their workplace. The course introduces applicable OSHA regulatory requirements, as well as industry standards and guidance aimed at identifying, preventing, and controlling exposure to hazards.
Which OSHA Rules Apply to Oil and Gas?
Employers must protect the safety and health of workers involved in oil and gas operations according to:
- OSHA’s General Industry Standards (29 CFR 1910)
- OSHA’s Construction Standards (29 CFR 1926)
- General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act
A derrickman was working on the derrick board of a rig. After taking a break, the derrickman climbed back up to the derrick board and did not attach his fall protection device after unhooking from the climb assist. The worker grabbed the first stand of pipe with the tail rope which helped keep his balance as the elevators were being sent up to attach to the pipe. When he released the tail rope, he lost his balance and fell 90 ft. to the rig floor, where he was fatally injured.
Here are some ways to prevent this type of accident:
- Ensure that all employees who work at elevations above the ground or adjacent surfaces such as a rig floor are protected at all times from falling by guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems (PFAS).
- Evaluate the worksite to identify jobs and locations where workers might be exposed to fall hazards.
- Instruct all workers in the hazards of working at elevations and how to properly use personal fall arrest systems (PFAS).
- Implement work rules which instruct workers that they must use fall protection equipment (e.g., ladder climbing assist devices; PFAS, etc.) when they are working at elevations.
- Inspect all fall-related equipment (guardrails, ladders, PFAS) to make sure that they are not damaged or deteriorated.
To begin your online training, click on the “Modules” tab above. To study offline, go to your student dashboard and download the course study guide. The study guide is for your personal use only, and cannot be used for commercial purposes.
To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module.
One certificate and one wallet card, 5 to 6 days 45 hours.
This course provides the training for experienced employees working in or returning to the Oil and Gas Industry. It is focused more for Safety and Health personnel. It is designed to give proficient level understanding of the Safety and Health hazards and regulations associated to the Oil and Gas Industry. It includes a compilation of OSHA standards specific to the Oil and Gas Industry. This course is designed for people that are required to enforce, oversee and perform training duties. It is an in-depth look at the Standards that apply to the Oil and Gas Industry. It gives the participant the knowledge, skills, competency and encouragement needed to implement an effective Safety and Health Program.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This training is designed for
Safety Directors, managers, engineers, supervisors.
* Supervisors with safety and health responsibilities.
* Safety Inspectors and Safety Officers
* Engineers (All Disciplines).
* Operations and Maintenance supervisors and Forman’s.
* Frontline Supervisors and Foremen, safety officers. And Anyone having responsibilities in Oil and Gas Industry and maintenance and construction fields.
- Hazard Communication (02.0 H)
- Hazardous Materials (flammable and combustible ) (02.0 H)
- Health Hazards in Construction (02.0 H)
- Compressed gases and cylinders (02.0 H)
- Walking and Working Surfaces. (01.0 H)
- Electrical Safety (01.5H)
- Personal Protective Equipment’s (02.5 H)
- Powered industrial Trucks (Heavy Duty Trucks) construction (02.5 H)
- Lock Out Tag Out (02.5 H)
- Machine Guarding (02.0 H)
- Welding and cutting (Hot Works) (02.0 H)
- Permit Request Confined Spaces (02.5 H)
- Fall Protection (01.5 H)
- Stairs and Ladders (01.5 H)
- Crane, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors (2.5 H)
- Excavations (02.5 H)
- H2S (01.0 H)
- Scaffolds safety (02.5 H)
- Hand and power tools (01.5 H)
- Back protection (01.5 H)
- Heat and cold 01.5 H)
- First aid (02.5 H)
- Fire Protection and Prevention (02.0 H)
It will be 45 hours not less than that,
Training will include
- Power point presentation
- Printed material
- Educational videos
- How to select and use the PPE with samples presentation
- Equipment presentation, Light Meter (Lux Meter), Sound Level Meter, Thermometer, Electrical tools and Avometer, Gas detectors, Electro Magnetic meter, how to used.
- For First Aid (Little Anne CPR training manikin is designed to provide more students high quality adult CPR training by being realistic, durable, cost effective and lightweight.
- First aid box.
- Deferent type of firefighting extinguishers with practice, and other related materials and practices.
- Field visit and inspection to write down the hazard assessment and other practices in safety and health.