National STEPS Network
Step Up For Safety in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
January and February 2016
In an effort to prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities and to raise awareness of safety and health in the oil and gas industry, the National STEPS Network, OSHA, and NIOSH have organized the 2016 Step Up for Safety campaign. Our goal is to assist companies in providing their em-ployees with valuable safety and health information.
The 2016 Step Up for Safety is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. The purpose of the Step Up is to provide information to companies that can be used at their sites for training and awareness. We have gathered information from many sources that have been developed to assist employers in providing this training.
Anyone who wants to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities can participate in the 2016 Step Up for Safety.
Companies can conduct a Step Up for Safety by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or by completing another safety activity such as a hazard hunt or inspecting safety equipment. Numerous topics are being provided in an effort to reach as many employees and employers involved in the varied oil and gas industry.
Once you have provided the training we ask that you return to this website and record the number of employees you reached, the amount of time you spent training (number of employees x the amount of time), or the number of hazards you identified and corrected. This information is requested only so we can quantify the impact of the 2016 Step Up for Safety. Partners
The National STEPS Network is partnering with key groups on this effort, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC), Texas Oil and Gas Association, (TXOGA), American Petroleum Institute (API), PEC Safety, The University of Texas at Arlington, and Red Rocks Community College.
Factsheet Lockout Tagout PDF
Hydraulic Frac Hazard Alert PDF
Tank Gauging Hazard Alert PDF
Tank Gauging Hazard Alert-Trainer Guide PDF
Tank Gauging Hazard Alert-Fatalities PPTX
UTA Harwood Grant-Fall Protection PPT
UTA Harwood Grant-On-Site Motorized Vehicle Safety PPT
To obtain CEUs (click here)
After entering your data and clicking "Submit", you will receive an email containing your certificate of participation.