Safety Initiatives in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 112 fatal injuries in the U.S. oil and gas industry in 2011 and, during the five-year period from 2007 to 2011, there were 529 fatal injuries in oil and gas industries. Texas recorded the highest number of fatalities, followed by Oklahoma and Louisiana. OSHA and NIOSH have focused on the safety risks in these industries in recent years, working with STEPS organizations and participating in a series of OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conferences.

This webinar will explore different initiatives in the upstream oil and gas industry that address worker safety (Safeland, STEPS Network, Hazard Alerts specific to upstream oil and gas, the silica initiative, OSHA Alliances, the OSHA/UTA Conference, industry initiatives, etc.), and will cover statistical data on injuries and fatalities, both recent and historical.

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This webinar occurred on:  May 11, 2017


Speaker:

Kenny Jordan is the executive director of the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC), a national trade association representing companies involved in the upstream oil and gas well servicing business, with 19 chapters throughout the U.S. and 12 standing committees. He has worked for 42 years in the oil & gas industry and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, Ocean Engineering, from Texas A&M University, 1979. He has worked internationally in numerous areas, including China, India, Vietnam, Middle East, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. AESC is a trade association (501 (c) 6) that advocates for its members with numerous regulatory agencies, participates in the political arena through national and Texas state lobbying firms, and also publishes a trade association magazine, Well Servicing Magazine. Jordan currently serves on the Independent Petroleum Association of America Safety and Environmental Committee and is an advisor on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Oil and Gas Extraction Council; advisor at National STEPS and SafeLand; member of the Board of Directors at Domestic Energy Producers Association and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysists (SPWLA); works on numerous committees involving the American Petroleum Institute (API) and their Recommended Practices/Standards updates; and is a member of the API Drilling and Production Committee.

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