Oil & Gas: Using Data to Understand and Address Safety and Health Issues

Finding the balance between productivity and safety is a universal challenge for all industries. In the oil and gas extraction industry, workers are confronted with unique hazards and challenges each day. Presented by members of the NIOSH Oil and Gas Extraction Safety and Health Program, this webinar will showcase how data drives NIOSH research and prevention activities in the upstream oil and gas industry.

This session will describe how data are used to: draw attention to an industry with an elevated occupational fatality rate; influence the development of a new NIOSH research program; identify fatal events, workplace exposure hazards, and guide interventions; and inform the use of technologies and risk management systems to prevent fatigue-related incidents.

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: June 17, 2021
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT -11:00AM PT


Bradley King is a certified industrial hygienist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). He holds a PhD in Environmental Health Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Master's degree in Public Health from Saint Louis University. He received his commission as an Environmental Health Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in 2002, currently holding the rank of Captain. He joined NIOSH in 1999 in the Health Hazard Evaluation program in Cincinnati, Ohio, responding to requests from workers, employers, and union officials to evaluate occupational exposures at worksites across the country. Since 2013, he has worked in NIOSH's Western States Division in Denver, Colorado; current research interests include evaluating occupational exposures in the upstream oil and gas industry. Bradley currently serves as Secretary-Elect on the Board of Directors for the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Ryan Hill
is the Director of the Western States Division (WSD) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Western States Division has offices in Denver, CO; Spokane, WA; and Anchorage, AK. As the Division's Director, Ryan leads a diverse group of scientists who conduct research and prevention activities focused on high-risk industries and occupations in the Western U.S., such as commercial fishing and other maritime industries, wildland fire fighters, and oil and gas extraction workers. Ryan also serves as the Manager of the NIOSH Oil and Gas Extraction Safety and Health Program. Ryan helped to establish this research program in 2008 and has served as the Manager of that program since 2011. The program's research team has identified several important and previously unrecognized workplace hazards and have worked closely with the oil and gas industry and other partners to implement solutions to improve working conditions for those workers.
Kyla Retzer,
MPH, is a research epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She has published multiple scientific papers, book chapters, videos, hazard alerts, conference proceedings papers, and surveillance reports on various oil and gas extraction safety and health topics, including the topic of fatigue. Kyla serves as a federal liaison to the executive board of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). She is also the Coordinator for NIOSHÕs Center for Motor Vehicle Safety and coordinates an industry/government workgroup that develops products about motor vehicle safety for the industry. She has a Master's in Public Health from the University of North Texas.


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