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Oil & Gas Extraction Safety

Online Training Certification Course

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This oil and gas extraction safety online training course details relevant regulations and safety requirements that protect workers from hazards. It provides general recommendations to minimize workplace hazards and identifies preventative measures that protect workers in the oil and gas extraction industry.

Oil and gas extraction poses numerous environmental, health, and safety hazards. Drilling and extracting processes frequently require the use of specialized work crews and specialized equipment. Because of these dangers, workers in this industry face an elevated risk of injury and death from their jobs. Understanding oil and gas safety practices helps protect workers from dangerous conditions such as chemical exposures, falls, confined spaces, vehicle accidents, and more.

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This oil and gas extraction safety training online course is designed for anyone who works in the oil and gas extraction industry. These workers perform their duties in environments with an elevated risk of injury and death. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for gas and oil extraction training.

Case Study: A 29-year old male had been working as a derrickman on an oil rig for about four years. One day, after four hours of tripping pipe (removing or replacing pipe from the well bore in order to change the drill bit or perform other tasks) on the drilling rig, the derrickman took a lunch break. After lunch, he hooked up to the climb assist and climbed back up to the derrick board. Unfortunately, after unhooking from the climb assist, he did not attach his fall protection device. The derrickman grabbed the first stand of pipe with the tail rope (a rope attached to a D-ring on the safety belt and the railing that is designed to prevent the derrickman from falling off the derrick). The tail rope helped the derrickman to keep his balance as the elevators were being sent up to attach to the pipe. However, when he let go of the tail rope, he lost his balance and fell 90 feet to his death on the rig floor.

Key Takeaway: Providing safety equipment is only part of the solution to prevent injuries and death from slipping, tripping, and falling. Workers must also be trained about how to use the equipment. And, employers must enforce the implementation of safety precautions and the required use of safety equipment.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 covers general industry regulations, while 1926 is designated for construction industry standards.

Employers must protect the safety and health of employees involved in oil and gas operations according to OSHA's General Industry Standards (29 CFR 1910), Construction Standards (29 CFR 1926), and the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. In addition to OSHA oil and gas extraction requirements, federal and state regulations also apply to different elements of operations.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to the Oil and Gas Extraction Safety Training Course
  • Injury and Accident Statistics
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Preventative Measures to Protect Workers in the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry
  • General Recommendations to Minimize Workplace Hazards
  • Key Terms
    Introduction to Specific Hazards and Safe Practices to Protect Workers
    Vehicle Collision Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations for Vehicle Collision Hazards
  • Prevention Measures for Vehicle Collision Hazards
  • Additional Prevention Measures for Vehicle Collision Hazards
  • Challenges in Implementing Vehicle Safety Measures
  • Additional Resources - Vehicle Collision Hazards
    Struck-By, Caught-In, Caught-Between, and Machine Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations for Struck-By, Caught-In, Caught-Between, and Machine Hazards
  • Prevention Measures for Struck-By, Caught-In, Caught-Between, and Machine Accidents
  • Additional Resources - Struck-By, Caught-In, Caught-Between, and Machine Hazards
    Explosion and Fire Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations for Explosion and Fire Hazards
  • Prevention Measures for Explosion and Fire Hazards
  • Additional Resources - Fire and Explosion Hazards
    Energy-Related Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations for Energy-Related Hazards
  • Preventative Measures for Energy-Related Hazards
  • Lockout/Tagout Practices and Procedures
  • Electrical Energy Hazards
  • Prevention Measures for Electrical Energy Hazards
  • Additional Resources - Energy-Related Hazards
    High-Pressure Lines and Compressed Gas and Air Equipment Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations for High-Pressure Lines and Compressed Gas and Air Equipment
  • Prevention Measures for High-Pressure Lines and Compressed Gas and Air Equipment Hazards
  • Additional Resources - High-Pressure Lines and Compressed Gas and Air Equipment Hazards
    Confined Space Hazards
  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Applicable Regulations for Confined Spaces
  • Preventative Measures for Confined Space Hazards
  • Additional Resources - Confined Space Hazards
    Slipping, Tripping, and Falling Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations and Preventative Measures for Slipping, Tripping, and Falling Hazards
  • Additional Measures to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Additional Resources - Slipping, Tripping, and Falling Hazards
    Ergonomic Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations and OSHA Recommendations to Address Ergonomic Hazards
  • Prevention Measures for Ergonomic Hazards
  • Additional Resources - Ergonomic Hazards
    Respiratory Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations for Respiratory Protection in General
  • Policies and Procedures to Provide Respiratory Protection
  • Approaches to Reduce or Eliminate Respiratory Hazard Exposure
  • Respiratory Protection for Oil and Gas Extraction Workers
  • Respirator Classification
  • Respirator Selection
  • Silica Exposure
  • Primary Sources of Silica Exposure
  • Health Risks from Silica Exposure
  • Applicable Regulations Specific to Silica Exposure
  • Short-Term Approaches to Limit Silica Exposure
  • Long-Term Approaches to Limit Silica Exposure
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Exposure
  • Health Risks from Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure
  • Applicable Regulations Specific to Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure
  • Primary Sources of Hydrogen Sulfide and Exposure Control Measures
  • Diesel Exhaust Exposure
  • Diesel Exhaust Exposure Control Measures
  • Additional Resources - Respiratory Hazards
    Chemical Exposure and Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations for Chemical Exposure and NORM Hazards
  • General Chemical Hazards
  • Benzene Exposure Hazard
  • Benzene Exposure Health Effects
  • Benzene Exposure Health and Safety Control Measures
  • Radioactive Material Exposure Hazard
  • Prevention and Control Measures for Radioactive Material
  • Additional Resources - Chemical and NORM Hazards
    Work Condition Hazards
  • Applicable Regulations for Extreme Temperature Hazards
  • Factors That Contribute to Heat Stress
  • Health Concerns and Symptoms of Heat Stress
  • Recommended Care for Workers with Heat Illness
  • Prevention of Heat Stress and Illness
  • Factors That Contribute to Cold Stress
  • Health Concerns Related to Cold Stress
  • Symptoms of Cold Stress Illness and Injury
  • Recommended Care for Affected Workers
  • Fatigue
  • Addressing Fatigue in the Workplace
  • High Noise Levels
  • Applicable Regulations for Noise Exposure
  • Additional Resources - Work Condition Hazards
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 4 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards inherent to oil and gas extraction operations.

To ensure compliance with OSHA oil and gas extraction regulations, safety training must be conducted periodically and as-needed to ensure the work environment is free from recognized hazards. Refresher training should also occur whenever changes to the worksite, equipment, or tasks render previous training obsolete. OSHA standards related to oil and gas extraction do not specify a time frame for required retraining or recertification; however, the OSH Act General Duty Clause defines that each employer must ensure that worksites are free from recognized hazards. This gas and oil drill training online course meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.4 CEUs (or 4 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.



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