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Employers must follow OSHA's General Industry standards (29 CFR 1910). Oil and gas extraction industry employers must also follow federal and state regulations that apply to different elements of their operations. For example, employers must comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations that govern highway vehicles and chemical transport.
Who must take this course?
Workers in the oil and gas extraction industry perform their duties in environments where they may be exposed to a wide variety of hazards that may cause serious injury and death.
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card.
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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.4 CEUs (or 4 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Oil and Gas Extraction Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.
Oil and gas extraction operations use many different types of machinery and equipment, many of which are dangerous, such as tall drilling rigs, cranes, and high-pressure lines. Often, hazardous substances are present, such as silica dust or toxic chemicals. To compound these hazards, workers often must perform their tasks in challenging work conditions, such as in extreme temperatures. Because of these dangers, workers in this industry face an elevated risk of injury and death from their jobs.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- 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
- Addressing Fatigue in the Workplace
- High Noise Levels
- Applicable Regulations for Noise Exposure
- Additional Resources - Work Condition Hazards
- Additional Resources
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Oil and Gas Extraction. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.
OSHA would consider tasks that are performed less then than once per year to necessitate retraining before the performance of the work practices involved. Employers need to periodically evaluate their training programs to see if the necessary skills, knowledge, and routines are being properly understood and implemented by their trained employees.