U.S. Department of Labor and Association of Energy Service Companies Renew Alliance to Keep Texas Oil and Gas Employees Safe
DALLAS, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) have renewed an alliance designed to help protect oil and gas well servicing industry employees.
The three-year alliance renewal will continue to focus on reducing and preventing exposure to well servicing hazards; and provide training resources for member companies and employees. Through the alliance, AESC was instrumental in providing hazard training, developing hazard alerts on mobile engines and hot work, and updating OSHA’s Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing e-Tool that identifies common workplace safety hazards and potential remedies.
“Our alliance with AESC has enabled us to expand our compliance assistance and training efforts in the oil and gas industry,” said OSHA Dallas-area Regional Administrator Kelly Knighton. “Together, we will continue to raise awareness among industry employers and employees of the importance of workplace safety.”
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health, such as trade and professional organizations, unions, consulates, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, and give them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.