Safety is and will always be the industry’s primary focus, and the workers who serve on the front lines of our operations play an essential role in ensuring safe work practices and preventing workplace incidents. Everyone has a duty to work in a safe manner and must make safety a part of every task. Unfortunately, the Onshore Safety Alliance (OSA) is seeing increases in safety incidents and/or near misses across the industry.
The OSA – of which Energy Workforce is a founding member – is a voluntary industry coalition committed to reducing serious injuries and fatalities in U.S. onshore oil and gas exploration and production. The OSA is partnering with key groups in the industry to assist with voluntary efforts in conducting safety stand-down or safety meetings across the industry to help bring focus and awareness to the safety actions all workers should take when carrying out their tasks.
We are asking all companies to conduct a safety stand down or safety meeting with your shift crews to remind workers of the importance of safety and the key safety behaviors that should be at the forefront throughout all of their work tasks.
To support this effort, the OSA has developed some suggested messaging on safety basics as well as a series of spotlights on key leadership behaviors that can be incorporated into your company’s safety guidance. These resources are available:
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