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Welcome to the website for North Texas Exploration and Production Safety Network (NTEPS)!

We hope you will join us at our next meeting. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month from 9 AM to 11 AM. 

Meetings are held at the UTA Division for Enterprise Development Center, 140 West Mitchell Street, Arlington, TX 76010, Room: E200 F/G/H. 

 

The OSHA Fort Worth and Dallas Area Offices provide news and information regarding COVID 19 and current OSHA Operations and guidance.
http://nteps.com/images/documents/US_Department_of_Labor_-_OSHA_FWAO_and_DAO_Newsletter.pdf

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
http://nteps.com/images/documents/OPA-FINAL_20-512-NAT_WHD_FFCRA_Guidance.pdf

As Soon As Meetings Can Resume, We Will Send Out A Meeting Announcement Email Broadcast 

Join Our Next Meeting On May 15, 2020
Guest Speaker 1:  Ron Byrd, CSP, LCR, FSR, Director of Risk Control, Towerstone Wholesale Insurance Brokerage, Dallas, TX.  Mr. Byrd will be presenting "An Update of AESC and Current Projects"
Guest Speaker 2:  Ensafe  
Guest Speaker 3:  J.P. Walsh, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Update. 

Upcoming Meeting June 19, 2020
Guest Speaker 1:  TBA 
Guest Speaker 2:  J.P. Walsh, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Update. 

Upcoming Meeting July 17, 2020
Guest Speaker 1:  TBA 
Guest Speaker 2:  J.P. Walsh, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Update. 

 

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The AESC North Texas Chapter and NTEPS have formed a partnership to combine our meetings to conserve resources and bring a broader focus on safety in the North Texas area Oil & Gas Industry. 

Join us at the meeting to find out more! 

 

  

Hot Topics

HAZARD ALERT - GROUND DISTURBANCE

8,000 natural gas line strikes in 2016 and 5 deaths from 2006-2016 in U.S. Onshore Upstream industry

Striking any line while excavating, digging, grading, driving stakes, or doing other ground disturbance activities near underground utilities can harm workers, the public, and the environment. These incidents can occur immediately, or months or years later if damage is not reported or repaired.

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LIMITATIONS OF MULTI-GAS MONITORS HAZARD ALERT

Multi-Gas Monitors for Oil and Gas Industry: Understanding the Proper Use and Monitor Capabilities

An H2S monitor is likely not enough...Multi-gas monitors can protect workers from unseen workplace hazards, such as toxic, flammable, and oxygen deficient atmospheres. By alarming in the presence of harmful atmospheres, a properly calibrated multi-gas monitor can alert the worker to unsafe conditions.

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NIOSH-OSHA HAZARD ALERT - MANUAL TANK GAUGING AND SAMPLING

Health and Safety Risks for Workers Involved in Manual Tank Gauging and Sampling at Oil and Gas Extraction Sites

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have identified health and safety risks to workers who manually gauge

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HAZARD ALERT - OILFIELD HOT WORK

Fatalities Associated with Hot Work on Oilfield Tanks, Tankers, and other related equipment

Between 2005 and 2015 "85" DEATHS due to fires or explosions, Including 28 hot work deaths

Produced fluids, such as crude oil, flowback water, and produced water are brought to the surface, along with hydrocarbon vapors and gases during production operations.

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HAZARD ALERT - IGNITION OF VAPORS

Prevention of Fatalities from Ignition of Vapors by Mobile Engines and Auxiliary Motors

Between 2005 and 2015 "85" DEATHS due to fires or explosions, Including 27 mobile engines/motors deaths

Vehicles and motorized equipment present an ignition hazard if located too close to the wellbore or other potential flammable vapor sources (e.g., flowback tanks, frac tanks, production tanks).

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News

Ladder Safety Symposium Simulcast

Every year, over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents and thousands suffer disabling injuries. What is National Ladder Safety Month? National Ladder Safety Month is the only movement dedicated exclusively to the promotion of ladder safety, at home, and at work.

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OSHA Penalties Raised for 2020

OSHA raised its civil penalties by approximately 1.8 percent on January 15, 2020. The final rule implements annual inflation adjustments of civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by OSHA and other agencies within the Department of Labor in 2020, as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act (Public Law 114-74). OSHA's penalty increases for workplace safety and health violations include:

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Free OSHA Training Opportunities

In recognition of Safe and Sound Week, Labor Rights Week, Workers’ Memorial Day, and OSHA’s National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, The University of Texas at Arlington OSHA Education Center is offering a series of free short courses throughout the Region.

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Learn More about Electricity - Free Training Video

This video is brought to on behalf of the Region Six OSHA Training Institute Education Centers.

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SAFE + SOUND WEEK - AUGUST 10-16, 2020

Last year, Safe + Sound Week was a success by all measures. Hundreds of businesses across the country participated to showcase elements of their safety and health programs during the week, or took a step in the right direction by starting to build their safety and health program. We are pleased to announce that this year Safe + Sound Week will take place August 10-16. Leading up to Safe + Sound Week, there will be opportunities to learn more about safety and health programs and get exclusive content from Safe + Sound Organizers.

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2020 Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference - November 17-18, 2020

November 17-18, 2020 - 2020 Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference at the Houston, Texas, Marriott Marquis Houston Hotel (It is the other hotel connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center).

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New Study Details Prevalence of Hearing Loss among Noise-Exposed Mining, and Oil and Gas Extraction Workers

NIOSH Update:   August 27, 2019

As many as 1 in 3 workers affected in some Mining industries

A new study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine is the first to examine hearing loss prevalence and risk by industry within the Oil and Gas Extraction sector, and within most Mining sector industries. Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that in many industries within these sectors, at least 25% of the workers had hearing loss. In some industries, more than 30% had hearing loss.

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May 31 is National Heat Awareness Day

OSHA and the National Weather Service will team up on May 31 to encourage employers and workers to recognize the warning signs for heat illness and keep workers safe. Every year, there are dozens of preventable worker deaths and thousands more workers become ill from extreme heat or humid conditions. 

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Submit A Photo

The NTEPS website is here to support the North Texas Oil and Gas Industry and one way of doing so is by showing everyone some awesome photos of industry. If you have a photo or photos, feel free to submit them!

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Submit An Employment Opportunity

Networking is one of the best ways to help each other out, especially when you're looking to make a career move or on the search for employment.

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Submit An Event

Do you know of the date to an important safety related event or conference and would like to share it, feel free to submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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