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 via Zoom.


Join Our Next Meeting On April 21, 2023
We will meeting from 9:00am to 11:00am via Zoom. Please check your email invite for the link, meeting ID and password.

See the invite here http://nteps.com/index.php/contact/view-this-months-newsletter

Upcoming Meeting April 21, 2023
Guest Speaker 1:  Jase Herring, Law Enforcement Liaison with the Texas Municipal Police Association will be presenting "Distracted Driving".

Upcoming Meeting July 21, 2023
Guest Speaker 1:  TBA
Guest Speaker 2:  TBA  

Upcoming Meeting October 20, 2023
Guest Speaker 1:  TBA
Guest Speaker 2:  TBA  


Hot Topics

Hazard Alert - Minimizing Risk During Fluids Transfer

Hazard Alert letter created by the National STEPS Network, OSHA Alliance, Energy Workforce & Technology Council, and Veriforce on Minimizing Risk During Fluids Transfer.

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Hazard Alert letter created by the National STEPS network, The Association of Energy Service Companies, and Veriforce on Sudden Uncontrolled Pressure Release Precautions in the upstream oil and gas industry.

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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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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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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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Working Safety With Silica

CPWR created a very useful website to assist the construction industry in complying with the new silica regulations. 




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Permian Road Safety Coalition Forum

Wednesday, August 26th 10:45 am – 1:00 pm

Permian Road Safety Coalition Forum  Via Zoom

Register Now For PRSC's Quarterly Road Safety Forum

PRSC is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the August 26 Road Safety Forum to be held via Zoom. The presentation begins at 10:45 a.m. and will conclude by 1:00 p.m.

The Forum's agenda includes:

10:45 a.m. – Welcome and Safety Moment

11:00 a.m. – Keynote Address – “WhenSeanSpeaks” – Jenny Carter and Sean Carter, presented by Texas A&M Transportation Institute through a grant from Texas Department of Transportation

11:50 p.m. – TxDOT Permian Basin Freight and Energy Sector Transportation Plan Update and Initial Findings – Casey Wells with TxDOT’s Freight Planning Branch and Paula Dowell, Ph.D., Principal, National Practice Leader, Freight and Economic at Cambridge Systematics

12:20 p.m. – NSC Distracted Driving Presentation – Lisa Robinson, Senior Program Manager, Transportation Safety, Roadway Practice with National Safety Council

12:50 p.m. – Review of YTD Road Safety Statistics and Announcements 1:00 p.m. – Adjourn/Log Off

Update (Rescheduled) - 2020 OSHA Oil and Gas Safety and Health Conference

Update (Rescheduled) - 2020 OSHA Oil and Gas Safety and Health Conference
After a great deal of thoughtful consideration and review of the market, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the 2020 OSHA Oil and Gas Safety and Health Conference. The new conference dates will be Tuesday, December 14 – Wednesday, December 15, 2021 and the location will remain the same at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Houston, Texas.

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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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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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