Oilwell Safety

November 18-19, 2019 | Denver, CO

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Simply being able to identify workplace hazards is not enough to achieve a safe work environment in the Oil and Gas Industry. This course will build on that foundation to include techniques to control those identified hazards through defining the most appropriate methods to prevent workplace incidents. Attendees learn how safe work practices prevent injuries and how to choose the best practices to achieve a safe and healthy workplace.



8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Importance of Hazard Awareness in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Role of OSHA in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Oilfield Worker Roles and Responsibilities
  • Overview of Oilfield Injury Cases
  • Safety Saves; Time, Money and Lives
  • Incident Cost Learning Activity

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Identifying Oilfield Hazards

  • Understanding and Recognizing Oilfield Hazards
  • Overview of Hazardous Tasks
  • NIOSH Learning Activity – Finding Hazards
  • Consequence Thinking

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Assessing Oilfield Risks

  • Components of Risk
  • Reducing Risk through Hazard Control
  • ALARP Principles
  • SMART Controls
  • Learning Activity – Hazard Identification and Control Hierarchy Cards


8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Controlling Risk

  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Understanding the Risk Matrix
  • Selecting the Most Effective Controls
  • Learning Activity – Work Planning

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. :: Implementing & Sustaining Controls

  • Best Practices
  • Understanding the Positive Influence of a Safe Work Plan on Efficiency
  • Managing Change without Negatively Impacting Safety
  • Pitfalls and Avoiding Complacency

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Q&A / Wrap Up


Glenna Smith, McCraren Compliance

Glenna Smith, CMSP – dedicated safety professional with a career spanning multiple decades. Glenna’s passion for safety is evident by her numerous degrees and certifications. She keeps herself on the cutting edge of safety theory and practices through continuous learning and deep connections through the safety community (national and international). Glenna has served as a safety professional in the private, public, government and consulting sectors.