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901 Oil and Gas Hazard Awareness
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Companies in the oil and gas extraction industry operate and/or develop oil and gas fields as a part of upstream oil and gas activities. These activities are sometimes referred to as exploration and production.

The oil and gas well drilling and servicing industry was born in the United States in 1859 when the Drake Well outside Titusville, PA first struck oil. Since then, this industry has evolved to become a vital part of the petroleum industry.

This course is an introduction to the basic hazards associated with the Oil and Gas Industry and more specifically in the oil extraction process. The information and resources provided in this course can help workers and employers identify and eliminate hazards in their workplace. The course introduces applicable OSHA regulatory requirements, as well as industry standards and guidance aimed at identifying, preventing, and controlling exposure to hazards.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Describe the typical jobs on oil and gas worksites, and their associated hazards.
LO 1.2.1 Discuss the hazards associated with specific tools and equipment on oil and gas worksites.
LO 1.3.1 Describe the hazards of crane operation, manual material handling, blowouts, derrick collapse and hydrogen sulfide use.
LO 1.4.1 Describe the hazards associated with flammable and combustible liquids, electricity, fire , moving mechanical parts, and tools.
LO 1.5.1 Describe the hazards associated with confined space, pressure vessels, compressed gas, drilling and lockout/tagout.
LO 1.6.1 Describe the hazards associated with welding, slips, trips and falls, fall protection, ergonomics, vehicle safety and adverse weather.
LO 1.7.1 Describe the health hazards, including silica, hydrogen sulfide, fatigue and temperature extremes.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)