By - Jon Brown

Oilwell Safety
November 18-19, 2019 | Denver, CO

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Oil and gas employees have safety responsibilities and should be properly trained to help make sure they have the necessary knowledge and judgement skills to assist with rig and pipeline safety while performing other duties as determined by their employer. It is also important for oil and gas supervisors to stay current in the safety concepts which directly relate to the industry so they can effectively lead employees.

This course of study will help attendees understand how safety responsibilities apply to the oil and gas field, where it is important for safety concepts and efforts be targeted to onshore and offshore drilling. Emphasis is placed on gaining the knowledge and skills to assist in the establishment and management of a successful safety and health program.

Class participants will learn the basics of safety and health awareness related to the hazards associated with drill site and pipeline jobs. The focus will be on learning to identify task specific hazards associated with cranes, derricks, hoists and suspended loads.

This course will teach participants to prepare for their task by anticipating what could go wrong prior to beginning work. Throughout the course participants will participate in activities that raise their ability to identify rig and pipeline hazards including:

  • Material Handling
  • Blowouts
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Response
  • Lightning and Static Electricity
  • Hot Work
  • Flare Pits and Lines
  • Exposure to Rotating and Moving Parts
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Confined Spaces
  • Health Hazard Exposure – Silica, Hydrogen Sulfide, Weather

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.

Learning Outcomes

This course enables the class participants to reduce events caused by human and system error by:

  1. Creating engagement, buy-in, and ownership at an individual level
  2. Demonstrating effective hazard identification skills through activity enhanced learning
  3. Practicing how determine effective controls for hazards using risk management techniques
  4. Reviewing safe work practices to improve safety performance for rig and pipeline work

This a very interactive and experiential course, achieving the learning outcomes through simulations and case studies rather than just lecture. It is fast-paced and fun.



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and classroom exercises are used for all learning objectives


Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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. Throughout her career has she been involved in every aspect of a comprehensive safety leadership system. She is an accomplished leader in the industry with the ability to inspire those who work with her to rise to the highest standards for safety and health in the workplace.

Glenna’s training and experience covers the mining, construction, general industry, and energy sectors. Her certifications and degrees include; Masters of Business – Risk Management, Bachelors of Science – Occupational Safety and Health, Certified Mine Safety Professional, Registered Safety Manager, Der Norse Veritas Modern Safety Management, Incident Investigation Methods, MSHA Instructor (IS, IU, MR, IN), OSHA Outreach Instructor (Construction and General Industry), Leadership & Supervisory Training, etc.


EUCI Office Building Conference Center

4601 DTC Blvd, B-100

Denver CO, 80237


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