SafeLand Meeting November 15, 2006

What is SafeLandUSA?
SafeLandUSA Goal
 To define the standard for a widely accepted
health, safety, & environmental orientation for
US upstream oil and gas industry
SafeLandUSA Mission
To monitor and continuously improve the HSE
orientation standard for the US Land Contractor
Why SafeLandUSA?
Operators share a common contract workforce.
Repeated orientations with the same information
waste time and resources.
Contractor workforce continues to request one
common orientation.
Ensure everyone in the field has received a
quality HSE orientation.
Benefits of SafeLandUSA
Contractor employee completes one orientation
to satisfy requirements of multiple operators.
One-time orientation stays with the contract
employee if he or she changes companies.
Cost and time savings for Operators and
Additional line of on-site security
SafeLandUSA Advisory Group
Committee formed in October 2005
Consensus on standard orientation between:
Industry Associations
Training Providers
SafeLandUSA Key Players
SafeLandUSA Key Players
Participating Industry Organizations:
International Association of Drilling Contractors - IADC
PEC Premier
Energy Training Council - ETC
Texas Engineering Extension Service - TEEX
Numerous Community Colleges
Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils - ARSC
American Petroleum Institute – API
STEPS Network
Reciprocal Agreements
To keep clear separation between:
SafeLandUSA orientation
Site-specific orientation
Operational Training
Safety Training
Agree not to repeat SafeLandUSA orientation
contents in site-specific training
Contractor Training
Site Orientation Company Specific
HSE Orientation
Safety Training
LOTO, CS, etc.
Operational Training
SafeLandUSA Elements
Common training materials and delivery
Endorsement of in-house orientations and
instructors by accrediting organizations
Common Searchable Database
Orientation Photo ID card issued
SafeLandUSA Orientation Topics
1. Incident Reporting and
2. Accident Prevention Signs
and Tags
3. Hand Safety
4. Back Injury Prevention
5. Behavioral Safety
6. First-Aid/CPR/AED
7. Confined Space
9. Drug and Alcohol
11. Electrical Safety
12. Intervention (Training)
13. Fire
14. Walking Working Surfaces
15. JSEA
16. PPE
17. Workplace Violence
18. Fall Protection
19. Permitting
20. Onshore Orientation and
Emergency Evacuation
21. Environmental
22. Excavation – Trenching
& Shoring
23. Occupational Health
SafeLandUSA Dates
National rollout began January 2010
A Pilot rollout in South Texas was received very
well by the contract community

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