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Oil and Gas Safety Awareness Classes, Oct. 17 and 31

SafeLand USA Awareness program for oil and gas industry offered by OCCC

    (Published: 10-01-2012)

 Oil and Gas

America’s oil and natural gas industry considers safety their top priority. In fact, the industry is committed to developing the onshore and offshore technologies, standards, best practices and programs needed to help ensure that environmental and workplace safety is at the forefront of producing the energy our nation needs.

This month, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will host SafeLand USA Awareness classes to provide oil and gas industry professionals with important and specific safety guidelines to use on the job. Two classes are set for this fall, Wed., Oct. 17 and 31. The first class will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the OCCC Family and Community Education (FACE) Center, 6500 S. Land Avenue. On Oct. 31, the all-day class will be held from 8:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the OKC Downtown College, located in the Ronald J. Norick Library/Learning Center, 300 Park Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City.

About SafeLand USA

SafeLand USA is a volunteer organization comprised of major and independent operating companies, industry associations and educators with the purpose of developing and improving orientation standards for the U.S. Onshore E&P (Exploration and Production) industry. The program provides professionals within the oil and gas industry information about the safety hazards associated with the business.

Course Topics    

Safeland USA Awareness course topics include: Incident Reporting and Investigation, Accident Prevention, Hand Safety, Walking Working Surfaces, Job Safety Analysis, Material Handling, First-Aid/CPR/AED, and Hazard Communications.

Course Benefits:

The course orientation is designed specifically for the oil and gas industry and is consistent with EH&S (Environmental Health and Safety), recognized by multiple organizations. The course information will help to increase employee competency, reducing employer liability cost.

Cost to attend is $150. The program is certified by SafeLand USA and the Energy Training Council (ETC) of Oklahoma, of which OCCC is an authorized member. The organization is comprised of major and independent operating companies, industry associates and educators.

For more information, or to enroll, please contact John Claybon at (405) 682-7855, or jclaybon@occc.edu.