MonDaks Safety Network

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting

February 11, 2018


Venue: Badlands Boulder Ridge Community Center, Watford City, ND

Donated by: Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc.

February sponsor: MonDaks Safety Network

10:00am – Welcome/Introductions

10:10am – James Smith MonDaks Safety Network - Review of National STEPS Network


National STEPS Network has continued to grow and currently includes more than twenty independent regional networks serving twenty producing states.

The National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network is an all-volunteer organization which was founded in 2003 in South Texas by OSHA and Industry to reduce injuries and fatalities in that region. The effort was successful, and STEPS has continued to grow, currently including seventeen independent networks serving fifteen producing states. Eight of the networks have signed formal alliances with OSHA.

The National STEPS Network includes Operators and Contractors in the Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Product Transmission industry as equally valued members in partnership with OSHA, API, AESC, IADC, IPAA, other trade associations, and educators across the country. The Network's goal is to serve all producing regions of the United States and to eventually share our philosophy internationally.

Vision Statement - "Incident-Free Operations"

Objectives
The National STEPS Network promotes safety, health and environmental improvement in the exploration and production of oil and gas in US onshore operations. The National STEPS Network fosters a work environment that relies upon open communication and trust.

Scope
The National STEPS Network includes Operators and Contractors in the Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Product Transmission industry as equally valued members. The STEPS Network encompasses the geographic region within the Continental United States.

Methods

The STEPS Network will:

  • Meet periodically to share and discuss safety, health and environmental incidents, best practices and related issues.
  • Establish focus groups to address specific issues.
  • Work with other organizations and associations, including but not limited to: OSHA, IADC, API, EPA., educational institutions and others interested in the advancement of worker health, safety, security and the environment.

10:45am – Fastenal

  • Fastenal presented on the types of products they supply to the oil and gas industry.
  • Reviewed options for vending to ensure all employees are using supplies appropriately.

11:30am – Meeting adjournment