MonDaks Safety Network

2016 Step Up for Safety

February 11, 2016

The National STEPS Network, OSHA, and NIOSH have organized the 2016 Step Up for Safety campaign set for April-June 2016. The goal is to assist companies in providing employees with valuable safety and health information.

What is the Step Up for Safety? - The 2016 Step Up for Safety is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. The purpose of the Step Up is to provide information, gathered from many sources, to companies that can be used at their sites for training and awareness.

Who Can Participate? - Anyone who wants to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities can participate in the 2016 Step Up for Safety.

How is a Step Up for Safety Conducted? - Companies conduct a Step Up for Safety by providing training in manners such as taking a break and having a toolbox talk or by completing other safety activities such as hazard hunts or inspecting safety equipment. Numerous topics are being provided in an effort to reach as many employees and employers involved in the varied oil and gas industry.

Steps to Follow

Step 1: Visit the 2016 Step Up For Safety website,, and review the training information available and determine the most appropriate topics or activities (site or equipment inspections) for your employees.

Step 2: Conduct training for your employees (or conduct site or equipment inspections or hazard hunts). Please keep track of the number of employees you train and how much time you spend training. If you conduct site inspections please, keep track of the number of hazards you identify and the number of hazards you correct.

Steps 3: Return to the 2016 Step Up for Safety website, record your information and provide feedback. The end date for submission will be forwarded in the next few days.

The National STEPS Network is partnering with key groups on this effort, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC), Texas Oil and Gas Association, (TXOGA), American Petroleum Institute (API), PEC Safety, The University of Texas at Arlington, and Red Rocks Community College.