The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard, or HAZWOPER, was enacted by OSHA in 1990. It is designed to protect workers involved in the initial stages of a chemical release emergency, the subsequent clean-up of a site once the emergency has been stabilized, and the clean-up of chemical contamination from the country’s past industrial legacy.
When these companies faced a shared training challenge, they came together to develop cutting-edge training solutions designed to help the entire oil and gas industry work smarter.
Competencies are measurable behavioral objectives used to define the actions a learner should be able to perform, and the level of skill that learner must be able to demonstrate when performing that action, in order for the learner to be considered fully trained.
According to NIOSH, the oil and gas industry has a fatality rate that is more than 7 times higher than the average rate for U.S. workers. Since its inception, SafetySkills has worked closely with employers in the oil & gas industry to develop targeted training to address the conditions and risks relevant to petroleum exploration and production through dynamic, competency-based EHS courses.
How Can SafetySkills Help?
In addition to numerous general industry and human resources titles that are appropriate for oil and gas operations, the SafetySkills library features over 50 titles that are targeted to employees in the oil and gas industry. These oil and gas titles are based on API, AESC and IADC guidance, as well as OSHA’s published guidance, and employ simulations, situational examples, and imagery relevant to exploration and production operations.
Comprehensive Tools for Every Environment
SafetySkills provides tools for a complete environmental, health and safety training program for every stage of oil and gas exploration and production, including:
- An extensive library of over 305 of the most effective training titles available
- An enterprise-class learning management system developed specifically to meet the needs of EHS departments
- Delivery options for individuals and groups in nearly any environment, on all major platforms
- Powerful, stress-free assigning and reporting tools