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Ohio Oil & Gas Safety Council

Posted By Brian Hickman, Director of Government Affairs, Operations Managing Director, Thursday, July 09, 2015

 

The Ohio Oil & Gas Safety Council (OOGSC) is a not-for-profit organization organized by the Ohio Oil & Gas Association (OOGA) in collaboration with the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH).

The goal of the OOGSC is to provide quality occupational safety training opportunities and safety resources for these member companies. Our mission is to promote health and safety awareness and environmental stewardship within the oil and natural gas industry in an effort to reduce workplace injuries.

The OOGSC continues to delve into several relevant safety topics. Over the past year, we have discussed topics pertaining to exploration and production safety, truck driver safety, proper handling of condensate, pipeline safety, the importance of establishing a unified command procedure when dealing with an on-site incident, sleep deprivation and its impact on oil and gas workers, amongst others.

The OOGSC is also a great way to learn more about industry-related training opportunities. Organizations like the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Bureau or Workers Compensation (Ohio BWC) provide several educational opportunities that are beneficial to the Ohio oil and gas industry. The OOGSC will update you on these opportunities in an effort to promote continued industry safety. 

Membership in the OOGSC is open to the public. Additionally with your membership, employers who pay premiums or administrative fees to the Ohio BWC may be eligible to earn a 2% to 4% rebate on their workers’ compensation premium. 

Membership in the safety council is open throughout the year to all companies. However, to realize any discount eligibility opportunities, companies must join or renew their membership prior to July 31st to qualify for the current year program. 

Additional information on the Ohio BWC Safety Council Program, including information on potential rebates and discounts, can be found via their website: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/programs/safety/SafetyCouncils.asp#

Membership in the OOGSC is $120.00 per company and reserves one seat (and meal) at each monthly meeting. Additional attendees from member companies are encouraged to attend. However, any additional members will be charged a nominal fee to cover the meal costs at the event.

The OOGSC currently meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Cambridge Country Club, come by and see what the OOGSC has to offer. 

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