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Come Try the Ohio Oil and Gas Safety Council (OOGSC)

Posted By Brian Hickman, Director of Government Affairs, Operations Managing Director, Monday, April 17, 2017

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.

To this end, the OOGSC has provided information on the topics of instilling a culture of safety into your company, safety training workshops (via OOGEEP), trench safety, Ohio’s underground damage prevention marking standards and overmarking, fall protection and working at heights, accident analysis, and winter driving tips, to name a few. 

The OOGSC is also a great way to learn more about industry-related training opportunities. Organizations like the OOGEEP and the 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. 

The OOGSC currently meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Cambridge Country Club. The next OOGSC meeting will take place on June 14th at 7:30 a.m. Gary Babb, Ergon Trucking, is slated to discuss unloading. I’d recommend that you come by, give us a try, and see what the OOGSC has to offer. In the meantime, follow us on twitter for important safety updates and information on twitter: @oogsc

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