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Ohio Oil & Gas Safety Council

The Ohio Oil & Gas Safety Council (OOGSC) is a not for profit organization organized in 2013 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).


BWC Division of Hygiene and Safety Training Courses

Dozens of training courses are available through BWC’s Division of Hygiene and Safety. These course are offered through the training center at the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health (OCOSH) located in Pickerington. Courses are also offered at branch sites located in Toledo, Cincinnati, Canton, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Youngstown and Cleveland. Employers may enroll any number of employees at no additional cost.

To enroll or learn more about the courses available, visit the BWC Learning Center.

Since 1927, BWC has provided a forum for Ohio businesses to increase their knowledge and discover products and services that can keep their workers safe and healthy.

Join five thousand representatives from businesses, associations and government to find realistic solutions to:

  • Improve worker health and productivity;
  • Prevent work force injuries and illnesses
  • Reduce workers’ compensation costs;
  • Identify solutions for hazardous situations; and
  • Provide cost-effective, multidisciplinary training and professional development.

Well at home. Safe at work.

BWC Information for Oil & Gas Industry Employers

For information regarding Ohio workers’ compensation that is specific to the oil and gas industry, please visit the BWC Info for Oil & Gas Industry Employers web page.

Additional BWC Safety Resources


Its a jungle out there.

Ohio has abundant wildlife including snakes and coyotes as well things that bite and sting. This session will explain how to stay safe while working on location around wildlife.

Anthony Lemle
State Wildlife Officer, ODNR Division of Wildlife District 4 Unit A

An example of a model EH&S program.

This session will provide examples of best practices to keep your crews safe.

Joe Steele
Environmental, Health, Safety Specialist, Ascent Resources

You are Your Brothers Keeper

This session will share how to best implement and keep a true culture of safety in the workplace.

Scott Fairhurst
Sr. Health and Safety Representative, CSP, Encino Energy

Lock It down.

Protesters are becoming more aggressive in their tactics. This session will examine some best practices for today's oil field site security.

Dwyane Jones
Senior Security Leader, TransCanada

Field Trip!

We will visit and tour the well site trainer facility at Stark State College in Canton.

Dan Switzer
Program Director, Oil &Gas, CDL, Environmental Stark State College

Keep on Truckin'

With the consistent flow of traffic on location everyone must be aware of their surroundings. This session will show how we maintain a safe working site with and around various types of trucks.

Becky J. Perlaky
Executive Vice President, Safety & Compliance, Kenan Advantage Group

Its a bird, its a plane....its a Drone.

Drones are a hot new topic and are increasingly more available to the industry and the general public. This session will provide some guild lines working with and being around Drones.

Lt. James Faunda
Ohio Highway Patrol St. Clairsville Post Commander

Murphy's law

What can go wrong, will go wrong and at the worst moment. This session is all about having a communications plan in place so that you can react to and engage with the media during a crisis.

Mike Chadsey Director of Public Relations Ohio Oil and Gas Association

NO Meeting

If you have any additional BWC questions, please contact:

Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Mike Chadsey

Main Office
88 E Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.824.3901
Fax: 614.824.4329