COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), which operates the OSHA Southwest Education Center, has recently developed more than 1,000 visual aids to assist workers in the oil and gas industries to identify potential hazards.
The project was funded by OSHA through a Susan Harwood Training Grant.
Through this funding, TEEX has been able to distribute photographs and visual aids that show real workers in real situations to help promote worker safety and hazard prevention.
The safety training aids are available to the public online as a part of OSHA’s E-Tool Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Safety Training Program. The material will also be incorporated into many training courses available through TEEX.
“With the development of these new learning aids, TEEX and OSHA are combining forces once again to assist in keeping the nation’s oil and gas industry workforce safe,” said David Milligan, division director of TEEX’s Professional and Regulatory Training.
The Susan Harwood grant is given to non-profit organizations to help provide training and education programs or to develop training materials for employers and workers on safety and health hazards in their workplaces.
TEEX offers hands-on, customized training, exercises, technical assistance and emergency response services impacting Texas and beyond. Agency programs include fire training, homeland security, law enforcement, public works, safety and health, search and rescue, and technology transfer.