STEPS Network Meeting February 21, 2007

Hosted by Shane Ward and Cenergy Corporation 

Purpose:  The South Texas Exploration and Production Safety Network, commonly known as the STEPS Network, promotes safety, health and environmental improvement in the exploration and production of oil and gas in South Texas.  The STEPS Network fosters a work environment that relies upon open communication and trust.    

Marianne McGee, OSHA – Elements of an Effective Safety and Health Program

  • PowerPoint Presentation available – Click here.

Mike Scoggins, BP America  – Environmental Reporting Requirements

  • PowerPoint Presentation available – Click here.

Dan Shea, Shea Physical Therapy, – Ergonomics in the Workplace

  • Evaluate your workplace to determine what tasks are performed in a manner that might result in muscle strain.  Look at items such as awkward positions, reaching over head, bending down, and lifting.  Modify the tasks where possible such as placing the work at a comfortable height and position.  An example of this would be an employee having to turn a valve handle that is a knee height or over head.  Determine if the valve handle can be relocated to eliminate the awkward body positions. 
  • Have employees properly stretch and warm-up before beginning work or performing any strenuous activity.
  • For additional information please contact Dan Shea at Shea Physical Therapy 5540 Everhart. Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 or 361-994-5224.
  • To review Ergonomic/Hazard Recognition Program - Click here.

The next meeting will be held Wednesday March 21, 2007 at 8am at the Holiday Inn Airport in Corpus Christi.

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