STEPS Network Meeting November 19, 2008
Hosted by Nabors Well Service
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.
John Giefer, OSHA – Machine Guarding
Scott Fuchs, DBI Sala/Capital Safety – Fall Protection
- ABC’s of fall protection
- Anchors – d-ring anchors, I-beam anchors, web sling anchor, retractable horizontal lifeline. Must be rated to hold 5,000 pounds
- Body Harness – Must be expected before use. Start at the D-ring and work down looking at straps, buckles, webbing, grommets, tags. Ensure proper fit and adjustment
- Connectors – lanyards. Don’t wrap back and hook onto lanyard unless you are using the specialized lanyard intended for this purpose.
Ramiro Garces, Nabors Well Service – Operation Lifesaver
Marianne McGee, OSHA – Holiday Safety