ProCertX is Helping Make Oilfield Work Safer
Minot, ND – Seven people died on the job in North Dakota’s oil and gas industry in 2017. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that’s an increase from four deaths in 2016. It points out the danger of those types of jobs. But a public-private coalition is taking a step aimed at reducing the danger. The idea of One Basin, One Way is simple – or maybe simplicity. Let’s say a new water truck driver is hired. That driver must go through orientation training with several companies – all of the companies his truck will be interacting with on the job. That could be a half-dozen or more. And that could add up to days in the classroom hearing basically the same message over and over. “What happens is by the time you get to the fourth or fifth or sixth orientation, you’re probably tuning it out and there’s probably some valuable information you could be missing” (Chuck Clairmont, ND Safety Council). One Basin, One Way replaces those repetitive sessions with one session that some 99 different companies in the oil patch have agreed meets their requirements.
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