What? What is ONE BASIN – One Way!? It is a standardized safety orientation program for the oil and gas industry in North Dakota.
Why? Safety first. The ND Utility Industry standardized contractor safety requirements beginning in 1996, and they realized a dramatic improvement in their safety statistics.
Why? In 2018, an estimated 32,000 contractors attended orientations for each producer who hired them. Many contractors sat through the same information 4 – 8 times during the year. By standardizing the orientation curriculum across the Basin, contractors only have to sit through an orientation one time which means they save manhours. ND has a workforce shortage. One orientation per year provides the necessary safety awareness and reduces 1.25 million lost manhours sitting in redundant orientations.
When? When will the first orientation class be held? Likely in April. There are 40+ topics and the curriculum is still being developed.
Where? Orientation will be held at six or more locations across North Dakota including Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Watford City, Bismarck and Fargo. It will be taught by TrainND NW in Williston and by the North Dakota Safety Council across the rest of North Dakota.
Who? All contract employees across the Williston Basin are welcome to attend. Producers across the Basin are signing up for the program. With your ONE BASIN – One Way! ID Card you will be able to work on facilities of all the producers who participate.
Who will teach? The ONE BASIN – One Way! committee selected a consortium of NDSC, TrainND and Diamond B to manage this program.
Cost? $150/attendee for NDPC member companies and $250/attendee for non- NDPC members. This will include a workbook, certification that orientation has been completed one time/year and will allow the contract employee to work at participating company’s facilities.
How Long? 4-5 hours will be required to complete the safety orientation including 40+ vital safety topics.
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The NDPC is rolling out ONE BASIN – One Way! in 2019 with its partners at North Dakota Safety Council, TrainND Northwest, Diamond B, and ProCertX throughout 2019.
Whether you manage or work for an E&P or service company, we want to provide you more information and get your ideas. Start the conversation by sending us a note below: