ONE BASIN – One Way!
Upcoming: February 19 Stakeholders Meeting. Download the agenda.
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 their orientation and safety programs starting in 1996, 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, orientation can be held one time and save those 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? will the first orientation class be held? Likely in April. There are 55 topics and the curriculum are still being fleshed out at this time. If you want to hear more about the curriculum and an overview of the program, please attend the February 19, 2019 NDPC Safety Committee meeting at the Bismarck Civic Center from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.
Where? Orientation will be held at six or more locations across North Dakota including Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Watford City, Bismarck and Fargo.
Who? All contract employees across the Williston Basin are welcome to attend.
Who? 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 if you are a NDPC member company, $250/attendee if your company is not a NDPC member. This will include a workbook, certification that orientation has been completed one time/year and will allow the contract employee to work facilities for all participating
How Long? 4-5 hours will be required to complete the safety orientation including 55 vital safety topics.
Learn More & Give Feedback:
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: