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  • What is ONE BASIN – One Way!? It is a standardized contractor safety orientation program for the oil and gas industry in North Dakota.

     Why is ONE BASIN – One Way! Safety first. The ONE BASIN – One Way! Orientation curriculum is designed to raise safety awareness on over forty critical topics PLUS focus on a number of North Dakota specific job hazards that are not covered by traditional orientation programs.  Statistics indicate that more than fifty percent of ND industry safety incidences are transportation related, ONE BASIN – One Way! orientation places particular emphasis on transportation safety awareness in our state.

     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 must only sit through an orientation one time in a given period, which means saved 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.

    How often do I need to take ONE BASIN- One Way! orientation classes and how long does the class last? The ONE BASIN One Way! program has a two-year orientation cycle. The first year is a four-hour classroom with instructor style orientation covering 40+ vital safety topics. The second year is a 60-90-minute computer-based refresher. Then the cycle repeats.

    Your certifications are automatically connected to your profile upon scanning out of orientation, meaning you can go straight back to work with your badge and be able to work on locations of all the producers who participate.

    Where will ONE BASIN – One Way!? orientation take place and who will be instructors? Orientation will be held at 7+ locations across North Dakota including Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Tioga, 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 can attend ONE BASIN – One Way! orientation? All contract employees across the Williston Basin are welcome to attend.

    Bruin E&P, Crestwood Midstream, Enerplus, Equinor, Hess Corporation, Oasis Petroleum, ONEOK, Inc., QEP Resources, Whiting Petroleum Corporation, WPX Energy, and XTO Energy have become the ONE BASIN – One Way! Safety FIRST partners with more to join.

    How much does ONE BASIN – One Way! orientation cost?

    ONE BASIN – One Way! regular price is $175/attendee and includes the ONE BASIN – One Way! workbook, personal badge and access to ProCertX software for reporting and recording of individual safety records.

    NDPC members receive a $25/attendee discount with full orientation prices of $150/attendee, including workbook, personal badge and access to ProCertX software for reporting and recording of individual safety records.

    Scholarships are available. For the first 2500 contract employees whose companies are a member of both the NDPC and WSI who attend ONE BASIN – One Way! Orientation in 2019, an additional $60 discount/attendee also applies, meaning you can complete this valuable requirement in 2019 for as low as $90/attendee.

    How Long? Four hours will be required to complete the safety orientation including 40+ vital safety topics. Your ONE BASIN – One Way! ID Card you will be able to work on facilities of all the producers who participate.

    Learn More & Give Feedback:

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council is rolling out ONE BASIN – One Way! in 2019 with its partners at the North Dakota Safety Council (trainer and program administrator), TrainND Northwest (trainer), and Diamond B (ProCertX software provider). Whether you manage or work for an E&P or service company, we want to provide you more information and get your ideas on how ONE BASIN – One Way! will work best for your company. Start the conversation by sending us a note by clicking here.