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  • 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 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 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? Regular Orientation Classes start June 24, 2019 and will be provided in multiple locations on several days a week across the Bakken.

    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. Hess, Oasis, XTO, Bruin, QEP, PetroHunt, and Enerplus have become the ONE BASIN – One Way! Safety FIRST partners with more producers to join. Who will teach? The ONE BASIN – One Way! committee selected a consortium of NDSC, TrainND and Diamond B to manage this program.

    Cost? ONE BASIN – One Way! Regular price is $175/attendee includes the ONE BASIN – One Way! workbook, person 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.  For the first 2500 contract employees (NDPC and WSI memberships required) who attend ONE BASIN – One Way! Orientation in 2019, an additional $60 discount/attendee also applies, so 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 NDPC is rolling out ONE BASIN – One Way!  in 2019 with its partners at North Dakota Safety Council, TrainND Northwest, Diamond B, and ProCertX.

    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 by clicking here.