ONE BASIN- One Way! is an orientation program that covers safety orientation for all participating Williston Basin producers. This will eliminate the need for contractors to sit through hours of orientations at every site where they work. Simplifying what contractors need to learn will also lead to a better understanding of the rules and guidelines at all sites, safer work practices, and fewer injuries. By consolidating these individual programs into one program delivering approximately fifty prominent safety topics, the ONE BASIN– One Way! program will deliver a robust safety orientation while concentrating on improving the overall industry safety record.
Why ONE BASIN-One Way! This standardized curriculum puts particular emphasis on job hazards that occur in the upper Midwest due to extreme cold temperatures, windy conditions, and road and highway congestion all designed to elevate awareness of North Dakota and Montana risks to the employee.
Many producers require contractors to attend company developed orientation every year. In 2018, an estimated 32,000 contractors attended orientations for the 28 producers 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 though one orientation which means they save manhours.