Ohio Oil & Gas Safety Council

Ohio Oil & Gas Safety Council

The Ohio Oil & Gas Safety Council (OOGSC) is a not for profit organization organized in 2013 by the Ohio Oil & Gas Association (OOGA) in collaboration with the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH).

OOGSC provides regular high quality occupational safety training opportunities and safety resources for members. The meetings are typically scheduled as a breakfast meeting held on the second Wednesday of each month. The OOGSC promotes an industry culture of health and safety awareness and environmental stewardship with the explicit intent of a continuous reduction of occurrences and severity of workplace injuries.

Membership with OOGA is not required to be member of the Council.  Employers who pay premiums or administrative fees to the Ohio BWC may be eligible to earn a  2 to 4% rebate on their workers’ compensation premium for active participation in the safety council.  Membership in the safety council is open throughout the year to all companies, however to realize any discount eligibility opportunities, companies must join and renew prior to July 31st to qualify for the current year. 

The first meeting of the OOGSC was on Monday morning, August 5th, at the Zanesville Country Club to open the OOGA Summer Meeting (meeting registration is not required to attend the OOGSC presentation).

The Annual Membership Fee is $120 per company and reserves one seat (and meal) at each monthly meeting. Additional attendees from member companies are encouraged to attend, however they may be charged a nominal fee to cover the cost of the venue and meal at the event.

Additional information on the OBWC Safety Council Program and discounts can be found on their website: OhioBWC

A dedicated Ohio Oil & Gas Safety Council website is in development and will be live soon.

Initial Meetings Calendar:

Mon 8/5/13 9:00am OOGA Summer Meeting Ohio BWC Requirements and the Role of Safety Council Mark McCarthy, Poling Law
Wed 9/11/13 7:30am Cambridge Country Club Ohio BWC Safety Resources Sarah Ghezzi, OhioBWC
Wed 10/9/13 7:30am Cambridge Country Club Driver Awareness: Safety and Fatigue Ryan Best, ARG
Wed 11/13/13 7:30am Cambridge Country Club Managing Safety in a Growing Business Brad Hunt, RiskControl360
W/R 12/5-6/13 Oilfield Expo, IX Center  OOGSC Safety Congress at the Expo
Wed 1/8/14 7:30am Francis Family Restaurant

Cambridge, OH

Health and Safety Concerns for Cold Weather Operations Charlie Dixon, OOGEEP
Wed 2/12/14 7:30am Cambridge Country Club BWC Update including money saving programs Jim Blazer, OhioBWC
Wed 3/12/14 7:30am Cambridge Country Club OGPUPS and OUPS: Underground Pipeline Safety Brian Hickman, OOGA and OUPS
March 25-27 Greater Columbus Convention Center Ohio Safety Congress and Expo OOGSC Exhibiting
Wed 4/9/14 7:30am Cambridge Country Club H2S and 4 Gas Monitoring Gary O’Brien, O’Brien’s
 Wed 5/14/14  7:30am  Cambridge Country Club  TARP – How to Manage a Protest of Attack Upon Your Facility AIG
 Wed 6/11/14 7:30am  Cambridge Country Club Heat Stress Control
 Wed 7/9/14  7:30am  Cambridge Country Club  Vapor Recovery and the Handling of Condensate  Charlie Dixon, OOGEEP
 Wed 8/13/14  7:30am  Cambridge Country Club
 Wed 9/10/14  7:30am  Cambridge Country Club

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Hickman.

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