NORA Oil and Gas Extraction Council
The Oil and Gas Extraction sector comprised over 400,000 paid workers in 2010. These workers face many occupational risks such as motor vehicle crashes, contact with tools and equipment, fire and explosions, exposure to chemicals, and shift work. NIOSH recently began a program of work in this sector and formed a Council in 2008.
A goal of the NORA Oil & Gas Extraction Council is to identify the most salient needs of this diverse sector. We seek to facilitate the most important research, understand the most effective intervention strategies, and learn how to implement those strategies to achieve sustained improvements in workplace practice.
Join the Council as a Corresponding Member to keep informed of activities, provide input on issues to be discussed, and review draft documents. Some Corresponding Members may be asked to join workgroups on specific topics or to join as Members when openings arise. Contact the Sector Coordinator with any question or comment or to volunteer.
Information is available about the NIOSH Oil and Gas Extraction Program, which facilitates the work of the Council.
NORA Oil and Gas Extraction Council Resources:
- Page last reviewed: August 13, 2013
- Page last updated: December 5, 2014
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director