Oil and Gas Extraction Program

May 2016
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2016-129
Cover page for publication 2016-129

What are our priorities?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Oil and Gas Extraction Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia. The program focuses on these areas:

  • Preventing worker fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industry, with an emphasis on transportation and exposure to hydrocarbon gases and vapors.
  • Reducing respirable crystalline silica exposure, which can cause silicosis.

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