Oil and Gas Extraction Program

June 2017
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-155
Cover of NIOSH numbered document 2017-155

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Oil and Gas Extraction Safety and Health Program works with partners in industry, trade associations, professional organizations, academia, and labor. The program focuses on preventing worker injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industry, with an emphasis on:

  • Reducing motor vehicle crashes;
  • Reducing exposure to respirable crystalline silica during hydraulic fracturing; and
  • Reducing hydrocarbon exposures during tank gauging operations.

Page last reviewed: June 6, 2017