Oil and Gas Extraction Program

Banner image shows various job tasks within the Oil & Gas extraction field including, trucking, sand fracking, oil derrick work and manual tank gauging. Images taken by NIOSH.

The Oil and Gas Extraction Program provides leadership to control or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in the oil and gas extraction industry — a workforce critical to the energy infrastructure of the nation. This includes establishments engaged in operating and/or developing onshore oil and gas fields, sometimes referred to as exploration and production or upstream oil and gas. The Oil and Gas Extraction Program works with partners in industry, other government agencies, academia, trade associations, professional organizations, and labor to address the leading causes of work-related injury, illness and fatality to improve the health and well-being of oil and gas extraction workers.

Page last reviewed: November 30, 2018