NORA Oil and Gas Extraction Council

Meetings

The NORA Oil and Gas Extraction Council meets twice per year. Workgroups meet more frequently during the year, usually by teleconference.

March 5-6, 2019 in Galveston, TX

March 5, 2019            9:00 am – 4:30 pm CT

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Meeting overview
  • The “State of Sand” Presentations and Panel Discussion
  • Welding Fumes
  • Reducing Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIF) Potential
  • Workgroups
    • Workgroup previews
    • Workgroups breakout
    • Workgroups report back in

March 6, 2019            9:00 am – 12:30 pm CT

  • NIOSH updates
  • API (host presentation)
  • Member updates
  • Planning for the next 12 months
  • Adjourn

February 28-March 1, 2018 in Denver, CO

February 28, 2018            8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Meeting overview
  • Fatal Incident update/Venting while loading
  • NIOSH updates
  • Workgroup updates – results of virtual meetings
    • Safety
    • Health
    • Cross-cutting
  • Working lunch in workgroups
  • Action Plan Presentations
    • Safety
    • Health
    • Cross-cutting
    • Next steps and future action plans
  • Dropped Object Prevention
  • Seatbelt use at H&P
  • Member updates
  • Adjourn

March 1, 2018                    9:00 am – 12:00 pm CT

  • Encana (host presentation)
  • Pressure Release – possible Alert and next steps
  • NIOSH Extractive Industries Workgroup
  • Planning for the next 12 months
  • Adjourn

September 18-19, 2018 in Houston, TX

September 18                    8:00 am – 4:30 pm CT

  • Welcome/introductions
  • Meeting Overview
  • How do we measure safety success?
  • Silica
  • Council champions, Agenda priority tracking
  • Workgroup refresh
    • Safety
    • Health
    • Cross-cutting
  • Workgroup reports and consensus building
    • Priority champions
    • Planned actions
    • Meeting preference
  • Member updates
  • Adjourn

September 19                    8:30 am – 12:00 pm CT

  • International Association of Drilling Contractors (host presentation)
  • NIOSH updates
    • Epidemiology and surveillance
    • Exposure assessment
    • Engineering
    • Communication
  • OSHA conference highlights and activities
  • Planning for the next 12 months
  • Adjourn

April 4-5, 2017 in Arlington, TX

April 4                   8:30 am – 5:00 pm CT

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Meeting overview
  • Epidemiology update
  • Leading indicators
  • Member updates
  • Workgroup discussions
  • Adjourn

April 5                   9:00 am – 12:00 pm CT

  • University of Texas, Arlington (host presentation)
  • Workgroup reports
  • NIOSH Updates

Adjourn

September 21-22, 2016 in Houston, TX

September 21                    8:30 am – 5:00 pm CT

Purpose: Celebrate the end of the 2nd decade of NORA, introduce the 3rd decade of NORA, and update our research priorities for the next decade.

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Meeting overview
  • Celebrate 2nd decade of NORA
  • NORA 3rd decade introduction
  • Council member priorities
  • Discuss research priorities for the Nation
  • Organize priorities
  • Breakout discussions
  • Reports from breakout groups
  • Adjourn

September 22                    8:30 am – 5:00 pm CT

Purpose: Share important information among the council members and their companies/organizations.

  • Review of day one
  • BP (host presentation)
  • Council member updates
  • OSHA update
  • NIOSH update
  • Tank hazards research and prevention update
  • Special topic: NIOSH Oil and Gas/Mining program collaboration
  • Planning for next 12 months
  • Small group discussions/workgroups meet
  • Adjourn
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