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Feature: OSHA Update Industry Recognizes Importance of Worker SAFETY IN SILICA RULE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY'S HIGHEST PRIORITY IS FOR WORKER SAFETY, IPAA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT LEE FULLER REINFORCED AS THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) ISSUED ITS LONG-AWAITED FINAL RULE ON OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO CRYSTALLINE SILICA. i "It remains to be seen as to what, exactly, the long-term cost impact will be on America's oil and natural gas producers. The fact that OSHA did not convene a small business advocacy review panel for upstream oil and gas, as required by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, is troubling. The purpose of the panel is to examine costs, impacts, and possible alternatives to minimize the adverse impacts regulations can have on small businesses. Ideally, one of the results of such a review would be a better understanding of the cost impacts and potential job losses, which might result from today's rule. "IPAA has emphasized the critical role personal protective equipment plays in achieving our goal of eliminating worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The fact that consistent, widespread use of respirators as an effective primary line of defense is validated with today's rule, which allows the use of those respirators while industry continues to make the necessary investments into the research and development of effective, affordable engineering controls. "America's oil and natural gas producers consider worker safety to be the highest priority in their daily operations," Fuller said. "Industry's ongoing commitment to that principle is recognized within today's respirable crystalline silica rule." 22 IPAA ACCESS MAGAZINE Summer 2016 "America's oil and natural gas producers consider worker safety to be the highest priority in their daily operations. Industry's ongoing commitment to that principle is recognized within today's respirable crystalline silica rule." - IPAA Executive Vice President Lee Fuller Fuller goes on to point out the industry's commitment to working with OSHA on such matters. "IPAA remains committed to using the time we have been granted to continue working with OSHA and further our ongoing efforts to protect every worker within our industry." In February 2014, IPAA joined American Petroleum Institute (API) in submitting formal comments to the U.S. Department of Labor affirming that its rule will create profound detrimental economic consequences on companies large and small as they struggle to implement this burdensome rule. ●

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IPAA Access - Summer 2016

President's Message
Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists Sue EPA on Oil and Gas Waste Rules
Ensuring U.S. Offshore Energy Production is the Safest in the World
Largest Costs of Fossil Fuel Divestment has Nothing to do with Lost Returns
Industry Recognizes Importance of Worker Safety in Silica Rule
Infographic: Petroleum Products and You: Oil and Gas Materials Used in Hospitals to Save Lives
Congressional Call-Up
Wildcatters' Ball
Texas Wildcatters' Open
OGIS New York
Private Capital Conference
Strategic Planning Conference on Land Access and Environmental Issues
NAPE Summit
2016-17 MeetingsS & Events
Chairman's Club Thank You
New Members
Index of Advertisers
Advertiser.com

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