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Safety Training Resources for Oil and Gas Industry Workers

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Free Downloadable DWC Safety Publications:

DVD Resources:

For DVDs related to oil and gas (extraction) worker safety, search the Resource Center's catalog under the following subjects:

  • Confined Space
  • Electrical Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Petroleum Industry Safety
  • Petroleum Drilling
  • Pipeline Safety
  • Propane Gas Safety
  • Tools - Safety
  • Weather Safety

Training Programs Available:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and First Aid for Gas & Oil Personnel
  • Bucket Truck Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Hand & Power Tools - Construction
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Oil and Gas Safety
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety (also available in Spanish)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Qualified Equipment Operator (in development)
  • Scaffold Safety
  • Trenching and Shoring

More information on training programs is available in the Training Program Descriptions publication or contact Workplace Safety at 512-804-4610 or

OSHA Resources:

OSHA: Oil and Gas Well Drilling, Servicing, and Storage Safety Training Topics

Other Resources:

NIOSH Program Portfolio: Oil and Gas Extraction Safety and Health Program

National STEPS Network (Association of Regional Exploration & Production Safety Networks)

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT): Be Safe. Drive Smart. campaign materials for driving safety in energy work zones

Assistance from Insurance Carriers:

If you have a workers' compensation policy in Texas, your insurance carrier is required to provide you with accident prevention services upon request at no cost, including surveys, consultations, recommendations, industrial hygiene/health services, claims history, accident analysis, and training. If you experience difficulties obtaining accident prevention services from your workers' compensation carrier, contact DWC at 1-800-687-7080 or

For more information, contact:

Last updated: 9/1/2017