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IADC offers accreditation for Health, Safety Environmental HSE Orientation Programs that meet the criteria established by the Associations Health, Safety Environment Committee. The key objective of RIG PASS is to provide new employees with a basic orientation of rig operations and safe work practices. Ideally, this should occur before the employee begins work at the rig. However, due to various logistical conditions in the drilling industry, this will not always be possible. Companies with in-house programs are encouraged to establish policies to ensure that their new employees complete the RIG PASS orientation as soon as it is practical.
This program includes an IADC accredited certificate.
General Safety Course
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Health and Hazards
Specialized Work Procedures
Personal Safety Responsibilities on the Rig
Platform Arrival Procedures and Environment Regulations
Shore Base Arrival
Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) Awareness
General Safety Course: In this module we cover the general safety principles, alcohol and drug policies, and many items that are prohibited while in the oil and gas production workplace. Personal conduct is also discussed as well as housekeeping and basic principles of land transportation. We also cover manual and power hand tool safety, walking and working surface safety, and how to report accidents and assist in the investigation of workplace accidents.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a necessity on an oil or gas rig. To familiarize workers with how and when PPE should be used, this module addresses employee and job-planning orientation concerning PPE. The policies, preferences, and how to ask for guidance in the use of PPE are also discussed in this module.
Health and Hazards: In this module we cover certain types of hazards that are present in the oil and gas production workplace, as well as the difficulties of transporting hazardous materials. We also cover general health and first aid, and the responsibilities of those in the workplace regarding industrial hygiene, bloodborne pathogens, and planning for emergencies.
Specialized Work Procedures: In this module we cover types of hazardous energy, lockout and tagout procedures, and different work permits. We also discuss employee’s responsibilities when working in confined spaces, at heights, and while hoisting or lifting objects.
Personal Safety Responsibilities on the Rig: In this module we discuss personal fire safety responsibilities and procedures when in the oil and gas production workplace. We also cover crane safety, manual material handling, and water safety and regulations.
Platform Arrival Procedures and Environment Regulations: Here, we discuss the policies and procedures for entering the rig environment. We also discuss environmental regulations concerning waste management, reporting waste, and marine debris policies while in the oil and gas production workplace.
Shore Base Arrival: In this module we go over the aspects of entering the rig environment, such as safe helicopter and boat transportation. We also discuss swing rope procedures and how to safely use personnel baskets.
Land Certification: In this module we cover the role of site workers, their personal protective equipment, and rescue procedures. We also discuss the hazards and safety regulations concerning pits, ponds, trenching, and shoring.
Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) Awareness: The Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) II final rule enhances the original SEMS rule, also known as the Workplace Safety Rule, which was issued by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) in October 2010. This module spreads awareness of the 17 elements of SEMS, and the new responsibilities required by SEMS for operators, contractors, and workers to ensure safe performance of offshore oil and gas activities.
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