SAFETY FIRST! OSHA 5810 SAFETY TRAINING FOR THE STUDENTS

OSHA 5810 HAZARDS RECOGNITION AND STANDARDS FOR ON SHORE OIL
AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION


Safety first! This is this the most common words we normally see in almost all
workplaces such as construction sites, production companies, offices, schools, and even
in our very own home. That is why safety is very important and it is the very first thing
being considered before any activities. The importance of a safety training were
enormously reiterated by safety training institutes because a serious workplace injury or
even small as it is, can change the lives of people, their job, including their families lives
as well. Human injury and suffering is vast but through effective safety trainings, it can
be controlled.
The safety training program conducted at THIEP (Technical Higher Institute for
Engineering and Petroleum) started 26th of December until 29th of December 2016, 4
intensive days which was attended by 45 students of Civil, Oil and Gas, and NDT. The
safety training was hazards recognition and standards for on shore oil and gas exploration
and production (OSHA 5810) which was supervised by Rocky Mountain Education Center
(RMEC) thru Institute for Workforce Education in KSA (IWEKSA). The training was
conducted by Engr. Fredel De Vera, safety trainer of THIEP.
After the completion of the course, the students were assessed thru a written
examination if they were knowledgeable and competent on hazards recognition and safe
work practices. Successful candidates will be given a certificate and an ID card by Rocky
Mountain Education Center from USA.
The modules discussed during the training were the following:
MODULE 1 INTRODUCTION TO OSHA AND HAZARD RECOGNITION DAY 1
MODULE 2 Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
MODULE 3 HAZARD RECOGNITION
MODULE 4 HAZARD COMMUNICATION
MODULE 5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
MODULE 6 EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS (EAP)
MODULE 7 FIRE PROTECTION PREVENTION DAY 2
MODULE 8 CONTROL OF HAZARDS
MODULE 9 ELECTRICAL HAZARDS
MODULE 10 MACHINE GUARDS
MODULE 11 LIFT MATERIALS HANDLING
MODULE 12 WALKING ON SURFACES
MODULE 13 FALL PROTECTION SYSTEM DAY 3
MODULE 14 CONFINED SPACE
MODULE 15 EXCAVATIONS
MODULE 16 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
MODULE 17 MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION
MODULE 18 WRAP UP
EXAM DAY 4
Occupational safety and health training remains an essential element in workplace
hazard control programs. As training objectives, recognition of job hazards, learning safe
work practices and appreciating other preventive measures are expected to contribute to
the goal of reducing occupational risk of injury and even diseases. The training was aimed
at giving trainees the information and skills enabling them to participate in hazard
recognition and control activities; to help identify/solve problems through teamwork
active discussions.
The program offers teaching to form and widen trainee skills in hazard recognition
and problem-solving skills of each trainees. Emphasis, however, is on hazard recognition
and ensuring their rights to an illness-and injury-free workplace which are not common
knowledge among workers. The above type of training promotes learning basic forms of
protection to known hazards, identification through instruction aimed at enhancing their
awareness of potential problems and then learning how to make it all happen in their
workplaces.

Fundamentals of the Program


Safety training programs involve instruction in prevention of work related injury
and illness through in depth discussions of the modules and active knowledge of
emergency procedures; personal hygiene measures; needs for medical monitoring; and
use of personal protective equipment until engineering controls can be implemented,
which aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the training for controlling workplace
hazards.
The program includes teaching awareness of workplace hazards; knowledge of
methods of hazard elimination or control; understanding right-to-know laws and ways for
collecting information on workplace hazards; recognizing symptoms of toxic exposures;
and observing and reporting hazards or potential hazards to appropriate bodies.