WFTR302 - Petroleum Safety Training

The Petroleum Industry Training Service has designed and produced this safety training program for workers in the petroleum industry. This comprehensive program includes a WHMIS certificate as well as specialized lessons in four sectors of the oil industry. Learners need only take one of the optional lessons which pertains to their sector. The lessons are CD-Rom self-study packages. Petroleum Safety Training meets all of the requirements of IRP Vol. 16 - Basic Industry Safety Orientation.


Hours: 5 (Seminars/Tutorials: 5)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Standard Lessons:
- Regulations
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Hazard Recognition & Control
- Common Workplace Hazards & Control
- Oil & Gas Industry Hazards & Control
- Gas Hazards & Control Measures
- Work Procedures
- Safety Communications
Industry Specific Optional Lessons:
- Exploration Hazards & Control
- Rig Hazards & Control
- Oilfield Trucking Hazards & Control

- Production & Plant Hazards & Control


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion student will be able to:
- Identify roles and responsibilities of Occupational Safety and Health in the construction workplace
- Define environmental responsibilities
- Identify WHMIS labels and symbols, use material safety data sheets
- Define Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and its purpose
- Identify when and how to use basic PPE items
- Define specialized PPE
- Identify the importance of recognizing hazards
- Define types of hazards
- Evaluate hazards
- Identify common workplace hazards (vehicles, lifting, hand tools and equipment, fire, housekeeping)
- Identify Oil and Gas Industry hazards (rotating equipment, pipe handling and hoisting, winching/towing, valves, utilities and pipelines)
- Identify gas hazards
- Define control measures relating to gas hazards
- Identify safe work procedures for ladders/scaffolds
- Identify safe work procedures for trenching
- Identify safe work procedures for lockout
- Identify safe work procedures for safe work permits
- Define safety communication techniques

- Define safety meetings and reporting


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 70% per quiz


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:

Students must pass all 10 interactive quizzes (nine standard, plus one industry specific), to receive certification. Certificate issued by PITS.


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.