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WFTR315 - Safety Management and Regulatory Awareness for Wellsite Supervision

This three-day course has been designed to ensure wellsite supervisors and prime contractors are aware of their responsibilities and roles with respect to health and safety at the wellsite. Key legislated rules and industry practices for Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan will be discussed and are summarized in an index with references so that the wellsite supervisor/prime contractor can research further details as needed.


Hours: 24 (Lecture Hours: 24)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Topics covered in this course are:
- Introduction to Regulations
- Responsibilities for Occupational Health & Safety
- Elements of the Petroleum Safety Council Basic Safety Program (BSP)
- Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Hazard (Risk) Control
- Inspections, Safe Work Permits, Statistics, and Record Keeping
- Incident Investigation
- Emergency Response Preparation
- Management and Leadership Skills
Appendix A Excerpts From Provincial Regulations (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Colombia)
Appendix B Glossary of Terms
Appendix C IRP Volume 7, March 2002
Appendix D The Prime Contractor. Alberta Workplace Health & Safety Bulletin, LI018 – October
Appendix E Due Diligence. Alberta Workplace Health and Safety Bulletin LI015 01/00
Appendix F CAODC Statistical Injury Report, 1990-2000. Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, May 2001
Appendix G CAODC Clothing Policy. Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Appendix H CAODC Working Alone Hazard Assessment. Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Appendix I PSC Alert
- Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls with SIPDE (#47 2001
- 911 Emergencies on Satellite Phones & Alert #5 2002, an update

- Just How Sleepy are You? (#32 – 2001)


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course students will:
- Discuss the responsibilities for health and safety legislation
- Discuss the health and safety program elements
- Discuss the supervisor's role
- Demonstrate hazard identification
- Demonstrate assessment and control
- Demonstrate inspections and incident investigations

- Demonstrate what their job is in the emergency response


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


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