The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA) has launched a mobile app designed to provide necessary safety information to Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry workers, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.
Available on the Apple App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play store for Android users, the OIPA QuickGuide Health and Safety Field Reference provides access to 30 safety and risk management topics. After the app is downloaded, the information can be accessed without an internet connection, a must-have for oilfield workers in remote areas of the state.
“Keeping Oklahoma workers safe is our priority,” said Plaster and Wald Consulting’s Geree Wald, who serves as the chairman of the OIPA Safety Committee. “By providing oil and natural gas industry workers instant access to health and safety best practices, we’re giving them the tools to do their job safely and effectively.”
The app follows the creation of the 2014 QuickGuide Field Reference manual, which offered oilfield workers 147 pages of easily accessible safety information. The mobile app provides the same information electronically and is available to users free of charge thanks to the support of sponsors INSURICA, WellCaddie and BITCO Insurance Companies.
The app is a product of the OIPA and its SAFE Program, which also offers safety training programs designed to equip Oklahoma’s energy industry with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to build and maintain safety-minded cultures.
“The SAFE Program continues the OIPA’s legacy of advocacy for the industry and gives our members and their employees access to safety trainings they may not have had the means to access before,” said Phil Browder, safety and membership benefits manager for the OIPA.