Guest Blog

A Look Back at the 2017 Legislative Session

By Jim Cole and Garin Vorthman, Colorado Legislative Services As we look back at the 2017 legislative session, it is important to consider both the societal and legislative pressures that guided this year’s bill-making season. The Dakota Access Pipeline Issue, the tragic events in Firestone and Mead, all put focus on the safety and regulation… Read more »

My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper By Carrie Jordan, President, DJ Basin Safety Council It happens on every job site at some point – the time crunch, the tasks that did not go as smoothly as was planned, the weather that did not cooperate, the scheduling conflicts or materials delivery that was delayed. When all of these inevitable… Read more »

Five Ways the Oil and Gas Industry Promotes a Strong Safety Culture

By Carrie Jordan, President, DJ Basin Safety Council I work as a safety consultant in many industries, including oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, trucking, and underground utilities. Working with many different industries I get to engage in different safety cultures. I see a widespread willingness to ensure safety, provide training and equipment in the oil… Read more »

Building a Successful Safety Culture

Building a Successful Safety Culture David Stewart, Vice President, EHS & RC, and Government Relations, Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. Recently, a series of articles appeared in the Denver Post in regards to worker safety in the oil and gas industry.  These articles were not reflective of the Bonanza Creek Energy safety culture, nor are they… Read more »

DJ BASIN SAFETY COUNCIL – WHO WE ARE

DJ BASIN SAFETY COUNCIL  – WHO WE ARE The DJ Basin Safety Council is an organization that originally started to ensure accessible safety information and training to the subcontractors in the industry. Our members include oil and gas contractors, producers, safety consultants, community members, and many others who have an interest in the safety and… Read more »