Happy Mardi Gras 2017


Happy Mardi Gras from all of us at PEC Safety!

In recognition of the Mardi Gras holiday our office will be closed Tuesday, February 28, 2017. We will return to normal business hours beginning Wednesday, February 29, 2017.

We Hope you have a safe Mardi Gras!

NDSC’s 44th Annual Safety & Health Conference 2017

PEC Safety is excited to be exhibiting at the region’s largest, most innovative safety event in North Dakota, NDSC’s 44th Annual Safety & Health Conference. James O’Dwyer – Business Development: Colorado Operations will be exhibiting at PEC’s booth #413. James will also be hosting the NDSC session:

A13 ANSI Z390.1 Standard 2016 Revision on Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Programs
February 21, 2017 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Last revised in 2010, this performance standard will change the face of H2S Training Program development, content, and delivery for in house and commercial training. A remarkable topic related to ongoing atmospheric hazards in all industries that remain a potential root cause element in atmospheric related fatalities.

Make sure you attend this session to obtain key information regarding the new hydrogen sulfide training standard. Stop by the PEC booth afterwards to learn more about how the PEC H2S Clear training program is the only course currently designed to meet the emerging ANSI Z391 standard. Learn more about PEC H2S Clear here.

Click here to learn more about NDSC’s 44th Annual Safety & Health Conference.

NDSC’s 44th Annual Safety & Health Conference
February 20 – 23, 2017

Bismarck Event Center
315 South 5th Street
Bismarck, North Dakota

NAPE Summit 2017

NAPE Summit, held annually each February, is one of the largest networking events in Houston, TX for the upstream oil and gas industry. PEC Safety attends NAPE Summit each year in order to establish new connections and reconnect with those companies we have met over the years.

Colby Lane – CEO, Billy Lambertson – Director of Business Development, and Mallory Friend – Business Development: Texas Operations represented PEC Safety at NAPE Summit this year. See you at NAPE Summit 2018!

Learn more about NAPE Summit here.

NAPE Summit
February 15 – 17, 2017

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas  77010

Valentine’s Day 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at PEC Safety! Fall in love with safety, and get PEC training today. Find a PEC Authorized Instructor near you, click here.

Parsley Energy Implements PEC Safety

Parsley Energy Operations, LLC (Parsley Energy) over the past several years has experienced substantial grown and is currently operating several hundred wells throughout the Midland Basin. Founded in 2008, Parsley aims its continued growth of reserves, production, and cash flow by developing a liquid rich resource base –seeking to create a value for shareholders, employees, energy consumers, and the communities in which they work.

To aid in the continued growth at superior rates of return, Parsley has chosen to implement PEC Safety as part of its total contractor management system to help evaluate the safety performance and related qualifications of their contractors, sub-contractors, and service providers.

Contractor Information

Need to obtain the SafeLandUSA Orientation for compliance? Visit the PEC Instructor Map by clicking here to find an Instructor in your area!

Need help navigating PEC Safety’s systems or would like to review its features and benefits? PEC Safety’s Help Desk Department is available to host personal one-on-one webinars to show you how to navigate through your Standardized Safety Questionnaire (the SSQ) and Advanced Training Tracker, upload documents, and manage and maintain your employee’s training records.

Super Bowl LI

Are you ready for Super Bowl food and fun? Download the food safety awareness infographic to prepare yourself for Super Bowl LI! Here are a few interesting statistics we have discovered:

  • The average household will bring 17 people together on the day of the game, making it the most watched, most highly celebrated event of the year.
  • Millions of Americans mark Super Bowl Sunday with friends and family making it the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving.

Whether you are rooting for the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons…or just tuning in for the halftime show and commercials; make sure you are practicing food safety!

Groundhog Day 2017

Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter!

Here are some cold weather safety tips to keep you safe through these additional weeks of winter:

  • Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent you from losing body heat.
  • Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring your pets indoors.
  • Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains, or rugs.
  • Requires Supervision – Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Don’t catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
  • Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst.
  • The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage.
  • Knowledge is power. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

Safety Tips Provided by American Red Cross (www.redcross.org)

History of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day was first celebrated in 1887 Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Each year, thousands of people gather to see if Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, will see his shadow. Records dating back to 1887 show that Phil has now predicted longer winters 103 times, while forecasting an early spring just 18 times – including last year!


Flammable Liquids – February 2017 Safety Meeting

It is important that all workers involved in handling flammable liquids understand correct handling and storage requirements in order to eliminate dangers and prevent fires. Flammable Liquids, the February 2017 safety meeting topic, includes vital information regarding the storage and handling of flammable liquids.

Check out these safe work practices to help prevent the ignition of flammable liquids:

  • Keep flammable liquid storage areas free of open flames, hot work, smoking, and heat-producing devices
  • Use flammable liquid containers ONLY for their designated liquid – do NOT intermix containers
  • Keep flammable liquid containers closed when not in use
  • Always use the proper cap on containers – never use a rag in place of a lost cap  Only store compatible materials in the same room with flammable liquids

How can you receive the PEC Monthly Safety Meeting Package?

Through PEC Safety’s annual Verification Package or PEC Connect subscription, you have access to the PEC Safety Meeting Archives – a comprehensive archive containing over 60 safety meeting topics and materials. Click here to access the archive and view the 2017 topics.

If you are interested in receiving PEC’s monthly safety meetings and having access to our safety meeting archive, contact our PEC Connect Specialist at 985.801.4124, or purchase your annual PEC Connect subscription for only $250 here.

Did you know the average industry cost of monthly safety meetings is $250? For that price, you will not only receive PEC monthly safety meetings, developed by safety experts, but you will gain the ability to connect with world class owner clients, giving your company desired exposure to be discovered by the people that are hiring contractors like you!

What is PEC Connect?

PEC Connect – The Select Contractor Directory will give your company the added benefit of being discovered through PEC’s Standardized Safety Questionnaire (the SSQ) by our owner clients to be hired for work. The Select Contractor Directory empowers our owner clients to search this exclusive directory to view key pieces of information from your general questionnaire, streamlining the pre-qualification and hiring process, and giving your company desired exposure.

WildHorse Implements PEC Safety

WildHorse Resources Management Company, LLC (WildHorse) is an energy company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in Texas and Louisiana, primarily focusing on conventional development of the Cotton Valley, Bossier, Travis Peak/Hosston, Smackover and Woodbine Formations. WildHorse and its affiliated entities are aggressive buyers of producing properties and the company operates and develops its assets with a strong commitment to operational efficiency, safety and environmental stewardship. WildHorse owns interests in more than 1,600 wells and is one of the top 20 private producers of oil and gas in the United States (Oil and Gas Financial Journal).

To further their commitment to having incident free operations, achievable by working as a team with those contractors and employees who demonstrate sound safety management practices and implement good accident prevention programs, WildHorse has recently implemented PEC Safety as part of its total contractor management system.

Contractor/Sub-contractor Information

Need to obtain the SafeLandUSA Orientation for compliance? Visit the PEC Instructor Map by clicking here to find an Instructor in your area!

Contractor/Sub-contractor Information Meetings – Representatives from both PEC Safety and WildHorse will be hosting contractor information meetings on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in College Station, TX as well as Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Shreveport, LA. Click here to register today.

Need help navigating PEC Safety’s systems or would like to review its features and benefits? PEC Safety’s Help Desk Department is available to host personal one-on-one webinars to show you how to navigate through your Standardized Safety Questionnaire (the SSQ) and Advanced Training Tracker, upload documents, and manage and maintain your employee’s training records.

MSTQ Core – New Training Module

Midstream Training Qualifications (MSTQ): Core Training Requirements

Are you looking for an efficient way to meet the MSTQ Core Training Requirements or does your company work for Kinder Morgan or Colonial Pipeline? Good news – PEC Safety was chosen by these two companies to develop a training module, MSTQ Core, enabling your company to satisfy the requested training requirements. Click here to read more.

Obtaining the SafeLandUSA Orientation

Find an Authorized SafeLandUSA Instructor in Your Area – There are hundreds of Authorized SafeLandUSA Instructors across the country, including the areas where participating MSTQ members operate. All PEC Basic Orientation and PEC Core Compliance Instructors are authorized to teach SafeLandUSA as well as the MSTQ Core module. Click the button below to find a SafeLandUSA Instructor in your area.

Become an Authorized SafeLandUSA Instructor – Train the Trainer courses are available for organizations that wish to have an In-house Authorized SafeLandUSA Instructor. This option would allow training to be conducted on your schedule and in your facility. To become and Authorized PEC Basic Orientation or PEC Core Compliance Instructor with the ability to teach SafeLandUSA as well as the MSTQ Core module, click the button below.

Get MSTQ Core Module – If you have previously completed SafeLandUSA in the last 365 days, utilize PEC Safety’s online eLearning/CBT Portal to complete the additional MSTQ Core module or utilize your preferred PEC SafeLandUSA Instructor. Access online MSTQ Core module by clicking the button below.