The Blue Bulletin

The Blue Bulletin

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT: A service rig and well site pumping unit sustained extensive damage when the rig was pulled over onto its side. The incident occurred when the driver of a tractor trailer picker unit drove over the service rig’s escape line and anchor. The driver’s side front hydraulic stabilizer ram snagged the 9/16 inch escape line. The anchor lodged between the truck’s rear passenger dual tires and mud flap. As the picker truck drove off location, the escape line pulled the rig over. WHAT CAUSED IT: The rig crew was in the process of shutting down operations for the day. The crew moved the crew truck that had been parked on the anchor. In addition, the rig lights had been turned off for the night. This practice is designed to prevent vandalism. The picker truck operator did not complete a job site hazard assessment upon arrival. Job site hazard assessments contain potential hazards and associated controls to prevent incidents. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS INCLUDED: The picker truck driver routinely reversed the unit out and away from the service rig. However, due to dark and foggy conditions, the driver decided to drive his unit forward and around the service rig. An inspection of the picker unit after the incident revealed that the outside lights on the four headlight system were malfunctioning. Only the inside high beam bulbs were working at the time of the incident.

Monday, December 21st, 2015
Onsite 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
National statistics indicate that backing collisions account for about one-quarter of all collisions. Of course, the growing number of rear-vision camera systems figures to decrease these incidents in the future, but backing vehicles will always carry its own set of risks. The following is a list of safety tips, provided by the Texas Department of Insurance, aimed at preventing backing collisions. ~Become familiar with the vehicle's blind spots. ~Think in advance. ~Park defensively. ~Perform a walk-around ~Know the clearances. ~Remember that every backing situation is new and different. ~Use a spotter. ~After the walk=around, do not delay.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Description of Incident: A snubbing crew rigged up on a producer location in Northern Alberta. Set-up operations were completed for the wellhead stabilizer, snubbing jack, catwalk, pipe racks, pumping unit and primary accumulator. The crew was in the process of installing the snubbing unit equalizer line and the pumping unit flow line. The snubbing unit operator was installing the equalizer crossover into the production casing valve. The casing valve handle was in what was assumed to be a fully closed position, and the downstream piping assembly was depressurized and removed. Upon removal, the snubbing operator noticed an ice build-up inside the casing valve. The snubbing operator sprayed methanol to attempt removal of the blockage, but was not successful. The snubbing operator then used a steel chisel to break up the blockage. At this time, the snubbing supervisor entered the well head area near the affected production casing valve. When the ice plug within the casing valve was removed, a high pressure flow of wellbore gas and fluid was released. The snubbing operator and crew evacuated the area and gathered at the safety meeting point. A head count revealed that the snubbing supervisor was not present and was still lying in the wellhead area near the crane outrigger. The crew retrieved the snubbing supervisor and controlled the well by fully closing the production casing valve. What Caused It:  Winter temperatures allowed fluid to freeze and form an ice plug within the production casing valve.  When the production casing valve was functioned to the close position, it only went six turns before it appeared to seat. The valve was not reopened or reclosed to confirm the starting position of the valve and whether the correct number of turns had been achieved to fully close the valve.  When the ice plug in the production casing was discovered, crew members failed to report the out-of-scope condition to the snubbing supervisor/well site supervisor.  The task was not suspended and nor was a pre-job hazard assessment completed prior to attempting removal of the ice plug.  Crew members failed to use proper tools or techniques to remove the ice plug from the valve. Corrective/Preventive Actions: Investigation provided the following recommendations:  Be extremely aware of potential for ice plug/hydrate build-up in piping systems, and the associated trapped pressure hazards.  When functioning gate-style valves, ensure the number of turns to open/close are known, and that the proper number of turns can be achieved to confirm the valve is closed.  Always assume that an ice plug within a piping system will contain trapped pressure.  When out-of-scope operations are encountered during routine tasks, STOP the task and report the condition. DO NOT PROCEED WITH THE TASK.  Always ensure that a site specific hazard assessment is completed to determine a safe course of action and the control measures required to mitigate the out-of-scope conditions.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
The Obama administration is one step closer to approving the pipeline.  Click here to read more  

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
OSHA Safety Stand Down We are excited that we have registered to participate in the National Safety Stand Down Annual Meeting taking place in Houston on the 14th of November.  Safety is our business and we take pride in our efforts to remove or limit the risk of injury to a potentially hazardous work environment. What is Safety Stand Down? Companies who know the value of safety training and comprehensive jobsite inspection, use a Safety Stand Down to stop all work and provide focused safety meetings on all their jobsites. This meeting provides effective communication of safety policies, goals and expectations through all levels of a team. For more information about the event click the link below. Stay Safe! On-Site Safety Inc.  

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Thank you to those of you who stopped by at the San Antonio Shale Enviro Safe Show.  If you missed it here are some photos from the event.



Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
ON-SITE SAFETY invites you to visit us at booth #111 along with 65+ leading suppliers on the Shale EnviroSafe exhibit floor. View the latest technologies. See cutting-edge solutions. With your expo only pass you can also attend the Regulatory Roundtable, held on the morning of Tuesday, October 15th. In this session you will hear from state and federal regulators about their agencies’ and their missions related to the oil and gas industry. Why Attend Shale EnviroSafe? • Collaborate with unconventional oil & gas experts working at shale plays across the develop solution-oriented approaches to important issues. • Hear true-life, real case histories • Network with industry leaders from the shale drilling & development community • See the latest EH&S technologies and services showcased on the exhibit floor. Visit for complete conference details, speakers, exhibitors and event schedule. If you would like to attend as one of our guests and would like to receive a complimentary pass to get into the show, please email me at and I would be happy to send you a pass. Look forward to seeing you there.  


OIL FILED SALES POSITION - PLEASANTON On-Site Safety is an independently owned oil and gas safety service company. We are currently looking for an Account Manager/Field Sales Rep to work out of our Pleasanton, TX facility. We are looking for a reliable and responsible individual that has the ability to work well both in a team environment as well as independently. If you are a self-starter with Oil and Gas sales experience and enjoy maintaining current customer relations as well as acquiring new customers then we want you. This position requires very good telephone, computer skills and the willingness to make daily sales calls. We are looking for a candidate that enjoys dealing with our current customers, and feels comfortable making face to face cold calls in the field. Pleasanton is an growing oil & gas area with many opportunities for expansion. Do you feel that you have the abilities to be an account manager? Are you motivated to make a difference? If so then submit your resume today. An oilfield sales background is required, as well as you must live in the Eagleford Shale area. This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual. This position offers a competitive salary, full benefits and an employee pension plan and more. If you are interested in this position please submit your resume by clicking here.

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Here are some photos from the Oil and Gas show. If you didn't get a chance to come out and see us at the show call us to set up a walk through of our equipment. Come and see why our equipment is the envy of the industry. Click on the Image to go to the Gallery img_4107