March 17, 2022

April Virtual Summit to Address Noise, Heat Stress in Oil and Gas Industry

An upcoming virtual summit organized by the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Oil and Gas Extraction Council will focus on addressing occupational exposures to noise and heat stress in the upstream oil and gas industry. Other topics on the agenda include ototoxic exposures, hearing protection devices, and personal protective equipment. Planned speakers from OSHA—including AIHA members Gary Orr and Stephen Schayer—intend to cover regulatory updates related to noise and heat stress. Other presenters currently scheduled to speak include NIOSH Director John Howard, AIHA Secretary Bradley King of the NORA Oil and Gas Extraction Sector Council, speakers from NIOSH’s Small Business Assistance Program and Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, and Derek Sang, who has presented several Synergist Webinars on protective clothing topics.

NORA is hosting the free event in conjunction with the Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, which is a NIOSH Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health. The virtual summit will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. ET on April 6 and 7.

Further information about this event can be found on the NORA Oil and Gas Extraction Council meetings page, and individuals interested in attending can register via Zoom. According to the registration page, certificates of attendance will be provided for attendees to submit for continuing education credits for certifications such as the CIH and CSP.