Contractor Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry Can Make or Break You

Webinar On-Demand
Provided by ISHN
Presented by Phil La Duke

Learning Objectives:

  1. Cite five warning signs that your oil and gas industry contractor may not be able to provide appropriate industry-specific safety training to their staff.
  2. Identify ways to help your contractor understand and reinforce your expectations for their staff while on your oil and gas sites, on or off shore.
  3. Discuss ways to ensure the contractor’s culture aligns with your company’s oil and gas safety culture.
  4. Assist contractors and subcontractors with performing safely in the oil and gas industry’s high-risk environment without putting an undue burden on them.


As an IACET Accredited Provider, BNP Media offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
This course can be self-reported for contact hours to ABiH/BGC.
Course may qualify for BCSP recertification points.
This course may qualify to be self-reported to ICCP for professional development credits toward CBIP recertification.

Too often we take it for granted in the oil and gas industry that the contractors we depend on every day are competent, skilled, experienced professionals in this dangerous, high-risk field. In fact, many oil and gas operators hire firms to separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff, but sometimes even this fails to avert disasters.

Phil LaDuke

Phil La Duke is a principal consultant of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) a London, England-based global company that is the world’s leading sustainability consultancy; he works primarily in worker safety. He has 28 years of experience in the fields of worker safety, organizational development, process improvement, cultural change implementation, and training. La Duke frequently guest lectures at universities throughout the US. While La Duke was the lead researcher for ERM’s groundbreaking Global Safety Survey, he is far from an academic or theoretician; he has worked in safety at all levels from the shop floor, oil field, and mine floor to the executive suite. His book I Know My Shoes Are Untied, Mind Your Own Business: An Iconoclast's View of Safety was published in 2018.