Wyoming OSHA implements rules requiring flame resistant clothing near well bores

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is implementing rules that require flame-resistant clothing be worn by all workers, reports County 10.

Within 75 feet radius of a well bore, it will become obligatory for workers to wear flame-resistant clothing, following these rules. Furthermore, a rule will be implemented that mandates emergency shut-down devices on all diesel engines used on a drilling rig. The rules were proposed by the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Commission and are posted on the Secretary of State’s online database. The rules incorporate recommendations from a broad range of stakeholders and considered public comments received during a public hearing in October and input received over a 90-day public comment period. Read more