Thursday, September 3, 2015

Comments on Oil & Gas Extraction Worker Survey Proposal

NIOSH is proposing a 3-year study to conduct a survey questionnaire of 500 land-based oil and gas extraction workers in three U.S. states (Texas, North Dakota and a state in the Appalachian Basin) to examine safety and health issues and concerns of those workers. Those who drive as a part of their work duties will be asked to complete an additional set of questions about their driving environment and behaviors.

The researcher aim is to determine on-duty and off-duty factors that contribute to motor vehicle crashes, injuries and illness among this classification of workers and to identify their other safety and health needs and concerns. The results will guide development of evidence-based and priority interventions and future research in the oil and gas extraction industry.

Written comments on the proposal must be received by Sept. 8, 2015 (reference Docket No. CDC-2015-0051). This can be done through the federal eRulemaking portal at or by mail addressed to Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE., MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30329.