New year, new compliance requirements. Get a fully customized written program for ISN in 5 minutes.

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You asked for it, we delivered! After hundreds of you downloaded our free pandemic preparedness program for ISN, we figured we’d throw in another custom program covering the increasingly common driving safety requirement.

Fill out the form below to get a free driver safety program emailed to you — fully customized with your company’s information & compatible with ISN’s 2020 requirements.

The document should arrive within 5 minutes & will be sent to you in both a .PDF and .DOCX format so that you can make additional changes if desired.

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You‘re already dealing with enough stress from COVID-19. Take this item off your to-do list & get a fully customized written program for ISN in 5 minutes.

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It’s freebie time! No strings attached.

Fill out the form below to get a free pandemic preparedness program emailed to you—fully customized with your company’s information & compatible with ISN’s 2020 requirements.

The document should arrive within 5 minutes & will be sent to you in both a .PDF and .DOCX format so that you can make additional changes if desired.

If the form below doesn’t show up in your browser below, click here. And if you have any issues getting the program to properly deliver in your inbox, don’t hesitate to send us an email at hello@cookcompliance.co.

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How oilfield service providers can hold onto hope & take strategic action in 2020—even off the heels of a brutal Q1.

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Dear clients,

It’s been a challenging couple of weeks.

In a one-two punch, COVID-19 & the Saudi-Russian price war have delivered a stinging blow to our industry, leaving many of us winded. The ink on our annual budgets has barely dried, but suddenly those ambitious 2020 drilling schedules are starting to look naively optimistic. Service providers are getting ready for a crunch. And their employees — who just last month had their pick of any “help wanted” sign in town — are starting to wonder whether they’ll still have jobs by this time next week.

I don’t know what’s coming…


Don’t wait until it’s too late. Check out these recommendations.

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Hindsight is 20/20. That’s what one of my clients learned a few years back after a nasty vehicle accident shattered her employee’s ankle.

The accident itself was no joke, but at least the math added up: North Dakota blizzard + driver = crash. What she didn’t understand was why their company’s LWD (Lost Work Day rate) had gone from zero to 60—literally—by summer.

“We did everything right,” she groaned over the phone when she realized her company was now considered high-risk. “Thirty years without an incident, then one guy gets hurt. And we took great care of him. …


Quit inviting contractors to play box-checking games, & start scouting for the real all-stars.

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On my first day working in oilfield safety, I learned a new word. The gentleman training me let it slip while showing me his filing systems: “We put every insurance certificate in this folder,” he said, “just for a little extra CYA.”

CYA? I googled it, not wanting to look inexperienced. It’s not often that you hear someone blatantly admit that oilfield compliance is a “cover your ass” sport, but the comment perfectly foreshadowed the job I had ahead of me. I was there to protect oil producers from liability.

This is not a hit piece on oil & gas…


Find out why your experience modifier rating took a tumble.

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See also: Alphabet soup: Decoding safety jargon

Your ISN & PEC status had been middling for a year, & compliance professionals told you it was because of something called an EMR. EMRs can only improve with time, they explained, so there was nothing you could do but wait & continue to keep your employees safe on the job. But when your insurance company sent over this year’s new EMR certificate — & you hoped this would finally give your company the boost it needed to get back up to a preferred status with clients — you found out your latest…


Because what the hell is a TRIR anyway?

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After working in oilfield safety for a few years & noticing the absurd number of acronyms we were expected to commit to memory, I decided to start jotting them down as I came across them just to see how quickly they’d stack up. Within 3 days—& mind you, I wasn’t going out of my way to do this—I’d collected almost 200.

Holy cow, right? Safety consultants practically have to be bilingual. But since Google Translate doesn’t yet recognize oil & gas as a legitimate dialect, it’s easy to get stuck chin in hand every time someone throws us an initialism…


These 4 common errors with OSHA forms get contractors in trouble with ISN & PEC.

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See also: So you need help with OSHA forms? The ABCs of reporting

Don’t overcomplicate this. I know you’re frustrated by the rejection of your OSHA paperwork, but take a deep breath & grab some coffee—we can troubleshoot.

In our last post, we talked about which OSHA form(s) your company needs, how to decode the lingo, & what to do when you’re done. Now, let’s talk about why your contractor management system (ISN, PEC, etc.) might have rejected your form.

1. Your company officer dated their signature wrong—hello, new year!

We’ve all made this mistake: We get used to signing documents with the last year’s date, & there’s a bit…


Knowing the answers to these 3 questions will give you peace of mind about OSHA reporting.

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See also: Why was my OSHA form rejected by ISN/PEC?

Riding high on Christmas spirit & New Years determination, it’s probably only after January 10th or so that you’ll remember that there’s another annual tradition coming: the scramble to complete your company’s OSHA forms.

You groan. Another document to sign, another bunch of boxes to check. And since this one is a direct requirement of the federal government, kicking it over to your admin assistant might not be the best idea.

Luckily, they’re not that complicated. OSHA reporting comes down to:

  • Knowing which OSHA form(s) to use.
  • Understanding the incident…

That Safety Chick 🚨

Alma’s job is to make compliance not suck. Her firm, Cook Compliance Solutions, serves oil & gas contractors across the country.

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