OSHA Puts Shale Industry Under the Compliance Microscope

Listen up Marcellus and Utica Shale industry and beyond–anyone whose company has a NAICS classification code of 211111, 213111 and 213112 (Crude petroleum and natural gas extraction; Drilling oil and gas wells; Support activities for oil and gas operations). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has its eye on you. The legal beagles at the Vorys law firm–with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, DC and Texas–have issued a “client alert” to let shale industry companies know that OSHA is about to put you under a microscope. If you get tagged as a “severe violator,” which only takes “two or more willful or repeated violations or failure-to-abate notices,” you can expect all of your operations to undergo an OSHA anal exam…

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