Wyoming OSHA implements rules requiring flame resistant clothing near well bores & shut-offs for diesel drilling rigs

Workforce services(Cheyenne, Wyo.)  – 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 within 75 feet radius of a well bore and a rule 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. The rules 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.

For more information about DWS’s OSHA division and services such as the Wyoming Safety Fund or the longstanding OSHA safety consultation program, call (307) 777-7786.