Richard C. Brown

Travis Peak Resources


William Burket

Range Resources

National STEPS Network

Brief History: The original South Texas Exploration and Production Safety (STEPS) Network was formed in South Texas in October, 2003 in response to the OSHA Corpus Christi Area Office reaching out to the Oil and Gas Exploration and Production industry in an attempt to reduce injuries and fatalities. In 2004, an alliance was signed between the STEPS Network, Texas Worker’s Comp. Commission and OSHA.

In 2006, OSHA Region VI Regional Administrator recognized the STEPS Network as a best practice and encouraged his Area Directors and industry leaders to expand the program. Today the STEPS Network has grown to eight independent organizations across the country with expansion continuing. The first national STEPS Network meeting was held in Houston, Texas in December 2008. An ad-hoc committee was formed consisting of officers and executive committee members from each network. A second national meeting was held in December, 2009.

For more information, go to nationalstepsnetwork.com home page and explore the networks, or contact them via e-mail.

Vision Statement: “Incident-Free Operations”

Objective: The National STEPS Network promotes safety, health and environmental improvement in the exploration and production of oil and gas in US onshore operations. The National STEPS Network fosters a work environment that relies upon open communication and trust.

Scope: The National STEPS Network includes Operators and Contractors in the Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Product Transmission industry as equally valued members. The STEPS Network encompasses the geographic region within the Continental United States.

Methods: The STEPS Network will:

  • Meet periodically to share and discuss safety, health and environmental incidents, best practices and related issues.
  • Establish focus groups to address specific issues.
  • Work with other organizations and associations, including but not limited to: OSHA, IADC, API, EPA., educational institutions and others interested in the advancement of worker health, safety, security and the environment.

Resources Required: Each member company's designated representatives will attend and participate in meetings, contributing knowledge, information and support.


STEPS of PA Network is currently run via an Ad-Hoc Committee for 2016 and is structured with a President, Secretary and an Executive Board consisting of representatives for all producers in the Marcellus region plus 2 representatives from the contractor community.

About STEPS of PA 

STEPS of PA network is a FREE network with valuable discussions on health, safety & environmental issues within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania (USA).