After renewing our Alliance in the early days for the first two years with Dale Cavanaugh he helped us approach California Department of Occupational Safety and Health. So for the second consecutive two years we had two alliances, the Fed’s and California.
Mr. Cavanaugh has been a great help to the ADSC through the last 10 years but at the change in legislation 8 years ago it became more difficult to obtain an alliance. Just by chance I found out that Dale was retiring in a couple of weeks and he pushed through the Alliance with Federal OSHA Region 9 for the West Coast Chapter. Without his help and our previous two way communications, I doubt that another alliance would have been formed.
For once, OSHA was our friend not our enemy. We have trained several Fed OSHA and CALOSHA employees in the past. The have sent personnel to the WCC Drill Rig Operator School in Sacramento. They have provided us with regulatory information. It was a two way street that we hope will continue into the future.
Submitted by Colin Perkins, Corporate Safety Director. Malcolm Drilling Company, San Francisco, CA