Oilfield Safety

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Casper, WY (AP):  Interest in a Wyoming energy industry safety conference is up sharply since 2009.  The Safety Summit and Exposition sponsored by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance takes place Wednesday in Casper.  The Casper Star-Tribune reports about 280 people pre-registered this year, more than double the attendance of the first conference two years ago.

Timothy Ryan, the state epidemiologist, will present an analysis of workplace incidents and fatalities.  Ryan was hired last year to gather and analyze data to see how Wyoming's high workplace fatality rate could be reduced.