ASN Charter


Appalachian Steps Network




Vision Statement:               “Incident-Free Operations”



Objective:                             The Appalachian Service, Transmission, Exploration, Production Safety Network, commonly known as Appalachian STEPS Network (ASN), promotes safety, health and environmental improvement in the exploration and production of oil and gas in West Virginia.  ASN fosters a work environment that relies upon open communication and trust.



Scope:                                   The Appalachian STEPS Network includes Operators and Contractors in the oil and gas exploration, production and product transmission industry as equally valued members.  The Appalachian STEPS Network encompasses the geographic region of West Virginia and welcomes participation and membership from our neighbors in Ohio, and Pennsylvania.



Methods:                              The Appalachian 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, including but not limited to: OSHA, IADC, API, EPA, WVDEP, and WVEMA.



Resources Required:        Member companies should designate representatives to participate in meetings, contributing knowledge, information and support.



Charter Approval:              This charter was presented and approved by a majority of members present at the March 8, 2012 Appalachian STEPS Network meeting.


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