The Safety Committee will make recommendations to the Commission regarding policies and procedures to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the region served by the Commission. Responsibilities will be assigned by the Commission and may include, without limitation, making recommendations for locations of wells and production facilities relative to schools, hospitals and other health care facilities, congested commercial areas and other public facilities; reviewing the effect of well and production facilities on the police, fire, dispatch and other public safety departments within the region; researching potential expansion of current safety regulations concerning traffic and roadways to limit transport of equipment; reviewing the State of Ohio's compliance withstandards and regulations for existing and future wells to protect the healthy, safety and welfare of its residents; and developing recommendations for best practices for the training of public safety officials to respond to accidents or other issues related to oil and gas well drilling and exploration.
Safety Committee Co-Chair, Chief Tom Robinson, presented the committee's final report to the Regional Commission on November 17, 2015. The report recommends fifteen actionable items for 2016. "To safeguard your community, the Regional Commission Safety...Read more