SafeLand Mission Statement

Our mission is to guide accrediting bodies on standardized HSE educational programs for the North American Energy Industry. Our organization provides modern, interactive education and training programs that utilize the latest advancements in Adult Learning Principles. We are steadfastly committed to promoting safety best practices, reducing worksite injuries, and eliminating accidental deaths through education.

SafeLand Inc – Organization

There are 3 levels of organization that are integral to the success of SafeLand Inc. Described below is the organization, responsibilities, and relationships between the SafeLand Advisory Group, Accrediting Organizations, and Training Providers.

SafeLand Inc Advisory Group

The SafeLand Inc Advisory Group is a volunteer organization, comprised of voting and advising members of the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry. This organization acts as an oversight committee, and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Syllabus Development, Accreditation Review/Endorsement, SafeLandUSA Industry Expansion.

For more information on the SafeLand Inc Advisory Group, please e-mail:

Accrediting Organizations

In order to provide a consistent orientation for the onshore oil and gas industry, SafeLand Inc has developed a method of accrediting safety orientation programs to ensure minimum requirements are satisfied. These organizations (Accrediting Organization) endorsed by the SLAG are responsible for ensuring that the Training Providers delivering their organizations training comply with the aforementioned requirements.

For more information on becoming a SafeLandUSA Accrediting Organization, please e-mail:


Energy Training Council

Board of Directors

Zack Mangum

Continental Resources

Tara Porter

Energy Training Council

Olivia McNamara

Southwestern Energy

Josh Ortega


Bill Walker

Batallion Oil



Training Providers

Training Provider work under the endorsement of an Accrediting Organization. Therefore, it is required that all training providers deliver an accredited orientation from an Accrediting Organization endorsed by SafeLandUSA.

Training Providers may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Contractors (In-house Programs)
  • Service Companies
  • Third Party Training Organizations
  • Technical Schools
  • Safety Councils

SafeLand Inc

Formed as an industry-led non-profit organization in 2020, SafeLandUSA traces its origins to 2005 when a group of volunteers came together to create the industry’s gold standard orientation program. SafeLand Inc. continues today as a non-profit led by industry members comprising major and independent operating companies, contractors, industry associations, and educators with the shared purpose of promoting a standardized safety orientation for workers in the US Onshore Oil and Gas industry. To date, over 1.5 million workers have completed SafeLand orientations and over 180 oil and gas companies require SafeLandUSA orientation to help ensure worker safety.