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Medical marijuana law may upend workplace policy

June 14, 2018   The use of medical marijuana could be legal as soon as October if Oklahoma voters approve State Question 788, scheduled for a June 26 vote.
“788, if passed, will have a pretty dramatic impact on the way we conduct drug testing in the workplace,” according to Adam W. Childers, director and shareholder at Crowe & Dunlevy, and co-chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice group.

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Oil, gas industry expansion strengthens state

June 13, 2018   Continued expansion of the oil and natural gas industry is leading to a stronger state economy, the economist who compiles the Oklahoma Energy Index said this month.
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Oil and Gas Roundup — May 31

May 31, 2018   
A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
Carbon dioxide emissions drop from U.S. power sector
How a handful of wealthy foundations control the anti-fossil fuel agenda and escape scrutiny
Australian officials head to U.S. to learn about hydraulic fracturing
Canada to buy Kinder Morgan oil pipeline in bid to save project

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OIPA Special Seminar: Preparing Oklahoma's Oil and Gas Industry for SQ788: Medical Marijuana

Jun 19, 2018 - 9-11 a.m.   On June 26, Oklahomans will take to the polls to vote on State Question 788 and decide the use of medicinal marijuana. Should SQ 788 pass, every employer in the Oklahoma oil and natural gas industry will face a host of new labor, employment, health and safety challenges. The OIPA and experts from McAfee & Taft law firm, The Bramlett Agency and OSHA will address these challenges from both legal, insurance and regulatory perspectives. To learn more about this program and RSVP for this free event, please contact Phil Browder at pbrowder@oipa.com. Seating is limited, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
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SafeLandUSA at the OIPA

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   SafeLandUSA orientations are designed specifically to meet the safety training needs of the U.S. onshore E&P industry,
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Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   With an emphasis on hands-on learning, the OIPA’s Red Cross Certification course gives participants the skills needed to save a life. The course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies.
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