HOUSTON – Atlas and OPITO have developed the International Minimum Industry Safety Training (IMIST) system, an online global standardized e-learning program. The IMIST program is designed to ensure that oil and gas industry workers have the appropriate training, skills, and competency to understand, avoid, and minimize hazards and risks.
The course, now available in four languages, assesses basic safety knowledge in nine subject areas including risk assessment, asset integrity, the use of hazardous substances, and working at height and mechanical lifting.
John Rowley, CEO of Atlas said: “A global standard provides companies with the assurance they need that the people they have working for them, whether directly or via contractor, meet the same basic level of safety and competency to avoid risk.”
Over the next two years, IMIST online will be available in 30 countries including Abu Dhabi, Iraq, Malaysia, and the US. Since 2009, OPITO and Atlas have trained more than 50,000 workers in the UK continental shelf to the MIST UK standard.