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Safety Featured Stories:

    • 20 Alberta Wildfires Still Blazing

      by Aaryn Lambert

      While gains have been made in Fort McMurray and other regions of Northeastern Alberta there still remains an extremely volatile emergency situation in the region. 

The Fort McMurray wildfire is estimated to cover 576,781 hectares in Alberta and about 3,200 hectares in Saskatchewan. As of May 27th, there were 20 active wildfires in Alberta, with […]

    • Larson Electronics: Explosion Proof 112 Watt LED Light

      by Tina Olivero

      May 2016 Larson Electronics, a global manufacturer in the field of innovative electronic products has come up with an 112 watt LED light which is not only industrial grade with its low power consumption and water resistance but fully explosion proof as well. Unit Specification The new product, named EPL-HB-11K-LED, is a Class 1 Division 2, […]

    • Simplifying Safety During Planned Shutdowns

      by Jeff Elliott

      Planned STOs (shutdowns, turnarounds and outages) are often scheduled for preventative maintenance and new equipment installation that must be performed to keep a plant running and in regulatory compliance.  To minimize production downtime, this work must be completed within a very tight time frame.  As such, STOs are often feats of engineering, planning and coordination […]

    • Well Control Group – Leading the World in Well Control Training

      by Tina Olivero

      On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) began and attracted global media attention. Following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a sea-floor oil gusher flowed for 87 […]

    • BELFOR Atlantic – It’s all about the people

      by Deanne Lee

      “The future depends on what you do today.” Mahatma Gandhi What makes a company really great, is the people. BELFOR Atlantic is a company rich in people with years of experience and contribution. The BELFOR Atlantic team holds a wealth of knowledge and solutions for property restoration and environmental remediation, for the Offshore Industry. “They […]

    • Keith Suddaby – President of Workrite Uniform Company

      by Kalysha Snow

      “Oil and gas drilling workers are looking for lighter-weight, more comfortable flame-resistant (FR) garments that also look great and meet the industry standard” says Keith Suddaby, “The conditions these workers face in their daily work environments create a need for clothing that remains comfortable in extremely hot or cold weather and that allows them the […]

    • Orkin Canada: Bed Bug Sniffers!

      by Amanda Hookey

      Keeping people safe on the job is not just about machinery and industrial methodologies. It’s also about hygienic working and living conditions. For the most part, we are unaware of the unseen bugs and parasites that plague our environment. But that’s changing. Bed bugs. Just uttering the words makes your skin crawl and makes you never […]

    • Surviving a Brain Injury

      by Amanda Hookey

      Brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Traumatic brain injury interferes with how the neurological (nervous system) functions work. When nerves in the brain are damaged they can no longer send messages to complete bodily functions like movement and speech in normal ways. Damage to nerves change the behaviours and personality traits of people […]

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