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Safety Featured Stories:

    • Arctic 25 – The Solution to Hypothermia

      by Tina Olivero

      On Sunday, February 14th, 1981, The Ocean Ranger platform located of the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador was hit by a rogue wave during a winter storm. The impact of the wave caused a porthole to break resulting in the oil rig taking on water. As a result of flooding, the platform sank, disappearing from […]

    • Diligence is Due – Ensuring a Safe Work Environment

      by Peter Shea

      Safety of the workplace is by necessity front of mind in the oil and gas industry. With a challenging production environment, accidents can have catastrophic consequences. For years, more and more employers have been developing robust safety programs, with safety culture leading the way as the first organizational priority. Even when the utmost care is taken, accidents do happen. Should an incident occur that results […]

    • The Future of Our Safety Industry

      by Maggie Hynes

      Video games are a favourite past-time for many. Maybe you too have found yourself with a controller in hand, sitting for countless hours as you manoeuvred through difficult challenges to come out unharmed and on top. So to appeal to the gamer in many of you, companies are now designing futuristic oil rigs that function, believe it or not, like a […]

    • 15 Million Person Hours Incident Free At Hebron Mega Project

      by Amanda Hookey

      In the Oil Gas industry, many factors can contribute to employee injury; however, prevention can be achieved. Preventative measures include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safety training, simulation training, and proper evacuation plans. Preventative measures can and will result in saving lives, reducing injury, and minimizing associated risk in the oil patch. Listed below are safety […]

    • Pipeworx Implements WHMIS 2015 Far in Advance of Deadline

      by Alex Clark

      In February 2015, the Government of Canada promulgated WHMIS 2015, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, and decreed that companies have until December 1, 2018, to fully implement the new system. Not allowing any grass to grow under their feet, Pipeworx Ltd. has already nearly completed its WHMIS 2015 implementation, offering […]

    • Top Tech Tools for the Safety Professionals

      by Julie Mcfater

      Almost everyone has a smartphone or a tablet today (have you even seen an eight-year-old at a park these days?) For us “grown-ups,” as technology becomes more integrated with the workplace, smart and efficient professionals are always looking for ways to improve their productivity. It’s a joke in common culture to say, “Is there an […]

    • Online Safety Education – Part of the Technological Innovation Making Workplaces Safe

      by Glyn Jones

      As corporations attempt to move towards the goal of zero workplace incidents the limitation continues to be finding enough qualified safety professionals to provide the needed support.  In the last decade there has been a virtual explosion in university education programs offering occupational health and safety programs.  The number of new graduates is growing exponentially. […]

    • Step Change

      WorleyParsons Exposé

      With a renewed focus on contractor safety, WorleyParsons’ “Step Change” program takes a significant leap in realizing their vision of zero harm to people, assets and the environment. What is “Step Change?” After analyzing past safety performance, WorleyParsons found that the majority of field incidents did not involve their own employees. Rather, their performance data […]

    • May You Never Hear These Words—Ditching, Ditching, Ditching.

      by Tina Olivero

      Stopping into Starbucks at 6:50 in the morning is where I start to wake up. While at the drive through the first drops of a long awaited summer rain started to fall. I got my Chai Tea Latte and proceeded to head out over the highway for a survival adventure. I arrived at the Offshore […]

    • Belfor Safety Strategy

      Belfor Exposé

      Most service companies consider safety as the most important aspect in their company and BELFOR is no different. In fact, BELFOR has created a safety management program that not only protects their employees, but also helps boost employees’ confidence. It’s a simple philosophy really, employees realize they work for a company that cares deeply for their […]

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