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Safety Featured Stories:

    • Knowing Where Everyone Is – At All Times

      SCAN~LINK Exposé

      Some might consider keeping tabs on everyone at all times as “micro-managing,” but, for those working in industrial fields, it is quickly becoming the missing link between catastrophe and saving lives. Patented by innovators Dr. Uwe Schaible and Jonathan Fava, the SCAN~LINK Armour System detects people on site—rather than just objects. Using RFID Personal Detection, SCAN~LINK […]

    • Thoughtful Conversations On Risk Management

      by Rod Knox

      Advancing Our Safety Culture Through Our Children’s Behaviors Enjoying a wonderful sunrise, a cup of Tetley, and time with my son, I struck upon one of the most meaningful conversations associated with Safety Culture Advancement that I’ve had to date. I am a father of four wonderful teenagers and often, as a concerned father and […]

    • Safety Goes Online

      by Tina Olivero

      The energy industry is one of the most diverse resource-type businesses in the world with work taking place in some of the most adventurous and most remote reaches. Along with adventure and remote locations comes risk. Being a “high-risk” industry forces the energy players to build systems to appropriately manage these risks. Part of managing risk […]

    • A Grounded Approach Expands Offshore Operations

      by Kirk Stead

      DOF Subsea Canada is part of the DOF Group of companies ­operating within three different segments in ­relation to strategic activities and vessel types: Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) Construction Support Vessel/Subsea ROV Vessel (CSV) Headquartered in Bergen, the DOF Subsea Group employs in excess of 1400 highly qualified staff, […]

    • Project Risk Reduction – Expecting The Unexpected

      by Rod Knox

      The typical project lifecycle is ­composed of solid financial ­decision-making, superior ­technical design concepts, rigorous construction ­programs, planning, and execution. ­However, project teams often underestimate the ­impact of decision-making during ­development ­phases in terms of how project risk is ­significantly increased and pre-operational value is lost. It is suggested that the transition from ­construction to commissioning […]

    • Safety: A Relentless Pursuit

      by Larry Vodden

      Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) in the oil and gas industry consist of the three most crucial factors in sustaining business. As a HSE professional, my thoughts revolve around splitting safety into two categories: small safety and big safety. Small safety refers to incidents and injuries that affect only one or two people, while incidents […]

    • Technical Rope and Safety

      by Tina Olivero

      Technical rope & ­rescue inc. (trr) offers work-safe ­solutions for clients who are ­exposed to risky situations beyond the norm. These are ­situations where access may seem impractical or impossible, such as working at heights, ­entering confined spaces, and handling ­hazardous materials. Trr’s innovative solutions for hard-to-­handle ­situations have led them to work with some […]

    • Offshore Safety: Maersk’s Global Standards

      by Lisbeth Nedergaard

      Chris Bailey, managing director of Maersk Supply Service in Canada, maintains a clear focus on safety. Always. “Safety is a core value for the entire company. We make a very conscious effort to improve our daily safety, because working offshore can be challenging. Furthermore, we operate in a part of the world where weather conditions […]

    • Fire-resistant Workwear

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      Keeping your crew safe from burn injuries and fatalities is paramount to the success of any ­project. As peter clark of apparel solutions international, inc., In edmonton, ab, states, “effective safety ­programs should always aim at eliminating and engineering out the hazard or risk” within a susceptible work ­environment. However, when it is not possible […]

    • Leading the Industry Standard in a Vacuum…

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      When industrial spills happen on an overwhelming scale, such as the one along Russia’s Angara River last year, what becomes essential is how the industry manages disasters like these. Following such profound incidents and subsequent implications not only is the clean up process crucial, but also episodes like this become the platforms whereby new standards […]

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