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Safety Featured Stories:

    • How Clean is Your Air?

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      The state of health of your work environment equates to the state of health of your company. A close examination of the air you breathe within your workspace may expose some major concerns and potential threats to those who work there and ultimately to the success of your project. “Healthy indoor air is recognized as […]

    • Dogs on Drugs

      by Tina Olivero

      Did you know … 77 percent of drug users are employed on a job site? Addicted workers cost 300 percent more in benefits, are absent 16 times more often, and are one-third less productive than non-addicted workers? 47 percent of workplace accidents resulting in serious injury are caused by substance abusers? 40 percent of workplace […]

    • Paradigm Shifts and Changing Gears

      by Rod Knox

      Choosing to Lead or Manage “The management methodologies that helped to ­develop ­organizations in the past are no longer adequate or fully ­sustainable. Achieving world-class success in an ever-changing business environment requires a new breed of leadership.” Becoming a better manager is primarily about honing your craft—creating processes of communication, organization, and ­interaction that allow […]

    • REL – The Safety Experts

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Bringing Health & Safety Consulting and Training Services to a Location Near You! Rogers Enterprise Ltd. (REL), a full-service provider of health and safety consulting and training, has been working with companies within the ­energy, construction, mining, and service sectors for the past 15 years. During this time, the ­company has seen a steady increase in ­demand for its […]

    • What Were You Thinking?

      by Samantha Martin

      Moving Beyond the Safety Plateau Begins With a Decision To Do So. Joe White is a seasoned safety professional with more than 20 years of experience in the field. As a Business Process Consultant at DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), White has dedicated the majority of his working career to advancing the practice of safety. While […]

    • Turning the Tide

      by Sean Mallany

      Tiger Dams™ and the Future of Oil Containment Think of flooding—and your first thoughts are likely to be of ruined houses, streets, and sandbags desperately being piled up by exhausted volunteers. These images have been common in recent years, with hurricanes and other weather disasters giving news networks endless opportunities to beam them directly to […]

    • Sustainable Safety: The Five Pillar Holistic Approach

      by Rod Knox

      Organizational Transparency – “360* Situational Awareness” Picture this—everyone in your organization ­having the ability at any given time to see across all layers of your business and understand the objectives and the risk associated with the ­activities of all involved. Employees aren’t always going to pick up on what leaders want them to know. Leaders […]

    • Sometimes You Just Can’t Call 911

      by Susan Helliwell

      How Telemedicine Is Changing Remote Operations Telemedicine will become main stream, enabling remote monitoring and care that can be delivered to patients anywhere. Telemedicine is remote ­access to healthcare. It can be as simple as medical ­advice over the ­telephone or as ­complex as ­robotic surgery. For most ­corporate customers with ­remote operations, it is […]

    • High Value Solutions for Complex Offshore Projects

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Executing large scale, technically complex offshore oil and gas production facilities has been a KBR specialty since 1947 when the company built the first offshore platform out of the sight of land for Kerr McGee. The world has changed since then. Projects are more complex and technically more challenging. External market factors can cause capital […]

    • Schmitz Mittz

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Working over 20 years for the Calgary Fire Department, Randy Schmitz, a well-known extrication expert, has been in constant search of professional gloves that can truly meet the needs of firefighters, who are working on the scene of an extrication. And these gloves could also be used to keep safe the hands of the military, […]

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