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Safety Featured Stories:

    • Energy Addiction: One Reason for Climate Change

      by Tina Olivero

      Climate change is the result of the rising temperature of the planet. It’s happening because populations are rising, pollution is rising and we have an insatiable appetite for agriculture and energy. Greenhouse gases, like methane, are produced through agricultural practices, including livestock manure. Others, like CO2, come from natural processes like respiration and from the […]

    • Can the oil industry save civilization?

      by Phonse Fagan

      In the early 1800s wood was the primary energy source throughout much of the world: but this could not last as populations grew, industrialization accelerated, and forests were depleted—especially on islands like Britain. Then came coal to the rescue, and the forests were given a reprieve. For a time coal was king as a heat […]

    • AOMS: New Occupational Medical Facility Keeps People Healthy

      by Tina Olivero

      It’s been forty years since the inception of Atlantic Offshore Medical Services (AOMS), an occupational medical facility created by the O’Shea family. A diverse and entrepreneurial family, the O’Sheas have committed their efforts toward the growth and success of AOMS throughout Atlantic Canada, in the past across Canada and internationally. Through the AOMS medical facility […]

    • The SCJ-50 Cube Jack: A Significant Advance in Safety

      by Tina Olivero

      Enerpac, a global market leader in heavy lifting technology and high-pressure hydraulics, announces the SCJ-Series Self-Locking Cube Jack, a new compact and portable hydraulic solution for incremental lifting and lowering of heavy loads. The SCJ-50 Cube Jack uses a base lifting frame and self-aligning, lightweight steel cribbing blocks to provide high-capacity and stabilized lifting–offering a […]

    • SolSpec Launches Aerial Analytics Solution for Pipeline Integrity Management

      by Tina Olivero

      SolSpec Inc., a provider of remote sensing and data analytics, today announced SolSpec™ ROW Integrity Management, an advanced aerial imagery and data analytics solution designed specifically for assessing, mitigating, and preventing geohazard risks on pipeline right-of-ways. Using SolSpec’s drone flight plans, data collection and advanced analytics, owners and operators can detect and predict hazards before […]

    • BelGAS – PSX2 Over/Under Pressure Slam Shut Safety Device

      by Tina Olivero

      BelGAS, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high- and low-pressure regulator products for the natural gas industry, introduces the PSX2 Over/Under Pressure Slam Shut Device. Offering critical protection to downstream applications, the PSX2 automatically shuts down the downstream flow of gas when pressure exceeds either upper or lower set limits. The PSX2 […]

    • Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing of Critical Motors

      by Tina Olivero

      For decades, offshore oil and gas personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor and generator failures that lead to costly unplanned shutdowns, production interruptions and rewinding repairs. However, these tests only provide a “snapshot” of motor or generator health. In a matter of only a few days, windings and cables […]

    • What if Newfoundland was more like Norway?

      by Tina Olivero

      Publiher’s Commentary – By Tina Olivero In Norway, state-owned oil projects often have upwards of 60% ownership in their oil and gas projects. This model of investment in the energy industry has served them well. Norway is now sitting pretty with the largest nest egg in the world; A sovereign wealth fund with over US$1 trillion in […]

    • White Rose Field Re-Starts!

      by Tina Olivero

      Husky is preparing to move ahead with remediation and production restart activities at the White Rose Field, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The Husky Energy plan to recover the flowline connector and plug the flowline at the South White Rose Extension has been accepted by the C-NLOPB and other federal agencies, who were engaged by the […]

    • EXPOSE INVISIBLE DANGERS

      by Tina Olivero

      One of the most critical elements of workplace safety is not the obvious visible safety concerns but the unseen hazards — things like oxygen deficiency, explosive atmospheres, and toxic gasses. Gas detectors provide a reliable, highly responsive way to assess and monitor oxygen, flammability, and toxicity levels. When equipped with the necessary site-specific sensors the […]

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