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Safety Featured Stories:

    • 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 […]

    • Accident Trajectory & Safety Culture

      by Rod Knox

      Your cultures influence what we see, hear, feel, think, and say. Perhaps most importantly, they influence our everyday decision making and behaviors of people in all organisations; it’s these behaviors that ultimately drive our safety and performance outcomes. Strong safety cultures exist where leaders demonstrate safety as their principle value, ensuring everyone is aware of […]

    • Process Safety – The Heinrich Model of Behavior

      by Rod Knox and Tim Marsh

      Catastrophic incidents happen to safety-conscious people for the same reason some children get pulled alive from a collapsed building–the law of probability. At any given time, place and situation some people will be lucky, others not. However, while we can’t ensure good luck, we can significantly reduce how much luck we need. How? By considering […]

    • 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 […]

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