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    • Tips for managing NORM during decommissioning

      by Tina Olivero

      Every oil and gas facility has the potential to be hampered by the problem of NORM (short for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material), especially during phases of decommissioning. To fully understand NORM, first take note that it can be broken down into various waste streams. For example… There is NORM waste which is contaminated with other […]

    • THE OGM SAFETY AWARD WINNERS

      by Tina Olivero

      THE WINNERS ARE: TECHMATION ELECTRIC & CONTROLS, STEP ENERGY SERVICES, CROSBIE SALAMIS LTD, COUGAR HELICOPTERS, THE OGM SAFETY RESULTS AWARD WINNER: Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd. Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd. provides a complete range of electrical and instrumentation services throughout Western Canada. Techmation is committed to achieving stellar performance and giving value to their […]

    • Access Online Safety Training with SafetyNet

      by Tina Olivero

      The world is suddenly so much smaller. With the internet, there is virtually no one online that you cannot reach. The way we live and work has transformed into creating results by surpassing the boundaries of geography and capitalizing on globalization and the convenience of technology.  We live in amazing times. All of a sudden […]

    • Dropped Objects Lead To Industry Safety Review

      by Doug Clark

      Natural disasters such as raging winds and seas may appear to create the greatest risks to offshore oil platforms and gas rigs, however, safety related and life-threatening accidents are the dominant factor that continues to plague operations and raise significant concerns with corporate leaders concerned about safety. It’s the growing number of reportable incidents and […]

    • 20 Alberta Wildfires Still Blazing

      by Aaryn Lambert

      While gains have been made in Fort McMurray and other regions of Northeastern Alberta there still remains an extremely volatile emergency situation in the region. 

The Fort McMurray wildfire is estimated to cover 576,781 hectares in Alberta and about 3,200 hectares in Saskatchewan. As of May 27th, there were 20 active wildfires in Alberta, with […]

    • Larson Electronics: Explosion Proof 112 Watt LED Light

      by Tina Olivero

      May 2016 Larson Electronics, a global manufacturer in the field of innovative electronic products has come up with an 112 watt LED light which is not only industrial grade with its low power consumption and water resistance but fully explosion proof as well. Unit Specification The new product, named EPL-HB-11K-LED, is a Class 1 Division 2, […]

    • Simplifying Safety During Planned Shutdowns

      by Jeff Elliott

      Planned STOs (shutdowns, turnarounds and outages) are often scheduled for preventative maintenance and new equipment installation that must be performed to keep a plant running and in regulatory compliance.  To minimize production downtime, this work must be completed within a very tight time frame.  As such, STOs are often feats of engineering, planning and coordination […]

    • Well Control Group – Leading the World in Well Control Training

      by Tina Olivero

      On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) began and attracted global media attention. Following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a sea-floor oil gusher flowed for 87 […]

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