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Safety Featured Stories:

    • Keith Suddaby – President of Workrite Uniform Company

      by Kalysha Snow

      “Oil and gas drilling workers are looking for lighter-weight, more comfortable flame-resistant (FR) garments that also look great and meet the industry standard” says Keith Suddaby, “The conditions these workers face in their daily work environments create a need for clothing that remains comfortable in extremely hot or cold weather and that allows them the […]

    • Orkin Canada: Bed Bug Sniffers!

      by Amanda Hookey

      Keeping people safe on the job is not just about machinery and industrial methodologies. It’s also about hygienic working and living conditions. For the most part, we are unaware of the unseen bugs and parasites that plague our environment. But that’s changing. Bed bugs. Just uttering the words makes your skin crawl and makes you never […]

    • Surviving a Brain Injury

      by Amanda Hookey

      Brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Traumatic brain injury interferes with how the neurological (nervous system) functions work. When nerves in the brain are damaged they can no longer send messages to complete bodily functions like movement and speech in normal ways. Damage to nerves change the behaviours and personality traits of people […]

    • Hansen Protection SeaAir EBS: Setting a new standard for Emergency Breathing Systems

      by Morten Broks and Knut Aasle

      Hansen Protection has really raised the bar for Emergency Breathing Systems with the introduction of SeaAir EBS. Its capability to withstand freezing temperatures, a design that enables breathing to start under water, its unique nose clip and other factors combined have resulted in CAA-UK approval for use in helicopter transport to and from oil rigs. […]

    • Arctic 25 – The Solution to Hypothermia

      by Tina Olivero

      On Sunday, February 14th, 1981, The Ocean Ranger platform located of the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador was hit by a rogue wave during a winter storm. The impact of the wave caused a porthole to break resulting in the oil rig taking on water. As a result of flooding, the platform sank, disappearing from […]

    • Diligence is Due – Ensuring a Safe Work Environment

      by Peter Shea

      Safety of the workplace is by necessity front of mind in the oil and gas industry. With a challenging production environment, accidents can have catastrophic consequences. For years, more and more employers have been developing robust safety programs, with safety culture leading the way as the first organizational priority. Even when the utmost care is taken, accidents do happen. Should an incident occur that results […]

    • The Future of Our Safety Industry

      by Maggie Hynes

      Video games are a favourite past-time for many. Maybe you too have found yourself with a controller in hand, sitting for countless hours as you manoeuvred through difficult challenges to come out unharmed and on top. So to appeal to the gamer in many of you, companies are now designing futuristic oil rigs that function, believe it or not, like a […]

    • 15 Million Person Hours Incident Free At Hebron Mega Project

      by Amanda Hookey

      In the Oil Gas industry, many factors can contribute to employee injury; however, prevention can be achieved. Preventative measures include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safety training, simulation training, and proper evacuation plans. Preventative measures can and will result in saving lives, reducing injury, and minimizing associated risk in the oil patch. Listed below are safety […]

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