Avoid these traps

Some 50,000 commercial trappers harvest about 750,000 wildlife pelts (badgers, coyotes, wolves and more) in Canada every year.

Many work in areas with oil and gas operations: from prairies and foothills to boreal forests and mountains across the country. Continue reading

Avoiding the nightmare of roadside wildlife

It’s almost fall. And just as sure as the leaves change colour and the days get shorter, you can expect to see more wildlife on the road.

For big game, the fall is rutting season, a time when they’re intent on mating and nearly oblivious to traffic. Deer and moose can be downright unpredictable, making driving hazardous. Continue reading

Moving forward through tough economic times

This is part three of our mental health series. In parts one and two, we explained how stress and financial worries can affect the emotional well being of people during an economic downturn, and how that can have safety implications for everyone. This week we’re turning to our labour market information division, PetroLMI for some insight into the prospects for our sector, and some advice on weathering the downturn. Continue reading

How an unemployed oilfield consultant is making the best of a downturn

This is part two of our mental health series. In part one, we discussed the safety implications of mental health within the workplace, and the impact that a downturn can have on the emotional well-being of employees and employers alike. This week we’re hearing from someone personally impacted by the current economic climate.

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Can’t take the heat? How to know when it’s safest to get out

Ah … those lazy days of summer! Sitting on the patio with a cold drink, soaking up some rays might seem like a great way to spend a day off, but what about those busy days of summer when you’re outside working hard in the scorching heat? Then the hot weather might not seem like such a gift.

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Mental health in the workplace: what to watch for, how to help

Are you up for a discussion about mental health in your workplace? If it’s not a topic you’ve given much thought to in the past, you’re not alone.

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Alberta bear risk is increasing – why, and what to do to stay safer

Encountering a bear might seem like an adventure for a tourist, safe within the protective shell of a vehicle, but for anyone working outside in a remote area, it can be a terrifying matter of life and death. And for oil and gas workers in Alberta the chances of such an encounter are increasing. Read on to find out why that is, and what you can do to work safely in bear country.

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7 life-saving rules for the oil and gas industry

Safety’s a priority for us all in the oil and gas industry – but if everyone has a different idea of what constitutes ‘safe’, then everyone’s at risk.

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