Category Archives: Enform

Make safety discussion an event, and help prevent injuries

In any industry, some of the safest organizations are those with a good safety culture. Why? Because safety culture goes beyond the rules, systems and safeguards you have in place to enforce safety protocols. Continue reading

New program to help you manage the hazards of silica dust

Silica is the second most common mineral on earth. It’s a basic component of soil, sand and many rocks; things we’re all exposed to, safely, every day.

So it’s hard to imagine that the dust from this common mineral, can be a deadly hazard. Continue reading

What you know about PPE could save your life

If you work in the oil and gas industry there’s a good chance that the right boots for the job, and a hard hat are part of your daily uniform. In fact, personal protective equipment (PPE) is important in any high risk industry – and getting the best equipment for the job can be a matter of life and death. Continue reading

Virtual well control simulator brings training to life

What makes a good wellsite supervisor? Every day they’re responsible for the efficiency of wellsite operations, the safety of workers and the public, and environmental protection. They must also be relied on to handle the unexpected and deal with emergencies.

Skill-building for wellsite supervisors

Experience and training go hand in hand when it comes to creating the necessary skillset for more effective supervisors. But how can you equip your crew leaders for the unexpected, or emergencies? After all, in a crisis your workers are almost certainly dealing with situations they’ve never seen before. That’s where experiential, hands-on training comes in. The benefits include:

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How industry leaders are working together to advance safety culture

In previous blog posts we’ve discussed the importance of organizational safety culture in creating safe behaviours and attitudes, and a safer workplace. In fact, here at Enform, we believe that safety culture is a central pillar when it comes to safety across the entire industry.

That’s why we’re excited to announce the inauguration of an Executive Task Force on Safety Culture. Continue reading

Face to face: meet Enform’s Jeff Rose

In previous posts on this blog we got to know Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, as well as Paula Campkin, vice-president of industry development and chief safety officer.

This week we’d like to introduce Jeff Rose, Enform’s senior vice-president of operations and chief operating officer. Continue reading

Hands-on safety training is as real as it gets

Did you know that our Nisku training facility features fully functional oil and gas operations for hands-on training?

Learning by experiencing

Classroom and on-line training has its place, but when it comes to operator courses, there’s nothing like getting your hands dirty and working with the equipment to learn what really goes on. Continue reading

4 common safety hazards, and how to make them safer

Here on this blog we pick a different safety topic each week and provide information on how that might relate to you and your organization. This week we’re shaking things up a little: here are four common hazards that we think are worth special attention: Continue reading

Face to face: get to know Enform’s Paula Campkin

From time to time on this blog we like to introduce some of the faces behind the organization; in a previous post we met Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO. This week, we spoke with Paula Campkin, vice-president of industry development and chief safety officer. Continue reading

Safety survivors (part 4): reflections on a near-death experience

This is the fourth post in our Safety survivors series, in which we hear the stories of people who’ve lived through serious, work related incidents. Their stories of bravery and pain are a sharp reminder of the consequences of a breakdown in safety.

In 1995, Richard Allen was a pipelayer’s helper, working for the City of Victoria. On the morning of October 16, he headed into work as usual; with no suspicion that by lunchtime his life would be changed forever. Continue reading