Category Archives: Oil and Gas Safety

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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Spot the hazard – staying safe from falling objects

This is the second post in our spot the hazard series, and this week we’re challenging you to find all the objects that could fall and cause an injury: Continue reading

Safety winners: Weatherford Canada Partnership, one of Canada’s safest employers

This is the first in our Safety winners series, in which we will be profiling companies who have been recognized for their excellent safety performance. This week we’re paying a visit to Weatherford Canada Partnership, a major oil and gas service company. Continue reading

Working in a remote location? Test your wildlife awareness

In the oil and gas industry, much of the work we do takes place in remote locations. And whenever you head out into the wilderness, that brings some very special safety challenges – like extreme weather, working alone, and of course, wildlife.

If you’ll be in a remote location, are you ready to take on Mother Nature’s beasts? Take our fun quiz to find out how much you know about wildlife awareness: Continue reading

PSC supports safety through it all

If you were at the 65th annual Petroleum Safety Conference in Banff last week, you saw first-hand the dedication and resilience of our industry. Certainly here at Enform, we were gratified to see the commitment to safety of everyone who attended, even in these trying economic times. Continue reading

Executive Summit panel agrees: safety culture must be adopted, not regulated

Each year, Enform hosts an executive summit where industry leaders gather to share ideas on advancing safety culture both in the industry as a whole, and at the organizational level.

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Safety survivors: how a serious injury led to changes in safety regulation

Sometimes it takes a tough lesson to create change, and that’s just what Trevor Soppracolle discovered in 2002.

Trevor was working on a snubbing rig near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, when he became the catalyst for a serious overhaul in oil and gas safety. Continue reading

When to say ‘NO’ – your right to refuse dangerous work

We work in an industry where workplace hazards are part of the job. That’s why hazard management and process safety protocols play such a huge role in our day-to-day operations.

We’re all striving for zero incidents, and we believe that no employee should ever be exposed to danger during their workday Continue reading

Convenience and safety: why flights to the oil patch are taking off

James Wakulchyk has been a pilot since he went through the Air Cadets aviation scholarship program at the age of 17. “That was 1991 – you do the math,” he jokes. “I’d known I wanted to be a pilot since I was about six, and I have always loved it.”

These days, James flies with North Cariboo Air (NCA), a private air charter company, and he spends much of his time flying personnel in and out of Alberta’s oil patch.

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Who ya gonna call? Know your emergency response numbers

When a crisis hits, people are relying on you to keep your head – and knowing who to call could mean the difference between life and death.

If only it were as simple as remembering those three magic numbers: 9-1-1!  Continue reading