Category Archives: Oil Sands Safety Association

The Ripple Effect

It’s been 26 years since an explosion nearly killed her father, but Kayla Rath still panics at the sound of a siren.

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The deal with worker safety in oil and gas

With an oil strike in Turner Valley, Alberta launched Canada’s energy industry in the early 1900s. Resources were abundant, but experience was in short supply. Workers were expected to learn on the job—and avoid the dangers of a drilling rig’s many moving and often oil-slicked parts: pulleys, wheels, cogs, belts, gears, chains, ropes, planks, tools and equipment. Continue reading