Category Archives: Personal Safety

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

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

Watch your head – 5 things you should know about brain injury

Getting a blow to the head is a pain at the best of times. The end result could be anything from a bruise or headache to a concussion or much worse. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a head injury warrants a trip to the hospital. Continue reading

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning – a day to remember those impacted by workplace injury

Last week on this blog, we heard from Shirley Hickman, who shared the story of her son, Tim, who died in a workplace explosion.

Shirley also talked about the National Day of Mourning – a day dedicated to those whose lives have been lost or changed forever by workplace injury. We promised, in that post, that we would come back to the Day of Mourning to explain more.

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The human side of safety: a workplace explosion ends in tragedy

Nobody likes to think they’re a statistic, but in 1996, that’s what Shirley Hickman and her family became. An explosion at the City of London arena where her son Tim had a part-time job left their lives changed forever.

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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

Safety quiz: how many of these driver hand signals do you know?

On most worksites in our industry, huge trucks and heavy equipment are a constant presence. We rely on the drivers to use their driving skill and good judgement to keep everyone safe – but what about when the drivers are relying on others for guidance? Continue reading