Category Archives: Safety Culture

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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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

Join us for some holiday fun – test your safety knowledge

Christmas is almost with us once again! From all here at Enform we want to wish you the very best for the holiday season. Hopefully you had a safe, successful year and you’re looking forward to some special time with friends and family.

Rather than a regular blog post, we’ve put together a fun crossword puzzle so you can test your safety knowledge. Just print out this page, and enjoy!

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Spot the hazard – test your risk awareness

If you spend any time working out in the field, then you know that risk assessment and hazard awareness can be a matter of life and death. It’s important to be vigilant, keeping an eye out for everything from hazardous gases or silica, to loose bolts or faulty equipment.

This week on our blog, we challenge you to ‘spot the hazards’.  Continue reading

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

The human side of safety: a break down in process safety ends a young life

In this human side of safety series, we’re going to meet some people who have lost loved ones in a workplace tragedy. Their stories provide a poignant reminder of the importance of safety culture and safety awareness in our industry. This week, we spoke with Arlene Vogler, who lost her son Jonathan in 2005…

When the doorbell rings at 5 a.m. and there’s a policeman standing there, it’s never a good thing. Continue reading

5 things you should know about safety alerts

Here at Enform we have one primary goal – zero incidents.

We know that’s your goal, too, and safety alerts are one of the many tools we provide to help you get there. Every time someone is injured on the job there is a lesson to be learned about safety; every time there’s a near miss, or a safeguard fails, there is a take-away that could be shared to help make our industry safer. Safety alerts provide a mechanism for us to communicate that shared learning across industry, and last year over 3,500 people received them.

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Why safety culture is important in preventing disasters

The safety of your workers depends on many factors including training, and the systems, protocols and technology you have in place to prevent incidents. But once you have those safeguards, how important is your organizational safety culture? Continue reading

Why stopping the job could be the safest thing to do

One of the topics we’ve explored on this blog is empowering workers to take responsibility for safety, and to think pro-actively about risks and hazards. In this post we’ll continue that theme by looking at what happens next. Continue reading