Category Archives: Safety Resources

66th Annual Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC) – May 2-4, 2017

66th Annual PSC call for speakers

If you were at last year’s Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC) in Banff last year, you may have noticed a smaller, more intimate gathering where great conversations about safety issues were had. We are continuing the tradition at next year’s Conference, set for May 2-4, 2017. This marks our 66th year (yes, you read that right), and will once again be held in Banff.

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When lightning strikes

It’s true. You’re more likely to be hit by lightning than win a lottery jackpot.

For the record, your chances of being struck by lightning are slim. Still, Environment Canada says lightning kills roughly 10 Canadians every year and injures between 100 and 150 others. Your odds increase if you work outside. And they can soar if you find yourself in the wrong place when a thunderstorm rolls through. Continue reading

How an unemployed oilfield consultant is making the best of a downturn

This is part two of our mental health series. In part one, we discussed the safety implications of mental health within the workplace, and the impact that a downturn can have on the emotional well-being of employees and employers alike. This week we’re hearing from someone personally impacted by the current economic climate.

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New process safety guideline will help you prevent a major incident

In a previous blog post, we talked about process safety as a way to help you avoid major incidents. While it’s a fairly new concept to the Canadian oil and gas industry, it’s a way of addressing safety that has been used in the U.S. for some time. Continue reading

6 tips for saving on your COR auditing costs

The COR program is a common contractor requirement for many service companies in the oil and gas industry, and a way to demonstrate your commitment to safety. The program offers many benefits to your business. Continue reading

Updated IRP helps keep your workers safe around flammable fluids

Fire and Explosion safetyWhen you’re on a wellsite conducting pumping operations, the last word you want to hear is “Fire!” That’s why hazard management is such a huge priority
– and when you’re working with flammable fluids, minimizing the risks can mean the difference between life and death.

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Safety alert! How a process safety lapse got a worker into hot water

This is the second installment of this safety alert! series, in which we’re exploring the valuable lessons to be learned from the near misses, accidents and safety issues described in Enform’s safety alerts.

In this week’s post we’re looking at an injury incident in which a pressure truck operator was sprayed with hot produced water from a field production tank.

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Safety alert! How a hazardous gas release almost took a life

We’ve often talked on this blog about the lessons to be learned from safety alerts, and why it’s so helpful to share them. That’s why we’ve decided to feature a few of them here. In this Safety alert! series we’ll be examining some injury incidents and some near misses, to see what we can take away for next time. 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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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