Category Archives: Safety Resources

New program to help you manage the hazards of silica dust

Silica is the second most common mineral on earth. It’s a basic component of soil, sand and many rocks; things we’re all exposed to, safely, every day.

So it’s hard to imagine that the dust from this common mineral, can be a deadly hazard. 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

3 ways Enform supports safety regulation in Canada 

This week we’re going to explore our relationship with WCB, and look at how we collaborate to support safety culture in Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry.

We spoke with Joy Piehl, of WorksafeBC to get her perspective on how they work with Enform to make sure workers get home safely every day. Continue reading

How to keep your workers safe on the road

Did you know that a traffic collision occurs every five minutes in Alberta?

According to ‘Driving for Work’, a publication by Work Safe Alberta, one person is killed and 65 injured every day, in Alberta, in a motor vehicle collision.

If you have employees on the road, that’s a figure you should be taking very seriously.  Continue reading

How to lead safety culture from the top

There are many reasons why you want your organization to have a good safety culture. Practical ones include the legal ramifications and cost of incidents; and the fact that profitability and performance are higher in an incident-free workplace. More intrinsic reasons include the emotional and psychological effects on everyone involved when someone is injured.

In the following video, Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, explains the role that company leaders and managers play in creating a good safety culture within their organizations: Continue reading

New initiative to help you avoid major incidents

Previously on this blog you’ve heard us talk about the importance of process safety. As a member of Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry you undoubtedly understand that major incidents such as fires, explosions or spills are at the forefront of industry social licence concerns. Continue reading

How to operationalize safety culture (and why it matters)

In this post we discuss how some organizations go beyond safety awareness and training, to create a safety culture that permeates every aspect of their operations.

One of the keys to establishing such a culture is to create built-in systems that promote safety at every stage of every process. Continue reading

Safety survivors (part 1): narrowly escaping a bear

No one ever expects to be seriously injured – whether they’re on or off the job. But, unfortunately, when safety protocols aren’t followed, incidents have a tendency to happen.

With this in mind, today we start our Safety survivors series, where we’ll be talking with workers who experienced the unthinkable and survived. And we’ll be learning how safety training and protocols could have helped protect them. Continue reading

Personal vs. process safety (part 1): why safety starts with the individual

In this two-part series we’re going to look at the difference – and the connection – between personal safety and process safety. We’ll start by finding out what is meant by personal safety.

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