Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised his government will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana. The Liberals announced plans to introduce legalized marijuana on April 20, 4/20, or national cannabis day, and expect to introduce legislation this coming spring. Continue reading
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.
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
Some 50,000 commercial trappers harvest about 750,000 wildlife pelts (badgers, coyotes, wolves and more) in Canada every year.
Many work in areas with oil and gas operations: from prairies and foothills to boreal forests and mountains across the country. Continue reading
It’s almost fall. And just as sure as the leaves change colour and the days get shorter, you can expect to see more wildlife on the road.
For big game, the fall is rutting season, a time when they’re intent on mating and nearly oblivious to traffic. Deer and moose can be downright unpredictable, making driving hazardous. Continue reading
Wildfire season is still in full swing in Canada, and fire safety is more important than ever. But have you ever wondered why they say ‘stop, drop and roll’ when someone’s clothing catches fire? Here’s a quick explanation and reminder:
This is part three of our mental health series. In parts one and two, we explained how stress and financial worries can affect the emotional well being of people during an economic downturn, and how that can have safety implications for everyone. This week we’re turning to our labour market information division, PetroLMI for some insight into the prospects for our sector, and some advice on weathering the downturn. Continue reading
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.
Ah … those lazy days of summer! Sitting on the patio with a cold drink, soaking up some rays might seem like a great way to spend a day off, but what about those busy days of summer when you’re outside working hard in the scorching heat? Then the hot weather might not seem like such a gift.