Tag Archives: Canada’s oil and gas industry

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 miscommunication caused a worker’s hand to be crushed

In this, the third installment of our ‘Safety alert!’ series, we’ll be looking at a situation where poor communication, and a failure to follow procedures, almost cost a worker his hand. Continue reading

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

A year in review – oil and gas safety initiatives of 2015

Even in an economic downturn, our industry’s commitment to safety training and best practices never faltered. During the year, we offered more than 90 courses, with over 202,000 enrollments – numbers that are a testament to the safety culture of the oil and gas industry. Continue reading

What’s your safety resolution for 2016?

Happy new year! We hope you stayed safe in 2015, and had a happy, healthy year.

As we head into 2016, this is a great time to think about the habits and practices that help protect you and those around you every day; and to make some resolutions for the new year. After all, if you pay special attention to even one small change, it could make the difference between life and death.

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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

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

What you know about PPE could save your life

If you work in the oil and gas industry there’s a good chance that the right boots for the job, and a hard hat are part of your daily uniform. In fact, personal protective equipment (PPE) is important in any high risk industry – and getting the best equipment for the job can be a matter of life and death. Continue reading