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The deal with worker safety in oil and gas

With an oil strike in Turner Valley, Alberta launched Canada’s energy industry in the early 1900s. Resources were abundant, but experience was in short supply. Workers were expected to learn on the job—and avoid the dangers of a drilling rig’s many moving and often oil-slicked parts: pulleys, wheels, cogs, belts, gears, chains, ropes, planks, tools and equipment. Continue reading

Zero is within energy industry’s grasp

Average claim rates drop 60% or more in 15 years

Zero. Nothing. Nada. Nil.

By definition, zero is the only whole number that is neither positive nor negative. That changes dramatically when you’re talking about safety.

Zero is the ultimate positive goal in Canada’s oil and gas industry. No injuries. No lost lives. No lost production. No loss of equipment. Continue reading

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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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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Safety survivors: how a serious injury led to changes in safety regulation

Sometimes it takes a tough lesson to create change, and that’s just what Trevor Soppracolle discovered in 2002.

Trevor was working on a snubbing rig near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, when he became the catalyst for a serious overhaul in oil and gas safety. Continue reading

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