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Hands-on safety training is as real as it gets

Did you know that our Nisku training facility features fully functional oil and gas operations for hands-on training?

Learning by experiencing

Classroom and on-line training has its place, but when it comes to operator courses, there’s nothing like getting your hands dirty and working with the equipment to learn what really goes on. Continue reading

4 common safety hazards, and how to make them safer

Here on this blog we pick a different safety topic each week and provide information on how that might relate to you and your organization. This week we’re shaking things up a little: here are four common hazards that we think are worth special attention: Continue reading

Face to face: get to know Enform’s Paula Campkin

From time to time on this blog we like to introduce some of the faces behind the organization; in a previous post we met Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO. This week, we spoke with Paula Campkin, vice-president of industry development and chief safety officer. Continue reading

Safety survivors (part 4): reflections on a near-death experience

This is the fourth post in our Safety survivors series, in which we hear the stories of people who’ve lived through serious, work related incidents. Their stories of bravery and pain are a sharp reminder of the consequences of a breakdown in safety.

In 1995, Richard Allen was a pipelayer’s helper, working for the City of Victoria. On the morning of October 16, he headed into work as usual; with no suspicion that by lunchtime his life would be changed forever. Continue reading

Advice for small business: how to prepare your SECOR submission

If you supply services to the oil and gas industry you know that a COR is a common contractor requirement. But did you know that if your company has fewer than 11 employees you qualify for the Small Employer Certificate of Recognition, or SECOR? Continue reading

The human side of safety: lessons from a highway tragedy

This is the second post in our Human side of safety series, and this week we hear from Wendy Ellen-Nittel whose 23-year old son, Blaine, was killed transporting a service rig. Continue reading

The human side of safety: a break down in process safety ends a young life

In this human side of safety series, we’re going to meet some people who have lost loved ones in a workplace tragedy. Their stories provide a poignant reminder of the importance of safety culture and safety awareness in our industry. This week, we spoke with Arlene Vogler, who lost her son Jonathan in 2005…

When the doorbell rings at 5 a.m. and there’s a policeman standing there, it’s never a good thing. Continue reading

How to make sure your workers actually follow your safety messages

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already understand the importance of organizational safety culture in helping to improve safety performance.

At Enform, we believe that improvements in safety culture need to start at the top. That means that employees in every level of your organization must  be confident in your leadership’s commitment to safety. But is that enough? 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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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