Tag Archives: hazard assessment

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 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

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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Spot the hazard – test your risk awareness

If you spend any time working out in the field, then you know that risk assessment and hazard awareness can be a matter of life and death. It’s important to be vigilant, keeping an eye out for everything from hazardous gases or silica, to loose bolts or faulty equipment.

This week on our blog, we challenge you to ‘spot the hazards’.  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

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