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
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
We’re all striving for zero incidents, and we believe that no employee should ever be exposed to danger during their workday Continue reading
Getting a blow to the head is a pain at the best of times. The end result could be anything from a bruise or headache to a concussion or much worse. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a head injury warrants a trip to the hospital. Continue reading
Nobody likes to think they’re a statistic, but in 1996, that’s what Shirley Hickman and her family became. An explosion at the City of London arena where her son Tim had a part-time job left their lives changed forever.
Wearing the correct personal protective equipment for the job is important at all times. But when you’re working at heights, it’s a matter of life and death. Continue reading
When a crisis hits, people are relying on you to keep your head – and knowing who to call could mean the difference between life and death.
If only it were as simple as remembering those three magic numbers: 9-1-1! Continue reading
On most worksites in our industry, huge trucks and heavy equipment are a constant presence. We rely on the drivers to use their driving skill and good judgement to keep everyone safe – but what about when the drivers are relying on others for guidance? Continue reading
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.