Tag Archives: health and safety

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

When to say ‘NO’ – your right to refuse dangerous work

We work in an industry where workplace hazards are part of the job. That’s why hazard management and process safety protocols play such a huge role in our day-to-day operations.

We’re all striving for zero incidents, and we believe that no employee should ever be exposed to danger during their workday Continue reading

Watch your head – 5 things you should know about brain injury

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

The human side of safety: a workplace explosion ends in tragedy

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.

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Who ya gonna call? Know your emergency response numbers

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

Safety quiz: how many of these driver hand signals do you know?

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

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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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