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Why oil and gas is really the safety industry

In the oil and gas industry we talk a lot about the importance of ‘getting everyone home safely at the end of the day’, but what does that really mean?

Safety as a priority

Sure, it starts with legislation, training, industry best practices and certification, which is all designed to help keep people safe. But, in the end, it boils down to the fact that we all have families and we live in communities where our friends and neighbours work in the industry.

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“By industry, for industry”: how consensus keeps people alive

No one in this industry works in a bubble. Your people might be following all the safety protocols and practices, but just one person taking a shortcut puts everyone else in danger.

Likewise, what if a sub-contractor or outside service technician comes in and his concept of safe behaviour is different from yours? He might think he’s being careful, but in reality everyone’s at risk.

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