Tag Archives: oil and gas

Moving forward through tough economic times

This is part three of our mental health series. In parts one and two, we explained how stress and financial worries can affect the emotional well being of people during an economic downturn, and how that can have safety implications for everyone. This week we’re turning to our labour market information division, PetroLMI for some insight into the prospects for our sector, and some advice on weathering the downturn. Continue reading

Alberta bear risk is increasing – why, and what to do to stay safer

Encountering a bear might seem like an adventure for a tourist, safe within the protective shell of a vehicle, but for anyone working outside in a remote area, it can be a terrifying matter of life and death. And for oil and gas workers in Alberta the chances of such an encounter are increasing. Read on to find out why that is, and what you can do to work safely in bear country.

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7 life-saving rules for the oil and gas industry

Safety’s a priority for us all in the oil and gas industry – but if everyone has a different idea of what constitutes ‘safe’, then everyone’s at risk.

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New process safety guideline will help you prevent a major incident

In a previous blog post, we talked about process safety as a way to help you avoid major incidents. While it’s a fairly new concept to the Canadian oil and gas industry, it’s a way of addressing safety that has been used in the U.S. for some time. Continue reading

Safety winners: Weatherford Canada Partnership, one of Canada’s safest employers

This is the first in our Safety winners series, in which we will be profiling companies who have been recognized for their excellent safety performance. This week we’re paying a visit to Weatherford Canada Partnership, a major oil and gas service company. Continue reading

PSC supports safety through it all

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

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

Convenience and safety: why flights to the oil patch are taking off

James Wakulchyk has been a pilot since he went through the Air Cadets aviation scholarship program at the age of 17. “That was 1991 – you do the math,” he jokes. “I’d known I wanted to be a pilot since I was about six, and I have always loved it.”

These days, James flies with North Cariboo Air (NCA), a private air charter company, and he spends much of his time flying personnel in and out of Alberta’s oil patch.

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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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