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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

Safety in your words: We asked, you answered, part 2

This is part two in our ‘We asked, you answered series’, in which we ask oil and gas field workers to share their opinions about safety.

When we asked “what safety tip do you follow every day?”, we found that people have some very definite ideas about what’s important.   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

Safety survivors (part 4): reflections on a near-death experience

This is the fourth post in our Safety survivors series, in which we hear the stories of people who’ve lived through serious, work related incidents. Their stories of bravery and pain are a sharp reminder of the consequences of a breakdown in safety.

In 1995, Richard Allen was a pipelayer’s helper, working for the City of Victoria. On the morning of October 16, he headed into work as usual; with no suspicion that by lunchtime his life would be changed forever. Continue reading

The human side of safety: lessons from a highway tragedy

This is the second post in our Human side of safety series, and this week we hear from Wendy Ellen-Nittel whose 23-year old son, Blaine, was killed transporting a service rig. Continue reading

The human side of safety: a break down in process safety ends a young life

In this human side of safety series, we’re going to meet some people who have lost loved ones in a workplace tragedy. Their stories provide a poignant reminder of the importance of safety culture and safety awareness in our industry. This week, we spoke with Arlene Vogler, who lost her son Jonathan in 2005…

When the doorbell rings at 5 a.m. and there’s a policeman standing there, it’s never a good thing. Continue reading

How to make sure your workers actually follow your safety messages

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already understand the importance of organizational safety culture in helping to improve safety performance.

At Enform, we believe that improvements in safety culture need to start at the top. That means that employees in every level of your organization must  be confident in your leadership’s commitment to safety. But is that enough? Continue reading