Tag Archives: safety resources

New program to help you manage the hazards of silica dust

Silica is the second most common mineral on earth. It’s a basic component of soil, sand and many rocks; things we’re all exposed to, safely, every day.

So it’s hard to imagine that the dust from this common mineral, can be a deadly hazard. 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

5 things you should know about safety alerts

Here at Enform we have one primary goal – zero incidents.

We know that’s your goal, too, and safety alerts are one of the many tools we provide to help you get there. Every time someone is injured on the job there is a lesson to be learned about safety; every time there’s a near miss, or a safeguard fails, there is a take-away that could be shared to help make our industry safer. Safety alerts provide a mechanism for us to communicate that shared learning across industry, and last year over 3,500 people received them.

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Why safety culture is important in preventing disasters

The safety of your workers depends on many factors including training, and the systems, protocols and technology you have in place to prevent incidents. But once you have those safeguards, how important is your organizational safety culture? Continue reading

3 ways Enform supports safety regulation in Canada 

This week we’re going to explore our relationship with WCB, and look at how we collaborate to support safety culture in Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry.

We spoke with Joy Piehl, of WorksafeBC to get her perspective on how they work with Enform to make sure workers get home safely every day. Continue reading

How to keep your workers safe on the road

Did you know that a traffic collision occurs every five minutes in Alberta?

According to ‘Driving for Work’, a publication by Work Safe Alberta, one person is killed and 65 injured every day, in Alberta, in a motor vehicle collision.

If you have employees on the road, that’s a figure you should be taking very seriously.  Continue reading

Safety survivors (part 3): fire survivor turned safety advocate

This is the third post in our Safety survivors series. By sharing the stories of people who have survived serious injuries, we hope to demonstrate the devastating consequences that can arise from small lapses in safety awareness.

This week we hear from Spencer Beach, Continue reading

How to use leading indicators to build safety

When it comes to creating a strong safety culture throughout an organization, one of the most common questions we hear is:

“how do we move beyond the good intentions of managers and get frontline workers to internalize safety culture?”

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How to lead safety culture from the top

There are many reasons why you want your organization to have a good safety culture. Practical ones include the legal ramifications and cost of incidents; and the fact that profitability and performance are higher in an incident-free workplace. More intrinsic reasons include the emotional and psychological effects on everyone involved when someone is injured.

In the following video, Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, explains the role that company leaders and managers play in creating a good safety culture within their organizations: Continue reading

New initiative to help you avoid major incidents

Previously on this blog you’ve heard us talk about the importance of process safety. As a member of Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry you undoubtedly understand that major incidents such as fires, explosions or spills are at the forefront of industry social licence concerns. Continue reading