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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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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

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

Make safety discussion an event, and help prevent injuries

In any industry, some of the safest organizations are those with a good safety culture. Why? Because safety culture goes beyond the rules, systems and safeguards you have in place to enforce safety protocols. Continue reading

Virtual well control simulator brings training to life

What makes a good wellsite supervisor? Every day they’re responsible for the efficiency of wellsite operations, the safety of workers and the public, and environmental protection. They must also be relied on to handle the unexpected and deal with emergencies.

Skill-building for wellsite supervisors

Experience and training go hand in hand when it comes to creating the necessary skillset for more effective supervisors. But how can you equip your crew leaders for the unexpected, or emergencies? After all, in a crisis your workers are almost certainly dealing with situations they’ve never seen before. That’s where experiential, hands-on training comes in. The benefits include:

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Face to face: meet Enform’s Jeff Rose

In previous posts on this blog we got to know Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, as well as Paula Campkin, vice-president of industry development and chief safety officer.

This week we’d like to introduce Jeff Rose, Enform’s senior vice-president of operations and chief operating officer. Continue reading

Hands-on safety training is as real as it gets

Did you know that our Nisku training facility features fully functional oil and gas operations for hands-on training?

Learning by experiencing

Classroom and on-line training has its place, but when it comes to operator courses, there’s nothing like getting your hands dirty and working with the equipment to learn what really goes on. 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

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