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
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.
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
No one ever expects to be seriously injured – whether they’re on or off the job. But, unfortunately, when safety protocols aren’t followed, incidents have a tendency to happen.
With this in mind, today we start our Safety survivors series, where we’ll be talking with workers who experienced the unthinkable and survived. And we’ll be learning how safety training and protocols could have helped protect them. Continue reading
In this two-part series we’re going to look at the difference – and the connection – between personal safety and process safety. We’ll start by finding out what is meant by personal safety.
What happens to safety training during an economic downturn, when oil companies are cutting operations and costs?
We spoke with Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, to find out if there is any tendency for companies to cut training under these market conditions. Continue reading
This is part four in our Safety matters series, where we’ll be discussing a number of key safety issues in Canada’s oil and gas industry.
What causes major incidents such as oil spills or explosions? According to Andrew Hopkins, emeritus professor of sociology at Australian National University in Canberra, many major incidents happen not because of big mistakes, but because warning signs were dismissed. Continue reading
That’ll never happen here. Sound familiar? We’ve all thought it and we’ve all seen it – the blind belief that nothing bad will happen. This common state is sometimes called a culture of denial.
To learn more about this phenomenon and how it applies to workplace safety, we spoke with Andrew Hopkins, emeritus professor of sociology at Australian National University in Canberra, and an independent oil and energy professional.
Every time a new worker steps foot on your turf, there’s a lot to consider. Things like training, orientation, defining responsibilities and more. What you shouldn’t have to worry about is whether they’ll make it home at the end of their shift.