Tag Archives: upstream 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

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

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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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

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

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

How industry leaders are working together to advance safety culture

In previous blog posts we’ve discussed the importance of organizational safety culture in creating safe behaviours and attitudes, and a safer workplace. In fact, here at Enform, we believe that safety culture is a central pillar when it comes to safety across the entire industry.

That’s why we’re excited to announce the inauguration of an Executive Task Force on Safety Culture. Continue reading

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