Getting a blow to the head is a pain at the best of times. The end result could be anything from a bruise or headache to a concussion or much worse. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a head injury warrants a trip to the hospital. Continue reading
Last week on this blog, we heard from Shirley Hickman, who shared the story of her son, Tim, who died in a workplace explosion.
Shirley also talked about the National Day of Mourning – a day dedicated to those whose lives have been lost or changed forever by workplace injury. We promised, in that post, that we would come back to the Day of Mourning to explain more.
Nobody likes to think they’re a statistic, but in 1996, that’s what Shirley Hickman and her family became. An explosion at the City of London arena where her son Tim had a part-time job left their lives changed forever.
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.
Wearing the correct personal protective equipment for the job is important at all times. But when you’re working at heights, it’s a matter of life and death. Continue reading
When a crisis hits, people are relying on you to keep your head – and knowing who to call could mean the difference between life and death.
If only it were as simple as remembering those three magic numbers: 9-1-1! Continue reading
On most worksites in our industry, huge trucks and heavy equipment are a constant presence. We rely on the drivers to use their driving skill and good judgement to keep everyone safe – but what about when the drivers are relying on others for guidance? Continue reading
We’re pretty excited that the PSC has reached its 65th year, so this week we thought we’d revisit the early days. Here’s a quick look back:
When it comes to safety on the roads, knowing a few statistics could be a life saver. Check out these facts and figures to learn more about the biggest hazards to avoid on your next trip: Continue reading
When you’re on a wellsite conducting pumping operations, the last word you want to hear is “Fire!” That’s why hazard management is such a huge priority
– and when you’re working with flammable fluids, minimizing the risks can mean the difference between life and death.