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Remember Jordan

A young man’s story propels awareness of vehicle recovery safety

Jordan’s story is unforgettable. And that’s the point.

Jordan Roppel was 18 years old and less than two months on the job at a perforating manufacturing plant in Standard, Alta., when the Toyota forklift he was operating got stuck in soft mud.

What happened next is something that’s common in the oil and gas industry: workers decided to tow out the lift. Continue reading

A health and safety executive recounts her son’s injury in oil and gas

First safety was professional. Then it was personal

In the 1980s, safety was professional for Maureen Shaw. And then in the 1990s, it became deeply personal.

Shaw had worked for years in occupational health and safety, including in the oil and gas industry.

But she never imagined those risks would strike so close to home. Continue reading

Marijuana and workplace safety: question and answer with Cameron MacGillivray

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised his government will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana. The Liberals announced plans to introduce legalized marijuana on April 20, 4/20, or national cannabis day, and expect to introduce legislation this coming spring. Continue reading

Can’t take the heat? How to know when it’s safest to get out

Ah … those lazy days of summer! Sitting on the patio with a cold drink, soaking up some rays might seem like a great way to spend a day off, but what about those busy days of summer when you’re outside working hard in the scorching heat? Then the hot weather might not seem like such a gift.

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Mental health in the workplace: what to watch for, how to help

Are you up for a discussion about mental health in your workplace? If it’s not a topic you’ve given much thought to in the past, you’re not alone.

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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

Spot the hazard – staying safe from falling objects

This is the second post in our spot the hazard series, and this week we’re challenging you to find all the objects that could fall and cause an injury: Continue reading

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

Working in a remote location? Test your wildlife awareness

In the oil and gas industry, much of the work we do takes place in remote locations. And whenever you head out into the wilderness, that brings some very special safety challenges – like extreme weather, working alone, and of course, wildlife.

If you’ll be in a remote location, are you ready to take on Mother Nature’s beasts? Take our fun quiz to find out how much you know about wildlife awareness: Continue reading