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.
On April 29th, senior leaders from the oil and gas industry attended the 5th annual Executive Summit on Safety. The event, hosted by Enform, provides a collaborative forum for executives to engage in meaningful discussion on the safety issues facing the industry.
The theme for this year’s Summit was safety culture, and the guest speaker was Peter Watson, chairman and CEO of the National Energy Board.
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
In this post we discuss how some organizations go beyond safety awareness and training, to create a safety culture that permeates every aspect of their operations.
One of the keys to establishing such a culture is to create built-in systems that promote safety at every stage of every process. Continue reading
In part one of this blog series, we talked with Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, about personal safety. Cameron explained that personal safety involves the safety of individual workers. Process safety is about reducing the probability of potential catastrophic outcomes such as a well blowout or pipeline failure.
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
We sat down with our president and CEO, Cameron MacGillivray, and Paula Campkin, our VP, industry development and chief safety officer, and asked them to recap 2014 and offer their thoughts on what’s ahead for Enform, and safety in the oil and gas industry, in 2015.
Here’s what they had to say: