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Safety matters (part 1): fighting fatigue to save lives

This is part one in our “Safety matters” series, where we’ll be discussing a number of key safety issues in Canada’s oil and gas industry.

You wouldn’t show up to work drunk, nor would you want your employees stopping at the bar on their way in. But did you know that working when you’re tired has much the same effect? Yes, fatigue can significantly compromise judgement and reaction times. That’s right, long shifts, late nights or poor sleep habits can leave you and your workers in no fit state to work anywhere. And when machinery or equipment is involved, that puts everyone at risk.

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Why oil and gas is really the safety industry

In the oil and gas industry we talk a lot about the importance of ‘getting everyone home safely at the end of the day’, but what does that really mean?

Safety as a priority

Sure, it starts with legislation, training, industry best practices and certification, which is all designed to help keep people safe. But, in the end, it boils down to the fact that we all have families and we live in communities where our friends and neighbours work in the industry.

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“By industry, for industry”: how consensus keeps people alive

No one in this industry works in a bubble. Your people might be following all the safety protocols and practices, but just one person taking a shortcut puts everyone else in danger.

Likewise, what if a sub-contractor or outside service technician comes in and his concept of safe behaviour is different from yours? He might think he’s being careful, but in reality everyone’s at risk.

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