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
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.
In this human side of safety series, we’re going to meet some people who have lost loved ones in a workplace tragedy. Their stories provide a poignant reminder of the importance of safety culture and safety awareness in our industry. This week, we spoke with Arlene Vogler, who lost her son Jonathan in 2005…
When the doorbell rings at 5 a.m. and there’s a policeman standing there, it’s never a good thing. Continue reading
In this Safety survivors series we’re hearing from people who’ve been seriously injured, both on and off the job. They’ve discovered, to their cost, how important it is to fully evaluate risks and take steps to mitigate them, and now they’re sharing their stories so others can learn from their experiences. 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
Every time a new worker steps foot on your turf, there’s a lot to consider. Things like training, orientation, defining responsibilities and more. What you shouldn’t have to worry about is whether they’ll make it home at the end of their shift.
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:
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.
No one forgets the first time someone is seriously injured on the job. Most accidents are avoidable, and everyone involved will spend a lifetime wondering what they should have done differently.
Whether you’re a huge corporation with a complex network of safety programs, or a small company with a modest budget for in-house safety staff, you’re still invested in making sure everyone gets home safely at the end of the day. And you could probably use a little help.