July 3, 2020
Workplace injuries directly impact workers and their families and cost employers millions of dollars annually. Parachute’s National Injury Prevention Day raises awareness around the importance of injury prevention.
June 8, 2020
Occupational disease is a leading cause of workplace-related deaths in the oil and gas industry. This is largely due to exposures to hazards such as chemicals and other hazardous substances. Exposure control plans are vital to worker health and safety.
May 25, 2020
Health and Safety Committees (HSCs) and Representatives (HSRs) provide a system for workers and employers to identify workplace health and safety issues and find solutions related to COVID-19.
April 21, 2020
Resources for employers and supervisors to support workers' mental health, as well as their own.
March 3, 2020
Site owners want to provide clear, concise training to service providers but when the each does it differently, the opposite occurs. Workers are left confused and questioning the true priorities of the oil and gas industry-more training or actual safe work performance. Broad adoption of the CSO will drive standardization: reduce costs, help to eliminate duplicate training, enable workers to be ready to work safely, and allow them to move easily between work sites.
January 1, 2020
Asbestos can be found in thousands of materials. Asbestos fibres enter the body primarily by way of inhalation and because the fibres are very small, they bypass the lung’s defenses. The body’s reaction to asbestos in the lungs is the progressive formation of scar tissue.
October 1, 2019
In December 2019, the Government of Alberta announced changes to the requirements for health and safety committees (HSCs) and representatives. Key changes include: Employer-based, rather than site-based, requirements for HSCs and HS representatives; Elimination of the Part 1 prerequisite HSC/HS representative training. Employers had until January 31, 2020 to comply with the changes.
September 1, 2019
Choosing the right tires for winter conditions is something you should do before severe weather conditions kick in. Understanding the difference between all-season, all-weather and winter tires will help you identify the type that will be most effective for the driving conditions in your area.