A workplace accident can happen anywhere and anytime, even when you and the company have taken all reasonable precautions. Each province in Canada has their own Occupational Health and Safety regulations that determine how workers can report workplace accidents or file complaints.
There are many ways to avoid workplace incidents, ranging from proactive training to having rescue teams on site. To prevent accidents, we must first understand what situations cause accidents. Here are some of the leading causes of workplace accidents and injuries.
Canada’s energy industry makes up about 27% of the country’s GDP and most Canadians know the importance oil plays in the economy. Whether you’re part of the industry or just want to know more about the role that oil and gas plays, here are 5 great infographics on the oil and gas industry in Canada.
The oil and gas industry in Canada faces a large range of worker health and safety challenges throughout its operations, especially for field workers. From working at heights, in confined spaces, in remote territory or other special situations, oil and gas workers often endure conditions that can be hazardous.
When it comes to rescue scenarios, the higher the angle, the more challenging and technical the rescue becomes. This is because at higher angles, more weight is dependent on the rope setup. At lower angles, at most or all of the rescuer and victim’s weight are supported by the ground which, in most situations, are stable.
Some of the earliest use of ropes for carrying people involved mountaineering and climbing. Since then, the use of ropes has expanded beyond recreational use to many commercial and industrial purposes.