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Canada’s oil and natural gas industry’s top priority is the health and safety of employees, the public and the communities where they operate.

Finding and producing crude oil and natural gas can be very dangerous work. Canadians can be proud of an oil and gas industry that is constantly looking for ways to reduce hazards and ensure that every worker arrives home safe at the end of the day.

Wherever there’s heavy machinery at work there’s a special set of dangers. Backhoes, excavators, conveyor belts and haul trucks are responsible for a large share of vehicular deaths in the oil patch.

From skills shortages and evolving drilling techniques, to the different types of hydrocarbons and the unpredictable behavior of new reservoirs, there are many risks to consider in keeping your workers safe.

In safety, there is no shortage of essential hands-on work: conducting inspections, providing training and orientations, investigating incidents and injuries, and generating endless reports.

With over 500,000 employees in the oil and gas industry, safety professionals need to stay focused on the workers at their work, and let ABCanada take care of their HSE program needs.

The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) was founded in 1919 as a non-profit organization to facilitate the exchange of information between Workers’ Compensation Boards and Commissions.
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Everyone should be able to work safe and get home safely at the end of the day.

  • Canada has 173 billion barrels of recoverable oil – 168 billion of these barrels are located in the oil sands.
  • Between 2006 and 2014, traumatic blunt-force injuries were responsible for a large proportion of the 86 recorded worker fatalities in the oil patch.
  •  852 reported workplace fatalities in Canada in 2015 . 538 of the deaths were related to exposure to harmful substances or environments while 128 deaths were related to vehicle incidents, many of them involving workers traveling to, from and around work-sites.

We have a long history of working with the oil and gas industry and have created a significant number of policies, practices, procedures and forms specifically for oil and gas companies. ABCanada is ready to help you keep everyone in your company on the same page for compliance so you can keep your worksites safe and projects on schedule.

Our software is user-friendly, cloud-based, and designed for end users. We can communicate industry and company changes to all your workers, whether they’re on-site or in the office. In order to assist oil and gas companies to meet their provincial and federal regulation needs, ABCanada provides a suite of policies, practices, procedures and forms within our cloud-based HSE Management System.

This system also provides access to oil and gas specific documents that help companies manage oil and gas operational activities at the field level. These topics include Oil and Gas Operations (e.g., Chemicals, Equipment, Pipelines and Tools) and Drilling Completions and Workovers (e.g., Lease and Access Roads). These guidance documents can be used right off the shelf, or they can be modified to meet your company’s specific operational and worksite needs.

Not every work-site incident is a catastrophe, and one of the best ways to prevent catastrophic incidents is to learn as much as you can from the smaller incidents and near misses happening on your worksites. Many companies are already using ABCan-Track to identify and track trends, document investigations, and root causes, and assign corrective actions and notifications to ensure a safer future at our worksites. Real-time communication between all members invested in a your company’s HSE program allows HSE managers and supervisors to keep track of HSE activities, goals, progress and problem areas.

Our programs are suitable for COR and SECOR certifications and have been reviewed extensively by industry registries such as ISNetworld, PICS/Avetta and ComplyWorks.

We always get a passing grade and would be happy to help you through the certification and review processes. Take a look at our HSE Registry Compliance and COR/SECOR Support Services as well as our HSE Engineering Services.

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