FortisBC’s Expansion Construction For LNG Facility

October 22nd, 2014

The expansion will allow FortisBC to meet the growing demand for natural gas and supports the Government of British Columbia’s goal of creating a strong LNG industry in the province.

Demand for LNG has pushed FortisBC to start construction on its $400 million Tilbury LNG Facility expansion project.
This is very interesting news for B.C.’s growing LNG industry, both for … Read More...

5 Safety Tips for Pipeline Workers

October 22nd, 2014

Job site safety for pipeline workers is everyone’s responsibility. It is the employer’s legal and moral obligation to protect their workers from harm but employees must also do their part to ensure that members of the team are not put in harm’s way.
Below are 5 tips that are easy to follow but mean a lot in job site safety:… Read More...

Mechanic Coveralls

October 21st, 2014

Choosing from various designs of mechanic coveralls can be an interesting and often complicated task if you are not sure what you are looking for. There are so many types of protective apparel and equipment today that finding what you need is generally a lot easier than you could imagine. Mechanic coveralls are very beneficial in providing protection that covers … Read More...

Is Flame Resistant Clothing Selection Confusing?

October 20th, 2014

When the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) implemented new fire safety regulations in 2010, it meant significant changes for those industries where electronic arc and flash fires were involved. These changes meant it was now pertinent for the industry to adopt the use of Flame-Resistant (FR) clothing.

Flame Resistant Jackets

True safety however, extends beyond the surface and one must decide between … Read More...

Safety Protection Tip for Pipeline Workers: Perform a Thorough Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

October 19th, 2014

One of the most important processes that needs to be performed at job sites is the Job Safety Analysis (JSA). In JSA, each step that will be undertaken for specific tasks is evaluated for potential hazards.
The following are the 4 basic steps of JSA as prescribed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety:

1. Selecting the Job … Read More...

Reasons On Both Sides Why Workers Don’t Use PPE

October 18th, 2014

In certain circumstances It has been discovered that personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles and overalls are not being used by a large enough number of the workforce.
Despite its obvious significance where safety is concerned, employees are opting to attempt working in harsh and dangerous environments without the added protection. A large number of workers claim that … Read More...

Why Don’t Workers Wear Their PPE?

October 17th, 2014

More than adhering to legal or safety standards, wearing PPE is important to ensure the safety of employees. If this is the case, then why is it that some workers choose not to wear protective gear?
All the reasons can be categorized into two:

1. Employer Deficiency
Employers must take responsibility if their workers do not wear PPE for the … Read More...

What You Know About Flame Resistant Clothing Will Help With Purchasing decisions

October 14th, 2014

When laws regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in industries like the oil and gas industry were implemented, many companies rushed to purchase the first FR clothing they could find to comply with the new laws. Many of the companies were unable to do a thorough assessment of the job hazards and simply chose the most affordable FR … Read More...

Coverall Uniform Representation

October 11th, 2014

Coveralls are part of the relationship between the worker and who they represent. Businesses that implement a coverall uniform program form a company identity that is looked upon as a clean, organized outfit to do business with.

This image reflects in the minds of the employees wearing the coveralls and creates a form of loyalty to the company and a … Read More...

Nomex® Flame Resistant Garments Recommendations for Care and Maintenance

October 10th, 2014

Nomex aramid flame resistant garments are made from DuPont Nomex® fiber. Nomex fiber is heat resistant and permanently flame resistant. Nomex IIIA® incorporates an anti-static fiber which reduces nuisance static. In static-sensitive environments, proper grounding procedures must be observed.

The garments can be laundered at temperatures up to 140°F with good colorfastness. Processing in hotter formulas may be required to … Read More...