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The right way and wrong way to pull

Imagine this: It’s one of those cold, wet, late-fall evenings in Western North Dakota. The weather conditions are worsening, but you promised your most important client you’d make a last-minute fuel oil delivery to his rig. “Just one more and I can call it a day,” you tell yourself, relaxing to the rhythm of the rain. Then it happens. An ...

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Making safety sexy

Ok, the title above was intended to do two things: 1. Make you take a look at the article, which is what you’re doing if you’re reading this sentence; 2. Identify with one of safety’s biggest challenges, which is how to make safety interesting, and attractive, so that it is more readily embraced. The subject of safety, for most of ...

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Upstream Intelligence releases exclusive materials capturing the battle against Sustained Casing Pressure

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U.S. refinery deal hits roadblocks at 8 striking plants

HOUSTON – A tentative national agreement to end a six-week strike at twelve U.S. refineries has struggled to win ratification at eight plants as workers and companies struggle to settle local issues, according to union officials. The deal reached on Thursday by the United Steelworkers (USW) and lead industry negotiator Royal Dutch Shell Plc to end the biggest walkout of ...

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Silence is a silent killer

Parents know the value of silence—a blessing when faced with sibling disputes and chaos around the house.  But when it comes to your company’s safety program, silence proves to be a persistent obstacle that puts employees at risk and prevents safety programs from achieving greatness. As an employer you know you’re on the right path to developing a world class ...

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Making safety stick

As an employer you’ve just sent several employees through a day and a half of safety training.  Upon their return you place a copy of their training certificate in their training file.  No more worries about these employees.  You can expect them to use their new knowledge to remain injury-free indefinitely, right? Even though the employees are now armed with ...

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Berthold taking on BNSF Railway over blocked crossings

BERTHOLD, N.D. — BNSF railway could be fined $1,500 and staff members jailed if the company’s trains block both crossings in Berthold for more than 20 minutes, the town’s mayor said. The blocked crossings put school buses behind schedule and could present a problem for fire and ambulance crews, Mayor Alan Lee told The Bismarck Tribune. “They’re a big corporation, ...

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WIPP officials focus on safety


CARLSBAD — Waste Isolation Pilot Plant officials emphasized employee safety during Thursday night’s town hall meeting. At the meeting, officials went over what is new about the recovery process and addressed concerns about how the facility is ensuring the safety of its workers both now and in future activities. Joe Franco, manager of the Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office, ...

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