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February Funnies

January 31, 2018

Husband takes the wife to a disco for Valentine’s Day. There’s a guy on the dance floor giving it large—break dancing, moonwalking, back flips, the works. The wife turns to her husband and says: “See that guy? 25 years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down.” Husband…

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Melinda’s Helpful Hints

January 31, 2018

¨ Peel ginger with a spoon—Ginger can be tricky to peel with all its bumps and irregularities. Rather than using a paring knife or vegetable peeler, reach for the spoon. Scrape it against the skin and it’ll come right off, following every contour and minimizing waste. ¨ Use egg shells to remove…

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Safety Culture Change Yields Sustainable Improvements

January 31, 2018

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Safety Culture Change Yields Sustainable Improvements It has been observed at numerous worksites and confirmed by independent research that developing strong safety cultures have the single greatest impact on accident & incident reduction of any process. It is for this single reason that Western Camp Services is continuing to evolve…

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Safety Culture Change Yields Sustainable Improvements

January 31, 2018

Safety Culture Change Yields Sustainable Improvements Here at Western Camp Services, we are committed to delivering remote accommodation solution responsibly and safely, preventing harm to our employees, contractors, local communities and the environment. Everyone who works for us, or with us, has an important part to play in making Western…

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November 2016 Observation Card Winners

December 6, 2016

Linda G – Camp 82 – Observed staff not only shut off the dishwasher to descale it, but turn off the breaker as well. Cynthia L – Camp 61 – Upon arriving back to camp from days off, the stove burners were loose, moving back and forth, tipped and not…

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Merry Christmas to one and all!

December 6, 2016

Tis the season again for family and friends! A Warm Christmas Wish to all of you from your Western Family! These last few years have been hard on all of us in the Oil and Gas Industry with fewer opportunities and fewer locations and thus fewer employment opportunities. But we have…

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Prevention of Slips and Falls

December 1, 2016

  Why is prevention of slips, trips and falls important? In Canada over 42,000 workers get injured annually due to fall accidents.   How do falls happen? Statistics show that the majority (66%) of falls happen on the same level resulting from slips and trips. The remaining 34% are falls…

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Our Jobs!

February 19, 2016

As Albertans and Canadians, we see it everywhere “Alberta’s oil and gas veterans look elsewhere for jobs after layoffs” “2015 worst year for Alberta job losses since 1982” It makes us pause and say “what if……” and consider what our next step should be. Yes, even we have noticed fewer…

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Certificate of Recognition (COR)

January 19, 2016

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What is the Certificate of Recognition (COR)?   A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is awarded to companies who go beyond the legal requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by taking a best practices approach to implementing health, safety, and return-to-work (RTW) programs.  …

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Observation Card Winners – December 2015

January 18, 2016

Chanell H – Camp 140 – Upon entering the laundry room, Chanell noticed a client had left their duffle bag 5 cm (2 inches) away from the propane pilot light and burners for the hot water tank. Chanell immediately moved the flammable bag away from the hot water tank and…

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