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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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The Paradox Of Our Time

January 18, 2016

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but…

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Safety Poem by Linda G and Barb E at Camp 140

December 21, 2015

When we hear safety, Charles comes to mind. FLRAs, SWPs, “Keep eyes on task” and PPE.   Safety is our game, teamwork our goal. Watch for hazards and then control.   Tailgate our task, we plan and discuss. Questions and reminders, always a plus.   All things we do, without…

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Merry Christmas Message

December 21, 2015

The Season of Giving starts NOW! Greetings to you all, it’s December 1st today and this marks the beginning of the Season of Giving with today being Giving Tuesday! We all know someone who could use a lifting hand so let’s start reaching out to those in need. This giving…

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Congratulations Trevor!

December 18, 2015

    Congratulations Trevor on your 5 year Anniversary with Western!      

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