Oil & Gas
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Oil & Gas – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
Working in oil & gas may be lucrative, but it can also be fairly dangerous for most employees. According to the Workers Compensation Board of Alberta, the occupational fatality rate recorded in Western Canada in this industry was higher than the average of all other industries combined between 2001 and 2010. Since 2011, this trend has seen a significant drop as safety standards have gradually become more rigorous.
However, workplace injuries remain common and continue to be costly for both workers and the companies that employ them. Between 2013 and 2017, for example, falls accounted for 22% of accidents and cost employers more than $18 million in claims. Bodily reactions to the workplace environment were the cause of 10% of accidents, while exposure to noxious substances led to 4% of injuries. Overall, more than $70 billion were lost on account of occupational accidents.
One significant way to further decrease the frequency of fatalities in the oil & gas industry, as well as the number and cost of workplace injuries is to ensure proper safety training for all employees. Listed below are the recommended safety courses for the most common jobs in oil & gas.
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To achieve the best pricing for volume orders, eSafetyFirst Canada has developed a dynamic discount system which take into count not only which courses you will order but also the quantity of them.
The way it works is that rather focusing on discounting just a specific product, as all our competitors are doing, we are taking into account your entire shopping cart quantity.
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Courses Recommended for Oil & Gas
This training program is mandatory for all employees who work in proximity to or can come in contact with hazardous materials. It observes the latest standards set out by the Government of Canada’s Hazardous Products Act and can help you create a safe working environment for yourself and your co-workers.
Ontario employees should note that any construction-related work requires the regional “Working at Heights” (WAH) certification instead. Newfoundland and Labrador employees must undergo a minimum 2-day WorkplaceNL-approved “hands-on” training course.
Miners, drillers, pipeline technicians, and other employees in the Oil & Gas industry may be required to enter confined spaces during work. This training program offers information about the different types of confined spaces, proper ventilation, potential hazards, and safety practices.
A gas that is commonly found when drilling for oil and other fuels, H2S is highly flammable, poisonous, and can be deadly. This awareness course is designed for all employees who might come in contact with H2S in the workplace, including Seismic workers that are often required to be present at drilling sites.
Training in Lockout/Tagout is mandatory for all employees who must handle dangerous machinery and/or power sources in order to complete work-related tasks. The course teaches you how to properly secure such equipment both before and after use.
The development of oil and gas resources often involves the process of ground disturbance. Such activities present a number of unique risks, including cave-ins, contact with underground facilities, electrocution, and others. Employees involved in ground disturbance must undergo safety training to learn about the hazards associated with such work and how these accidents can be prevented.
When working in bear country, employees may come across dangerous and potentially life-threatening wildlife. This course teaches you everything you need to know in order to avoid encounters with bears, as well as navigate them safely in those cases when they become inevitable.
Because most employees in the Oil & Gas industry work in environments where fires risks are present, it is imperative that they are properly trained in the use and maintenance of fire extinguishers. This course provides information about the different types of fires, all classes of fire extinguishers, and the correct response in case of a fire.
This course is intended for employees who do not work directly with electricity, but are likely to work around it. It can teach you how to avoid potential electrical hazards in the workplace, as well as a set of safety practices that can protect you and your co-workers from electricity-related injuries.
Fire is a potential hazard in most working environments, but the danger is even more pressing in the Oil & Gas industry. This training program offers information about fire prevention, as well as minimizing damages and conducting proper workplace evacuation in case of a fire.
Crane and rigging systems are frequently used in the Oil & Gas industry to quickly and safely move voluminous containers. This training program offers information about different types of cranes, their components, potential hazards, and safety standards for those employees who work with or around cranes.
The use of Personal Protective Equipment (or PPE) is mandatory for most jobs in the Oil & Gas industry. This course teaches you how to distinguish between different types of lower body, upper body, and head protection, how to use such equipment, and how to maintain it in time.
he oil and gas industry involves many different types of equipment and materials. Recognizing and controlling hazards in this industry is critical to preventing injuries and deaths. This course is designed to help workers identify, assess, and control hazards, as well as report them if work is considered unsafe.
According to the CDC, the fatality rate for oil and gas workers is seven times higher than other industries, accounting for many workplace incidents. This training course covers the main steps of the incident investigation process, useful for any supervisor, manager, health and safety committee member, or member of an incident investigation team.
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (or NORM) pose a significant risk to employees working in the Oil & Gas industry. This course is designed to raise your awareness regarding NORM and provide you with a set of safety practices that you can implement to protect yourself and your co-workers while working around such materials.
The use of respirators is mandatory for employees who undergo exposure to respirable dust or toxic substances. This course teaches you how to use such protective equipment properly in order to avoid long-term health issues like lung disease.
Oil and gas workers are often exposed to high temperatures and hot work environments. High humidity and strenuous physical activity can also cause heat-related illnesses. This safety course explains the risks associated with working in a hot and humid environment and suggests safety practices that reduce the dangers associated with heat stress.
How it works
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Find the training programs that you would like to provide to your workers and input the number of programs that you’d like to buy.
Instantly assign training programs to your workers through our platform.
When a worker pass an exam, you will immediately receive a certificate which you can download and print.
How eSafetyFirst Can Help Your Business
With many years of experience, thousands of companies working with us, and an open ear to our customers’ feedback, we ensure a user-friendly environment so that any person with an internet connection can benefit from our services.
Easy-to-Use Invitation System
Invite your entire workforce within minutes. Using our system, all you have to do is to type in their First & Last Name as well as an email address and they are good to go. Do you have workers without an email address? No worries; you can still train them using our second option specifically designed for them.Train my workers
Certificates of training and digital credentials are automatically awarded to your workers upon successful completion of their training. As a employer, you’ll have the ability to view and print certificates at any time.Add your workers
Frequently Asked Questions
All our courses are compliant with OHS and the CSA Standards which the Worker Compensation Boards follow. However, there are some courses which also require the hands-on practice and evaluation, on top of the theoretical training and evaluation which is offered by the online training.
For these courses, we have included, in our training modules and in their respective resources section, an operator evaluation checklist which you can use to assist you with this hands-on practice and evaluation. This part of the training is done offline and has to be workplace specific and as such, it is not something that we are able to offer.
Once you finish with your checkout process, you will immediately be credited with the courses that you have purchased. You can then use the “Invite New Users” function or the “Group Training” option, depending on your preferred method of training, to assign the courses to your workers.
No. Each email used in the invitational process has to be unique for each person taking the course.
If your workers do not have an email address, you can use the invitation function for workers without an email address, by clicking “Yes” in the checkbox near the question “DO YOU HAVE WORKERS WITHOUT EMAIL ADDRESS?”. This will open a different invitation process that does not use email addresses for.
Yes. Please note that you do, however, have to log out after each session so the next worker can login using his personal details.
To log out from an account, you will have to click “My Account” from the top right corner of the website and once you are in your user control panel, click the “Log out” button.
Workers invited to take a course will have up to one year to complete their training so this should offer them plenty of time to do it.
Yes. When you pause a course, a bookmark will be left to that slide / module. You can later resume from there or chose to start from the beginning of the module.
If your workers are invited in an individual training system (they do the training from their own account), they will have unlimited exam attempts.
If your workers are participating in a group training, they will have one re-attempt per module. This is to prevent the entire group from waiting for certain individuals that are not paying attention to the training session.
Not at this moment. All our courses are online.