Online Safety Training
Seismic – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
Workers in the Seismic industry play a vital role in the on- and off-shore exploration of oil & gas. However, especially in the case of drillers, riggers, blasters, and other data acquisition workers, the information they help provide can come at the cost of grave injury and even fatality.
According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Board of Canada, in 2017, the number of work-related accidents in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil Wells was fairly low as compared to other fields. For instance, more than 33,000 injuries were reported in Manufacturing, whereas industries that incorporate Seismic jobs recorded just over 2,000. What these numbers don’t say is that the latter industries put together employed six times fewer workers than the former during the same year.
When considered relatively to the total number of workers, the frequency of accidents and fatalities in the Seismic-related sectors remains alarmingly high. Although new technologies may curb this trend in the future, appropriate safety training for all Seismic employees continues to be the most effective means to ensure fewer accidents in the workplace.
Do you know that?
The frequency of accidents and fatalities in the Seismic-related sectors remains alarmingly high.
Falls and slips were the most common event leading to injuries with days away from work.
In the last 100 years, there have been at least nine earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 7.
Many fatalities were caused due to severe head trauma.
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Courses Recommended for Seismic
Potentially hazardous materials are very common in the Seismic industry. As such, all workers employed in this sector are required to complete the WHMIS training program in order to learn how to spot and safely handle hazardous materials they might encounter in the workplace.
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.
Drillers, riggers, blasters, and technicians may sometimes work in limited spaces, which can become hazardous without proper training. This course teaches you how to properly evaluate a confined space, its ventilation points, and potential dangers so that you may conduct your work safely.
Hydrogen Sulfide (or H2S) is a potentially fatal, poisonous, and flammable gas that is frequently found when drilling for natural gas and crude oil. This awareness course teaches employees how to detect and monitor H2S and is intended for all those who might come into contact with the substance in the workplace.
This training program is addressed to employees who work with or around dangerous machinery and/or power sources. It focuses on the lockout/tagout procedure, which must be used by workers who handle such equipment in order to ensure that it is properly shut off for safety reasons.
Often ground disturbances are also caused by seismic acoustic events, which vary in frequency and strength, depending on the overall geological and rock mechanical situation. This training program aims to familiarize workers with the hazards of ground disturbance, as well as how to control and prevent any accident.
Seismic workers may be required to join an oil & gas exploration team in bear country. This course provides all the necessary information to help you avoid grizzly and black bears and teaches you how to behave correctly in order to remain safe in case an encounter is imminent.
Fires are not uncommon in the Seismic sector, which is why all employees in the industry should be prepared to use a fire extinguisher correctly. This training program helps workers identify different types of fire and the various classes of fire extinguishers, while also teaching them how to use the latter efficiently in case of an emergency.
This course is aimed at employees who work near electricity, but not directly with it. Its focus is to provide you with enough information to avoid electricity-related injuries and accidents in the workplace.
All employees who work in environments where the risk of fire is present must have proper training in prevention and evacuation. This awareness course teaches you how to diminish the risk of fire and prevent potential hazards, but also how to minimize damages and ensure your safety in case of an outbreak.
Seismic workers are exposed to multiple electrical hazards, most of them due to power lines or low power radio transmitters. An arc flash is the rapid and dangerous release of energy due to an electrical arcing fault, that can happen with the use of any electrical equipment. This training course provides information and examples that will assist participants in their understanding of the implications of arc flash accidents and the steps to be taken to control risk.
Seismic workers often use cranes and rigging systems to quickly and efficiently move and transport high volumes of goods. However, if they are not manipulated correctly, these vehicles can lead to devastating injuries and even death. This program in Crane Safety teaches students how to identify different types of cranes, as well as evaluate potential dangers and take safety precautions to minimize the risks.
All data acquisition employees in the Seismic sector must wear personal protective equipment while in the field. This course familiarizes you with different types of protective gear, how they can be used correctly in order to prevent injury, and how they must be maintained while not in use.
Workers in the seismic industry face hazards that require individual analysis and precautions. This course aims to familiarize workers with the most common hazards, how to identify them, as well as how to report them or refuse work if work conditions are deemed unsafe.
This course offers extensive information regarding Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (or NORM). Specifically, it teaches you how to detect and handle such substances, while also providing a set of safety regulations that can help you prevent potential hazards as a Seismic worker.
Seismic workers are often exposed to high temperatures, hot work environments and strenuous physical activities which can lead to heat-related illnesses. This safety course draws your attention to the dangers of prolonged exposure to heat and provides information that can help you better manage heat stress.
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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.