How Climate Change Is Driving the Future of Safety Training in Oil and Gas
A panel discussion at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards centered on climate change as one of the top risk factors safety experts need to prepare for as they help guide their organizations into an uncertain future.
Climate change is one of the top risk factors safety experts need to prepare for as they help guide their organizations into an uncertain future. That was the overall theme during a panel discussion about the risks of tomorrow at the Canada’s Safest Employers Awards event.
Jessica White is the health, safety, and environment coordinator for Flomax Compression, an oilfield equipment supplier in Alberta. She says the staff on her team perform most of their work outside and “we have to be ready and trained for all types of weather."
Tornados, floods, droughts, and wildfires are just some of the extreme weather events her province can experience throughout the year.
“This is very much becoming a hot-button topic with employers across the globe as commitments are being made to become net zero by 2050,” said Chris MacLennan, who is the health, safety, and environment manager for Weatherford Canada.