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  • Getting Around the 4-Foot Tie-Off Rule

    Getting Around the 4-Foot Tie-Off Rule

    There are constant fall dangers present for those who work in Canada’s heavy industrial and mining sites. To protect those workers, regulations are in place for the use of fall arrest systems over a certain height, depending on the industry. The latest is the “4-Foot Tie-Off Rule”, an often inconvenient process for efficiency. Here’s how to alleviate it.

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  • SafeSmart Helps Pembina Step Up

    SafeSmart Helps Pembina Step Up

    Canadian company Pembina Pipelines Inc owns and operates a system of pipelines that distribute raw resources such as oil sands products, natural gas liquids and conventional and synthetic crude oil from Western Canada, as well as ethane from North Dakota. Near the conclusion of construction, Pembina found that maintenance on block valves was a challenge, until SafeSmart stepped in.

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  • SafeSmart Attends the 3rd Annual Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Supply Chain Forum

    SafeSmart Attends the 3rd Annual Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Supply Chain Forum

    On October 5, SIMSA (Saskatchewan Industrial & Mining Suppliers Association Inc) will host the 3rd Annual Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Supply Chain Forum. And Canadian portable height access company SafeSmart Access will also attend.

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  • Case Study: TransCanada Pipelines

    Case Study: TransCanada Pipelines

    The TransCanada Pipelines (TCPL) GrandRapids Pipeline Project will install approximately 460 kilometres (287 miles) of crude oil pipeline from associated facilities in producing areas northwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta to terminals in the Edmonton/Heartland, Alberta region. With new pipelines and structures being built, new difficulties for access arose. See how SafeSmart solved it.

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  • What Cost Siemens $60,000 for No Return?

    What Cost Siemens $60,000 for No Return?

    In July 2015, a contractor working on a turbine blade at Seimens’ Tillsonburg, Ontario facility contracted serious injuries, due to a lack of effective height access equipment.

    And on June 21 this year, Seimens Wind Power Ltd received the bill – a whopping $60,000 fine. Based on a report from the Ministry of Labour, Seimens were found to have violated the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which states that companies need to provide a work platform when performing this type of task – Seimens had not done so.

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