6 safety ideas worth spreading: 4th edition

It’s no secret that the safety of our crews is a core value at Trinidad Drilling. The moment our employees put on their Trinidad coveralls, they know they’re a part of a tight-knit, supportive and safe team; a team that will set them up for safety and operational success.

As sharing safety ideas is an essential part of our safety culture, it only made sense to give you another set of safety ideas worth spreading. We encourage you to share, print, and post ‘em because working together to make a safer rig is the only way we will achieve an injury-free workplace. Continue reading

6 safety ideas worth spreading: 3rd edition

This is the final post in our three part safety ideas series.

Safe working tips and tricks should not be kept a secret, company to company, team to team or rig to rig. By sharing safety stories and past experiences, we can learn from our mistakes and work towards an injury-free workplace together. In our commitment to spreading safety tips throughout the industry, here are a few more of our safety leader’s top tips for you and your teams to share:

1. Commit to good housekeeping practices throughout every hitch

Rig Safety Tip #1 Commit to Good Housekeeping Practices Throughout Every Hitch
Rig Safety Tip #1

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6 safety ideas worth spreading: 2nd edition

This is the second post in our three part safety ideas series.

With all your shares, likes and positive feedback on our first six safety ideas worth spreading, we get the feeling you’re just as passionate about safety as we are! Providing our teams with the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to get home safely is a vow we’re committed to, company-wide. That’s why we’ve decided to continue the series, with six more safety ideas worth sharing:

1. Never compromise safety to get the job done faster

Rig Safety Tip #1 never compromise safety to get the job done faster
Rig Safety Tip #1

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6 safety ideas worth spreading: 1st edition

At Trinidad Drilling, keeping every person on our team safe every day is our priority. That’s why we give our employees the tools they need to do the job right and foster a culture where they feel empowered to share their safety knowledge with others.

So, in the spirit of creating safe work places far and wide, here are six safety ideas worth sharing:

1. Everyone can and should be a safety leader

Trinidad Drilling safety tip: Be a safety leader

Set a good example. Share your knowledge. Continue reading

What does safety as a priority look like? A Trinidad HSE Manager breaks it down

If anyone knows safety, it’s Steve Bodiford.

The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager with a division of Trinidad Drilling has been employed in oil since 1982, and specifically began his safety management career in 1993.

When you ask him what his job responsibilities include, the first thing he says is,

“promote safety in every action I take.”

Bodiford is responsible for all HSE within his division, where he ensures crews are trained to comply with Occupational Health and Safety Administration guidelines, starting with the employees’ very first orientation.

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A day in the life of a Floorhand: safety edition

This is the first post in our “Day of Rig Safety” series, where we’ll be looking at the various steps Trinidad employees take to make sure everyone goes home at the end of the day.

Name: Paul Oake

Location: Rig 58, north of Fort Nelson, B.C.

Years with Trinidad: 6

Trinidad Drilling Rig 58

Paul Oake begins every single day with safety on his mind.

Oake is a Floorhand on Rig 58, one of Trinidad’s newest triple rigs north of Fort Nelson, British Columbia. It’s way up north, near the 60th parallel.

An average workday for him involves tasks like drilling and manipulating sections of pipe or drill stem at the rig floor, removing and replacing strings of pipe or drill stem and assisting in setting up and taking down the drilling rig and equipment.

Safety precautions are also a huge part of his job.

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Can safety and business success go hand in hand?

This post is part of Trinidad’s “Focus on safety” blog series. 

A Trinidad Drilling rig hand.

Can a business have a moral compass and still be successful?

We think so. After all, our strong safety values are a key part of our business success.

In last week’s post, we talked to Derek Hibbard, General Manager of HSE for Trinidad’s U.S. and international divisions, about how we’re keeping our international rigs safe. This week, Hibbard explains how Trinidad takes care of its team out of both moral principle and good business practice.

Safety: It’s a matter of morality

Before we start talking about good business practices, let’s first talk about moral principles. Which is fitting because in order to keep workers safe, safety needs to be a company’s top priority, above the bottom line.  Continue reading

Safety values have no borders

This post is part of Trinidad’s “Focus on safety” blog series. 

Trinidad Drilling's Rig 701 in Mexico.

It doesn’t matter if your rig is in the Saudi Arabian desert or the boreal forest of northern Alberta, we all go to work for the same reason. 

“That’s the common thread that international companies have: You have different languages, different cultures, different customs, but the one common thing is that we all work and want to make our lives better and that of our families,” said Derek Hibbard, General Manager of HSE for Trinidad’s U.S. and international divisions.

That common thread, explained Hibbard, is the reason safety is important no matter what country you are operating in.

We drill in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., and our commitment to safety is the same in each place because everyone deserves to go home safe to their family at the end of the day.

Here’s what we’re doing to ensure our safety values always travel alongside our rigs to their international destinations. Continue reading