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Export Development Canada recognizes United Safety’s mission to protect workers worldwide Jun 2016

In February this year, Export Development Canada (EDC), the State-owned export credit agency provided C$750 million ($553 million) in emergency loans to small and medium-sized oil and gas companies in a bid to help the industry survive the current downturn.  

Export Development Canada talks to United Safety’s CEO Lee Whittaker Jun 2016

In its CEO Insights series, Export Development Canada (EDC) talks to United Safety’s CEO Lee Whittaker to find out how the company started exporting services to the oil and gas industry and the lessons they learned along the way. EDC is bringing the spotlight to Canadian oil and gas companies, which have demonstrated value by bringing value-added services to international markets.  

An insight into United Safety by The Roughneck magazine Mar 2016

On March 2016 The Roughneck magazine published an interview with Shayne McCallum, Vice President Canada at United Safety. The interview covers United Safety’s origins and the reasons why it was founded: the oil and gas industry was in need of a comprehensive solution, from wellhead to retail, and positioned its service offerings to include gas explorers, producers and process operators, thus providing a single standard of safety for all personnel on a given site. Shayne also discussed how United Safety has been growing for the past 29 years, and the areas we currently operate in now, he said “With an eye on market growth and the careful consideration of the particularities and cultural differences in each country, we were able to achieve sustainable growth.”  

Innovations abound at the Peace Region Petroleum Show May 2015

This biennial event will attract hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of participants to Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada on May 13-14. Under the theme “where energy creates opportunity”, the show offers attendees a chance to make contacts, exchange knowledge and discover the latest in Oil and Gas technology.  

Join United Safety at BANFF PSC 2015 Apr 2015

United Safety will be back at the Banff Petroleum Safety Conference for its 2015 edition. This hallmark event has 60 years of history in promoting health and safety within the oil and gas industry in western Canada.  

The United Safety Canada Day parade float Feb 2015

The Airdrie office participates in the two Airdrie parades, the Canada Day parade and the Santa Parade, in an effort to raise community awareness on safety.  

United Safety volunteers stocking all the food donations at the Holiday Train event in 2012 Feb 2015

In 2012, the Holiday Train came through Airdrie (on a very, very cold day!). This is a program run by Canadian Pacific Railways in conjunction with food banks across the country.  

Shayne McCallum and Daryl Helmer at the Airdrie Food Bank donation presentation ceremony. Feb 2015

In our head office in Airdrie, we fund a number of programs and the local food bank is top of our list.  

Students in the Malembo Orphanage Feb 2015

On April 2, 2002 we visited the Malembo Orphanage in Cabinda to build a bridge between our institutions. For us, the goal was to find motivated and knowledgeable young men and women ready to join our ranks.  

United Safety at the Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show Sep 2014

The premier showcase for Heavy Oil knowledge and technology is taking place on September 10-11, at Lloydminster, SK. The event venue is strategic, as the region is surrounded by producing heavy oil wells of both cold and thermal production.  
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