06 March 2016, Published by United Safety
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.” Continue Reading
21 June 2015, Published by United Safety
BIC magazine recently published the article “Confined space safety redefined” in their June/July edition. The article mentions how challenging confined space work can be, and how additional safety measures must be in place to prevent accidents. It then goes on to discuss how technology can play an important role in making confined spaces safer. It mentions our recent launch of TeQ™ Shield, describing the main features of this system that combines access control, two-way communications, continuous gas detection and video surveillance to allow remote monitoring of all confined space work from inside a command center. Continue Reading
18 June 2015, Published by United Safety
United Safety’s TeQTM Shield is featured on HSE NOW, a reputed online source for HSE-related articles and information. The article discusses the need for a monitoring system designed specifically for confined spaces and talks about how the TeqTM Shield addresses the current challenges. It also touches on some of the technical features of the product while highlighting the key benefits of the technology. Continue Reading
04 February 2015, Published by United Safety
United Safety was featured in the February, 2015 issue of BIC magazine. The article describes the challenges faced by an Oil and Gas operator in one of their turnarounds.
Workers were to perform high-risk tasks in confined spaces under breathing air where their breathing activities were to be monitored at all times. It was crucial to provide the ability to immediately identify abnormal breathing patterns before the situation could turn life threatening. An additional challenge was that there was no line of sight and traditional methods were cumbersome. Continue Reading
24 April 2014, Published by United Safety
United Safety is currently featured in HSE Now, the HSE online news from SPE. Our article discusses the complexity and challenges of confined space entry and rescue.
Accidents occur because of unmanaged potential hazards, such as fire or explosion, elevated temperatures, gas, fumes, vapor or lack of oxygen and others. Safe work practices must be developed, and previously conducted risk assessments may dictate what precautions are necessary. If emergencies occur despite these safety measures, the window for reaction is very limited. Continue Reading