26 May 2016, Published by United Safety
On its first issue this year, Oil Review Africa magazine published an article describing United Safety’s successful operations in Angola and Congo (Brazzaville). The two countries are among the top five oil producers in Sub-Saharan Africa. In both countries, oil production comes almost entirely from offshore oil fields.
United Safety faced numerous challenges during the start up of operations in these countries, including equipment mobilization, the set up of a supply chain that complied with local content requirements, and the training and transition of local manpower into world-class HSE professionals. Continue Reading
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 February 2016, Published by United Safety
The United Safety USA team attended the opening ceremony for the 2016 29th Safety Excellence Awards, on the 5th of February, in Pasadena, Texas. Organized by the Houston Area Safety Council and the Houston Business Roundtable, the Annual Safety Excellence Awards will honor contractors in the Houston/Gulf Coast area that have had an outstanding record of safety performance in 2015. Continue Reading
31 January 2016, Published by United Safety
HSE Now, the safety e-magazine from SPE reports on our Updated Safety Trends Report highlighting the shifting upstream environment. Without a doubt, the unprecedented decline in oil prices has had a major effect on the safety issues and concerns of the upstream industry. The updated Upstream Safety Trends report dives deeply into safety issues, outlining the scope of the various challenges and, where possible or required, suggesting relevant solutions. Continue Reading
23 June 2015, Published by United Safety
In a ceremony that took place in Corpus Christi on June 9, the Contractor Safety Council of the Coastal Bend presented United Safety with the South Texas Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding efforts to provide a safe workplace and make continuous improvements in safety management and performance in 2014. Continue Reading
18 June 2015, Published by United Safety
United Safety’s TeQ Shield™ Guardian (Remote Confined Space Monitoring System) 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 TeQ Shield™ Guardian 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 March 2015, Published by United Safety
HSE Now, SPE’s HSE magazine, has recently featured our Air Qruise™ Electro-Ex.
The article describes the challenges posed by sour-gasfield development, specially the toxic and flammable atmospheres created when H2S is released to the surface.
As traditional combustion vehicles are not allowed inside these areas, in order to transport personnel and equipment a solution for this scenario must tackle both flammability and toxicity issues, making safety innovation vital to the sustainable exploration of these resources. Continue Reading
11 February 2015, Published by United Safety
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
28 January 2015, Published by United Safety