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
29 November 2015, Published by United Safety
Oilfield Technology recently featured United Safety’s launch of a new product that aims to integrate fragmented turnaround management systems into one at ADIPEC 2015.
“Across the globe, United Safety has served 789 turnarounds. We know from experience that it is a pain for plant managers and owners to deal with the time-consuming task of permitting, access validation and document management,” says Dr. Elie Daher, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of United Safety. 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
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™ Guardian, 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
05 May 2015, Published by United Safety
United Safety’s Air Qruise™ Electro-Ex was recently featured in Oilfield Technology Magazine the international publication for the global upstream oil and gas industry. The magazine features reports from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East and provides detailed technical articles about oil and gas exploration, drilling and production.
The April 2015 issue included features focusing on safety technology with bonus distribution at OTC in Houston. The article discussed the evolution of the technology behind the new generation of explosion-proof vehicles and how innovation plays an important role in the rise and fall of significant innovations that made history. Continue Reading
22 March 2015, Published by United Safety
United Safety’s Air TreQ™ Blinder was recently featured in HSE Now, the online HSE magazine from SPE.
The article discusses the frequent turnaround bottleneck of short-duration jobs requiring breathing air, such as blinding. The setup for these tasks can take a significant amount of time and resources, causing delays and reducing overall turnaround productivity. 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
14 May 2014, Published by United Safety
Tim Wallace (United Safety’s EVP North & South America) and United Shutdown Safety (our North American branch) are featured in the 2014 May edition of the BIC Magazine.
The first article talks about the importance of innovation in the Oil and Gas industry, and how it should not be solely focused on production, but also helping operations run safely.
There are several environmental and safety implications of operating in more challenging locations and resources that are more difficult to process. With HSE risk on an upward trajectory, and increasing expectations of regulators, shareholders and communities demanding safer and cleaner operations and products, HSE innovations have to occur at the same pace as the industry is evolving. Continue Reading
05 March 2014, Published by United Safety
The turnaround and shutdown community gathered to exchange knowledge and new strategies to overcome current industry challenges.
The first day has brought discussions on a number of high-importance topics including operational readiness, managing and avoiding scope creep and regulatory compliance and communication. The seminars were designed to give attendants the knowledge and tools necessary to mitigate risks while minimizing costs. Continue Reading
18 February 2014, Published by United Safety