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Nov
18
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Complacency in the Outdoor Workplace Anyone who has been involved in a large seismic project will tell you that it can be a long arduous process at times. Long days and extended shifts can wear down everyone from managers to line workers. As the days on the calendar pass by and the dreaded “groundh…
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Nov
04
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Working in Class 4-5 Terrain - What is it and How to Work There Safely People have been conducting industrial operations in steep, rugged and difficult terrain for hundreds of years. The success rates of these operations with regards to injuries has improved dramatically as HSE policies and …
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Sep
28
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Facilitated Access: Risk Management Techniques for Specialized Work Tasks in Difficult Terrain People have been working in hard to reach and dangerous locations since the beginning of time. Gaining access to these locations often presents the greatest challenge and poses the greatest risk. Techniqu…
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Sep
09
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PREPARING FOR WINTER OPERATIONS IN AVALANCHE COUNTRY As the temperatures begin to cool and we head into Fall, many project managers are starting to turn their attention to their winter operations. Projects can continue all year round or begin as the winter season begins.The key to successful winter…
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Aug
17
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Integration of Multiple Expert Service Lines Creates Better Value for Clients As project manager’s know, sourcing, selecting, hiring and managing subs to fulfill the necessary requirements of any project can be a very time consuming process. With all these different companies, it can be diffi…
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Jul
24
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Slips, Trips and Falls from a Seismic Operational Perspective Its a cool early morning, the sun is just starting to rise and a group of seismic field workers is gathered for the daily AM safety meeting before heading out into the field. The safety topic of the day is a familiar one. Slips, trips an…
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Mar
30
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Work and Travel from a GMS Technician Perspective Over the past year I have been through more airports and countries than in the previous 36 years of my life.  Before taking on a full time job with Global Mountain Solutions (GMS), I was somewhat of a home-body. Through my discussions with Ben …
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Feb
02
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Implementing a Mountain Safety program into your industrial seismic operation can be beneficial to your job for many reason.  The most important factor is that it will allow for a safer day to day program reducing loss time and injuries, have less impact on the environment helping to promote a …
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Jan
06
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Slips, trips and falls are some of the leading causes of lost-time injuries at work. No less than 60,000 workers are injured each year due to slips, trips and falls (STF), according to statistics from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. This number represents about 15 per cent of…
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