Read below for the latest news from Safer Together, September 2020.
Enerflex has not only taken on practical, efficient and sustainable safety measures, but have also gone the extra mile to embed a safety-focused culture. In the current situation, this has come in very beneficial and relevant.
Contain It! is Mobile Major Accident Hazard Awareness Training. It will be in regional Queensland locations through November and into early December. At $300 + GST per head, book now to secure your spot.
The WA/NT Process Safety Working Group (PSWG) held its third Process Safety Incident Review (PSIR) workshop on the 2nd September. In line with Safer Together’s New Ways of Working response to COVID-19, the PSIR was held as a webinar.
A regional workshop discussion was held by the Health Working Group from the QLD branch of Safer Together, concerning their Medical Assessment Guideline. This third consultation workshop to obtain feedback on the guideline was a opportunity for workers in the field and medical staff to participate in person (in Toowoomba) or remotely (webinar).
A second virtual Drilling and Completions Industry Incident Review Panel, sponsored by Shell QGC and MPC Kinetic, was held by Safer Together on the 16th September. The theme was Effective Controls, an important area of focus to maintain and drive forward safety in our workplace.
NOPSEMA Publishes Better Practice Examples Of How Offshore Operators Are Managing Risks Of Fatigue and Psychosocial Hazards During COVID-19
Information concerning how Offshore Facility Operators are coping with the risks of fatigue and psychosocial hazards brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has been published by The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) on the 17th September. NOPSEMA looked into facility operators early in March 2020, to determine the measures that would need to be taken to establish and maintain an safe environment with minimal health risks, in response to COVID-19. Data was obtained through surveys, with improved practices subsequently shared across the industry. NOPSEMA suggests that psychosocial and fatigue risks due to uncertainty should be rethought as the current situation unfolds.
As on August, Unitywater has become the first organisation in the water industry to become an Associate Member of Safer Together. Although not associated in the Oil and Gas Industries, Unitywater are eager to assist the positive changes being implemented by Safer Together, and value the outcomes of the oil industry.
For more information, visit Safer Together – Working together to make our industry safer.