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Light Tower Rentals launches “Safety Coin” program to enhance culture of employee safety

Odessa, Texas, Dec 8, 2015 — The latest installment in Light Tower Rental’s (LTR) pursuit of zero recordable injuries is the “Safety Coin” program beginning in 2016. Safety coins are given to star employees whom exemplify strong safety culture to bestow on other employees demonstrating similar behaviors. Whenever an employee receives one of the coins, the giver will take a ...

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Managing fatigue to prevent injuries

Worker fatigue affects mood, motivation, attention, creativity, resilience, problem solving, and health. It also affects the safety of our coworkers.

Tired of hearing about fatigue management? We are a society of people that are constantly tired and stressed, and we struggle with making good decisions about our nutrition every day. Many of us are so accustomed to living with fatigue that it’s easy to overlook how it affects our safety consciousness and puts us and our co-workers at serious risk. ...

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Enjoy holidays, be safe cooking and traveling

This time of year gives family and friends a chance to come together and give many thanks for the blessings in their lives. Thursday, folks across the country will sit down to a delicious meal as Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season with fellowship and fun. But with all the people coming and going in the kitchen, there is an ...

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Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

WASHINGTON — One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable — even on cloudy days or when the ...

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ND researcher developing smart pipeline technology

A researcher at North Dakota State University wants to create safer oil and gas pipelines. Fardad Azarmi is developing a thermal spray coating that would prevent corrosion inside pipelines. The coating is a mixture of metal and ceramic particles. Sensors that can identify corrosion and measure stress or cracking in critical sections of a pipeline are baked into the coating. ...

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Safety becoming a concern

Dennis Carr Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth site project director addressed the Scioto County Commissioners Thursday and gave an update on activities at the plant in Piketon. Carr told the commissioners safety is becoming a concern at the site. Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, performing Decontaminating and Decommissioning (D&D) of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in ...

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The right way and the wrong way to pull

Imagine this: It’s one of those cold, wet, late-fall evenings in Western North Dakota. The weather conditions are worsening, but you promised your most important client you’d make a last-minute fuel oil delivery to his rig. “Just one more and I can call it a day,” you tell yourself, relaxing to the rhythm of the rain. Then it happens. An ...

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How a heart to heart with your boss could save your life

We’ve all played the “what if” game.  What if you were stranded on an island and had to choose one food item to eat for the rest of your life.  I’d like to challenge you to apply the “what if” scenario to safety.  Here’s the question:  “What if you had to pick just one word to describe the key to ...

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Upstream Intelligence releases exclusive materials capturing the battle against Sustained Casing Pressure

Sponsored Article Upstream Intelligence has recently released an exclusive set of materials covering efforts to resolve the potentially crippling threats posed by Sustained Casing Pressure (SCP) in production both onshore and offshore. These materials provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges of dealing with the issue and what can be done to better diagnose at-risk wells. You can secure your complimentary ...

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