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Please review the applicable HSE Updates.

  • Company Safety Meeting Presentation:   due Mon 12 November 2022 (Friday is a holiday)
    • If you have not already done so, please review the attached Company Safety Meeting and Employee training presentation and indicate that you have done so by replying to Reception.
  • November H&S Bulletin: Answer due by 8am Friday 25 November 2022
  • Health and Safety Committee: Next Meeting: Thursday 25 November 2022 at 1pm
    • If you can’t join the HSC meetings,  you can still participate by providing feedback, questions, or concerns to Please submit feedback prior to the next meeting so it can be brought forward.
    • The HSC meets the last Thursday of each month at 1pm via Teams
  • Hazard Reporting: Due by end of each month
    • Once a month, submit at least 1 hazard ID, incident, accident, or near miss to to demonstrate your commitment to thinking about safety
    • Non-work-related incidents count as well, just indicate that it was not work-related in the subject.
  • Safety Rewards Program: Where your commitment to RAE’s Safety Culture is rewarded!
    • September winners:
      • Best Safety Card ($500): Chris Betthel
      • PRC Draw ($100): Brenda Marshall
    • If you have any questions or concerns about the Safety Rewards Program, or would like to sign-up to do a presentation, please email
  • Peer Recognitions: Due by Company Safety Meeting each month
  • Winter Driving: Snow fall and fluctuating temperatures mean increased driving hazards for winter.
    • Be sure to complete weekly inspections with vehicle walk-arounds prior to each trip to identify potential issues.
    • Ensure your vehicle is equipped with a winter emergency kit (including blanket, snow brush, shovel, etc.) and that winter tires are equipped.
    • Roads with snow/ice conditions have increased risk – reduce speeds, allow for more travel time, and increased braking distance.
    • Fewer daylight hours may make it harder to spot hazards in the roads, such as animals or black ice.


  • The November edition of OHS eNews includes OHS portal items such as:
    • New:
      • Resources for Mental Health in the workplace
      • Preventing psychological hazards in the workplace
      • Psychological health and safety in the workplace
    • Updated:
      • Approved first aid training agencies
      • Connecting with OHS and Employment standards
      • Psychosocial hazards in the workplace
    • Ministry change for AB OHS
    • Domestic violence in the workplace
    • Upcoming Employment Standards live webinars:
      • Wages and Overtime: Wed 9 Nov 2022 @10:30am
      • Administration and Enforcement: Tues 22 Nov 2022 @1:30pm
      • Vacation Pay and General Holiday Pay: Thurs 8 Dec 2022 @1:30pm
    • OHS: Beyond the Numbers

Energy Safety Canada (ESC)

  • During drilling activities in a deep well, a significantly damaged I-beam located below the drilling rig crown block was identified when a melted piece of metal fell to the rig floor. The drill line was spooled incorrectly and had cut almost completely through the I-beam, which was located below the crown block and water table. This could have led to a serious incident.