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May 6, 2015

Rocky Mountain Equipment and JUST Team Up

“The safety and well-being of Rocky Mountain Equipment’s employees and customers extends well beyond our property line.” Safety has always been a priority at Rocky Mountain Equipment (RME) and it’s driven from the top down – from the CEO to the production line. RME is Alberta’s most recent farm equipment dealer to partner with the […]

October 13, 2012

Talking Safety With CAPP

“Even one fatality or serious injury from a power line incident is unacceptable.” With more than 150,000 Albertans employed in the oil and gas sector, power line safety is one of the most critical workplace issues in the province. Organizations like the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and Enform are constantly working towards creating […]

November 19, 2011

The True Story of a Power Line Accident Victim

“Everything felt like it was on fire – it’s like sticking your arms and legs in a fire pit.” The day then-lineman Rick Svecla sustained electric shock in 1989, started out like any other day on the job. The crew he worked with was performing maintenance on an electrical system outside a gas plant in […]

September 30, 2010

NEW Power Line Safety and Awareness Certification Program

Alberta’s struggle with workplace safety is a continual and growing concern. In 2009, there were 110 fatalities in addition to 26,000 on-the-job injuries, most of which could have been avoided with proper safety training and awareness. Power line incidents are no exception. A committee was formed in 2008 with representatives from the Joint Utility Safety […]

May 12, 2010

Safety Training Spikes in the Oil and Gas Industry

Power line safety is an increasingly important consideration in Alberta’s deadline-driven, highly-competitive oil and gas industry. “We’ve always done a lot of safety training, but we’re starting to see a lot more electrical and power line safety training,” said Tom Morin, Staff Electrical Safety Technologist at Cenovus –one of the industry’s first safety managers dedicated solely […]

May 3, 2010

JUST Launches Alberta’s First Power Line Safety Day

Power line risks are 24/7/365. Yet the sad reality is that every day, three Albertans risk their lives needlessly around overhead or underground power lines. Compelled by this high volume of power line contacts, the Joint Utility Safety Team (JUST) is declaring Monday, May 3rd as Alberta’s first Power Line Safety Day. Formed in 2006, […]


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