Who Is in Charge of Leadership and Safety?

Having a strong safety leader is a vital part of any program, but upper management buy-in is what truly helps makes safety programs run smoothly. Without leadership, a company wouldn’t have much at all. If there’s no one to lead the ship, the company can’t run efficiently or effectively. The safety manager is the program creator and backbone, but division …

What Makes an Effective Proactive Safety Program?

When you look at your safety program, do you truly believe it’s proactive? Proactive behavior means acting in advance before anything happens. It’s very important to be involved in your employees’ day-to-day work activities so you’re aware of what might occur if you don’t take proactive measures. Make your proactive plan Prime contractors may ask for your “proactive number,” but …

Train Your Employees Properly

Have you ever started a job and never gotten the training you needed to succeed? Unfortunately, it happens more often than you would ever think it would or should. As soon as an employee starts with a company, he or she needs to know the exact training necessities and how long he or she has to complete all the requirements. …

Fully Utilize Your Behavior-Based Safety Program

Nearly all company leaders have their own behavior-based observation (BBO) programs as part of their safety management systems. But it’s what they do with this information that matters. If your employees are filling out their cards and management is doing nothing about it, then there’s no point. Employees receive no feedback, which makes your BBO program go very stale very …

Learn the Importance of Sealant Selection and the Role of Accurate Operating Data

When performing an online leak repair, choosing the correct sealant can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful repair. Manufacturers have formulated many sealants over the years in a variety of consistencies. They range from liquids and pastes to putty-like compounds. Most of these products consist of fibers, fillers, resins, and solvents. During the mixing process, air pockets are …

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Your Data Helps Design Optimized Leak Repair Enclosures

Many leak repair service companies provide some range of off-the-shelf enclosures to deliver expedited service to clients with emergent needs. These options provide some great features are such as fast availability, preregistration of CRN’s and covering a wide range of high-pressure and high-temperature applications. But they don’t optimize these enclosure for your custom conditions. Sometimes this means buying a lot …

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Meet the Hydrotesting Plug We Custom-Designed for Exxon

When you have a unique or specific requirement that doesn’t fit within industry normal practices, the process to perform repairs can be more complex and costly. That’s the case for the Esso and parent company Exxon Mobil Corp. hydro testing related to flange weld repairs. INNOVATOR experts worked closely with nearby Exxon Mobil Imperial Oil professionals to develop a solution to …

No Room for Hot Work? No Problem

Local Alberta Health hospital leaders faced a large issue: They needed a new valve in the water piping system. Although this may not sound complex, due to the way the hospital was constructed, water had to travel from the basement to each floor above in a continuous system. However, in order to simplify maintenance and repairs, Alberta Health decision-makers wanted …