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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the November 16th issue of the REM e-newsletter.

Health & safety is an issue that must be repeatedly revisited on any work site. Although we all understand the importance of safety, having a specific game plan of how safety is to be managed best is a valuable asset to have. Read Alan Quilley's feature article in this issue for one example.

As always, we welcome your feedback on what you read here. You can contact me at


Rob Colman
Online Editor, REM


Health & Safety: Measure your intention
By Alan D. Quilley, CRSP
Most companies understand the importance of managing their operations in a safe and healthy way. It would be rare to find an organization unaware of its legal, moral and financial obligations to conduct work in a safe manner. This is particularly true of high-hazard industries (i.e. oil and gas sector). Over the past three decades, there has been a huge amount of work done in the oil and gas industry to establish safety processes, programs and the physical aspects of the work environment.

Four simple rules to stay safe
One of the oldest and most popular true statements in our language is ''Better safe than sorry.'' That sums up a lot of situations people face — from driving a car to planning a project — but it's especially accurate in manufacturing. more...

Going Green: New production tank offers key benefits
To keep costs in line and maintain the integrity of the environment, Nordic Oil and Gas Ltd. (a Winnipeg-based junior oil and gas company, engaged in the exploration and development of oil, natural gas and Coal Bed Methane in Alberta and Saskatchewan) recently instituted a new method of storing production on each of its single well batteries at Lloydminster, AB. more...

PRODUCTS: Special Hand Tools Focus


Toolbox Tips

Women in Mining

Lean Shutdowns

Satellite Messaging Protects Workers

Profile: NLC's Cindy Snedden


MainTrain 2009, Toronto, ON, November 23-26

CIM Conference and Exhibition, May 9-12, 2010, Vancouver, B.C.

Global Petroleum Show, June 8-10, 2010, Calgary, Alberta

MEMO 2010 — Maintenance Engineering / Mine Operators Conference, October 25-27, 2010, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

Check out the Calendar of Events on the REM website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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