Health & Safety
The weather – that favourite Canadian conversation topic – is more than idle chatter when you work outside 12 months of the year. Whether it’s January’s arctic chill or July’s scorching heat, blizzard conditions or torrential downpours, weather-related hazards are common issues.
Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association is urging drillers to remember the motto “Look Up and Live" after two employees of a drilling crew near Colorado Springs, Colo., died recently when their rig struck overhead power lines, fatally electrocuting them. | READ MORE
Calgary – Blue-collar workers in rural Alberta have a tougher time getting back on their feet from injuries than their urban counterparts, University of Alberta researchers have found. | READ MORE
Toronto – The Ontario Ministry of Labour is asking for feedback through a survey on pilot testing of its new Health and Safety Checklist by Sept. 6, 2015.
Drill-rig safety is one of the most important aspects of water well and geothermal drilling in Canada. By instituting a few key best practices, such as keeping open the lines of communication, and being aware of the technologies geared to safety, drilling companies can make their jobsites safer places to work.
Scrolling through the Aardvark Drilling social media sites – Twitter and Facebook – tells you something about this Guelph-based company. Posts highlighting St. Patrick’s Day, PiDay, and the International Day of Happiness mingle with soft-sell promotion and client-feedback invitations.
Feb. 11, 2015, Calgary, Alta. – A new study is underway at the University of Calgary to determine whether Alberta's well water is actually safe, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
June 27, 2014, Westerville, OH – Household water well owners should act to address any improperly abandoned wells on their property as they can present threats to both people and animals, cautions the National Ground Water Association.

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