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Compliance Software Trucking/Transport Industry- The Evolution of Driver Safety Management Xi Safety Inc

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We are please to offer to the transportation industry a great driver management compliance program.  We know managing driver compliance can be tedious, difficult, and time consuming.

CLOUD-BASED. INNOVATIVE. SECURE.

Realize the benefits of everything our leading-edge compliance software has to offer, including:

࢚ Comprehensive Course Library  ࢚ Digital Forms ࢚ Integrated Audit Tool ࢚ Equipment Inventory Management ࢚ Content Delivery ࢚ Classroom Training Calendar ࢚ Training Record Management System ࢚ Online Assessments ࢚ Robust Training Matrix ࢚ Equipment Maintenance Tracking ࢚ Virtual Proctoring ࢚ And much more!  Simplify your work with our revolutionary online driver compliance software.

DIGITAL FORMS
Take control of your classroom-based training by managing it all online with our powerful classroom calendar tool. Quickly and easily: Taking care of your company’s equipment should be a top priority, but it can be challenging to ensure these important assets are inspected and maintained as often as they should. Our equipment maintenance feature has a built-in scheduler that can be set to automatically send digital inspection and maintenance forms to key personnel to help ensure your investment is protected. Whether you need these forms sent based on the passage of a predetermined amount of time or achievement of a specific metric, such as hours of operation or mileage, our equipment maintenance feature can handle the job.
These automated processes help ensure necessary equipment preshift inspections, monthly and annual maintenance, and all other required checks are completed on-time, every time. In situations where an inspection reveals an issue, the robust issue tracking and notification capabilities kick in to open a ticket and alert key personnel so that necessary actions can be quickly taken to fix the equipment and get it back into operation as soon as possible.
Drowning under a sea of paper-based performance reviews, competency assessments, inspection sheets, policy sign-off documents, hazard identification checklists, and audit forms? Stop the tidal wave! Use our digital form feature to recreate any paper-based form to allow it to be completed online using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Using our intuitive drag-and-drop technology, you can quickly add checkboxes, checklists, drop-down lists, Likert scales, text, images, videos, signature and approval fields, page breaks, charts, and more to create a multitude of customized company forms. The possibilities are endless.


Keeping track of employee training has never been easier. With our integrated training record management system, you can upload employee training records, including a copy of each certificate of completion, regardless of the training provider. Once uploaded, automatic expiry alerts can be sent to employees, supervisors, and managers to help ensure your employees’ training is always kept up-to-date.
With your employees’ records securely stored in our system, you can instantly generate reports on training efforts by employee, total training hours, expiring courses, and more.

 

 

Alberta Film Industry Xi Safety Inc

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Film and TV production companies are becoming much more aware of their responsibilities under the provincial Occupational Health Act, Regulations and Guidelines.  From exposure issues of personnel to the elements to journey management of film crews, the film and tv production industry takes itself seriously:

  • Awareness of legislation
  • Accountability of management teams
  • Worker responsibility

Some recent film work being done in Alberta:

  • Fargo
  • Hell on Wheels
  • The Revenant
  • The Manor

Xi Safety Inc is working provincial economic development and culture divisions by making available a variety of HESS services.   Xi Safety Inc has programs available to ensure your next production starts with a plan and ends successfully.

We will work with all parties involved from sub contractors, craft trades and production company management to ensure  your production is completed in the safest methods available.  Call Xi Safety Inc today, we can help.

http://www.albertafilm.ca/

 

Event Safety Management and Xi Safety TM Inc

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 Recently we were asked about providing services for an event to be held in the community.  Event Safety Management is just as important as any project safety management plan and even more so, because in addition to having to consider and plan around the actual event performers, you also have to factor in public safety as well.

We like to think that risk management can go one step further to actually be risk prevention planning.  At Xi Safety we believe that event safety management is simply more than putting a few people in security uniforms and possibly adding in a requirement of first aid.

Many of us have seen in the media actual live footage of outdoor fairs or concerts where disaster has struck, whether its been a stage collapse, rigging failures, severe weather or other factors that can affect for example, movie productions or outdoor venues.

But to stage a successful event, it all has to start with a well thought out and documented Event Safety Management Plan.  At Xi Safety Inc we’ve developed an excellent blue print that takes into account how local OHS Acts, Regulations, and assorted codes not only provide the frame work for events to be safely staged, but also that much needed road map that takes us through the 30 plus special considerations that are required to go into successful event planning to allow events to be staged without incident.  If your organization or company requires professional event safety management, including film and commercial productions, concerts and other large scale events, Xi Safety Inc and Event Safety Management come together seamlessly with your idea and our expertise.  From Event Safety planning to your medical, security, health and safety needs  at your facility, Xi Safety Inc has you covered.

 

Xi Safety presents some safety humor

I want to tell you a true pipelining story about old Bill Daniels and Scruffy Smith, The Blind Safety Guy and his Two Legged, Seeing-Eye Dog, Precious. It’s a Story about teamwork, dedication and communication.

 Now old Bill came up to Canada as a young engineer to work for Bechtel building the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project in ’52,  Bill hailed from Oklahoma and had 6 other brothers and sisters who all had PHD’s in various disciplines, so one could say smarts truly ran in their family genes.  After seeing considerable pain, suffering and loss of life on that Project, old Bill decided he wanted to get into the safety side of engineering to see if he could make a difference…..Some folks reckon he had two strikes against him already, one being an engineer and two, a safety man, so he bought a dog to have a friend.  Back in the 90’s I was fortunate enough to go to work for Bill, he became my mentor, a man who forgot more than most of us ever will know and I was able to work on some of the largest mega projects in Canada and one overseas.  But I digress, and here is the rest of the story

There once was this fellow who was an experienced Safety Guy, Scruffy Smith and over the years he went totally blind from macular degeneration and could no longer perform his regular inspection duties.  Not wanting to give up the career he loved, he contacted the National Institute for the Blind and inquired about a seeing-eye dog.

 The Administrator told him that they were out of dogs, save one old black lab, Precious who had lost his rear legs in a car accident, but was still capable of seeing an ant at a considerable distance.  Old Scruffy, the safety guy immediately felt an instant attachment to the old lab and took him home

After months of training, the two rapidly developed a close bond and were a great team.  Scruffy had trained the dog to understand some simple voice commands and the two could communicate flawlessly.  With help from friends he got back to his former employer.

After talking to the company they agreed to see him and the dog and see if all of this could work out.  Being a fairly progressive firm they rounded up the job stewards to see what they could do to help.  The mechanics supplied an axle and wheels, the pipe engineers and survey designed the cart, the bending crew bent the pipe into a frame, the tie in/lowering in guys aligned all the pieces together and the pipe gang drew straws to see who was going to weld it all together, Xray and Quality boys ensured the unit would hold together on the rough terrain, the sandblaster took the finish to bare metal and the coaters coated and painted it all, the ditch and grade crew made sure there were clear paths so Scruffy and Precious could get around on the Spread, and stringing built ramped skid piles so the two could get up on them and view areas on the Right of Way, the pipe haulers got involved and moved Scruffy’s unit to the next spot he wanted to inspect, the carpenters/laborers fashioned a lightweight brace from some tubing, and made a padded harness,  the electricians built a small flashing beacon. Even the test crew got in on the act and built a plug, cause the old dog had bad gas.  Even management got involved and had a set of boots and a pair of doggles made up.  The dog had a uncanny knack of noticing job site hazards and would bark once when he saw something.  Scruffy, the Blind Safety Guy would rattle off a list of voice commands and when they matched the infraction, the dog would bark three times.

One day, they were out walking the spread, Precious leading Scruffy who was holding the reins and the dog barked incessantly.  “What is it Scruffy?”, Blind Safety Guy asked.  The dog was barking frantically now.  The Blind Safety Guy rattled off a list of commands, and Precious barked three times at the “Fall Protection Signal”  Scruffy, the Blind Safety signaled again “is he wearing any?” and Precious barked three times to signal YES!

 Scruffy, The Blind Safety Guy signaled, “Is he tied off/”   Precious, the two legged seeing eyed dog barked twice to indicate NO!

“Did he fall?’ Scruffy, the Blind Safety Guy signaled.  Precious, the two legged seeing eye dog barked three times, indicating YES!

 “Oh my” thought Scruffy, the Blind Safety Guy as he reached for his radio button to call the foreman who asked how his man was doing.

Scruffy,  the Blind Safety Guy again signaled to Precious, “how is he?”

Precious, the two legged seeing eye dog barked……..Ruff.

The moral to the story?  No matter what challenges and obstacles we are faced with on this project, a collaborative approach to safety, teamwork and clear communications will help us overcome all of them.

 

Remember your co-worker….we won’t walk by, we won’t wait until it is too late.

 

 

 

Fluor awarded Woodfibre LNG Engineering Contract

 

Xi Safety Inc follows up on Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company, that it has been awarded a contract by JGC America, Inc. (JGC) for the Woodfibre LNG Project. The two organizations were previously awarded EPCM services to Chevron’s LNG project in Kitimat which has been ultimately delayed.  While in Kitimat, members of Xi Safety, Kitselas and Spirit Strategies attended the transition town hall meeting whereby the consortium transitioned their team from the previous EPCM.  Xi Safety continues working to providing services to Woodfibre LNG in the upcoming future for site services.

Woodfibre LNG Limited is proposing to build a modestly-sized liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility at the former Woodfibre pulp mill site, about seven kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia.

Woodfibre LNG is licenced to export about 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years, which means should our project go ahead, three to four times per month an LNG carrier will travel through well-established shipping lanes to the Woodfibre LNG terminal.  Each carrier will travel at 8 to 10 knots in Howe Sound, be accompanied by at least three tugboats, at least one of which will be tethered to the carrier, and have two BC Coast Pilots on board, who are experts on BC’s coast. 

When Woodfibre LNG Limited’s ownership was looking for the right location to build and operate a modestly sized LNG processing and export terminal in British Columbia, the Woodfibre site on the shores of Howe Sound was by far the best fit.  The brownfield site was home to pulp mill operations for 100 years, is zoned industrial, has a deep water port on a waterway that for decades has been used for commercial shipping, and has access to electricity from BC Hydro and a FortisBC natural gas pipeline.

 

Xi Safety Expands North

We are please to announce that we have recently opened an office in the Devon Business Center to service our Northern Alberta Customers better.  We welcome aboard our new associate and colleague, Keith Adams, CRSP, Vice President, Loss Prevention Services.  Keith brings a wealth of HESS Specialities focussing on assisting corporations in identifying key strategies to prevent loss to personnel, property, equipment, materials and the environment.  Our clients today are looking at deploying capital strategically in order to mitigate downside risk, control costs and remain competitive in a tight margin market, yet still deliver positive HESS Metrics and Xi is uniquely experienced to deliver real solutions and improvement opportunities for our existing and potential clients.  One of Keith’s focus points is also tying in worker competencies into overall loss prevention strategies for all of XI Safety’s clients.  “Safety” is only one of the four cornerstones of an overall, effective loss prevention program that includes preventing loss from occurring in the first place, not managing it.

 

Devon, Alberta, near Leduc # 1 Where it all began.

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Xi Safety and SafetyTek

About SafetyTek

Our good friends over at SafetyTek have got some interesting things going on with their company.  If you are new to the paperless HSE management software systems, these guys have it going.  Check them out,  when you’re talk with Craig, tell ’em Xi sent you.

In the construction industry, everything has evolved due to advances in technology. As those advancements are made, daily tasks on a construction site become much simpler. So why is it that safety has not made that transition?

At SafetyTek, we have come up with a solution.

Combining our 35 years of construction experience and proficiency in advanced technology, we have developed a way for onsite workers to have an engaging and efficient way of meeting OHS compliance on a daily basis. At the same time, management at every level can have a clear and concise real-time view of all safety related documents at the touch of a button.

At SafetyTek, our goal is to reduce or eliminate your safety paperwork. We have built an intuitive, easy-to-use software package that aligns with your current safety plan. Eliminating paperwork processes gives you more time, and we value your time. We want to see you spending time on activities that build your company’s Safety Culture such as creating Safety Initiatives to prevent incidents, rather than facilitate a reactionary environment where nothing is done until the unimaginable happens. We want to give you the time needed to create positive relationships with your employees. How can we do that? Let us show you…..

GET STARTED NOW!

 

Xi Safety and ESTS Electrical Safety Training System

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

With an increase in reported injuries and deaths associated with the use of electricity, electrical safety is becoming a more prominent health and safety topic in industry. Canada’s newest electrical standard, the CSA Z462, outlines the requirement for safeguarding workers from electrical hazards. Accordingly, this online course provides a well-rounded approach to the basics of electrical safety and helps increase understanding of the dangers of electricity from both a shock protection and arc flash protection point of view.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

Energy Flow and Barriers

  • Insulation factors
  • Safety basics
  • Barriers
  • Grounding and bonding

Induction

  • What is induction?
  • Effects of electrostatic induction
  • Effects of electromagnetic induction
  • Testing procedures for induction
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • Effects of ESD
  • Principles of static electricity control

Step and Touch Potential

  • Effects of step and touch potentials
  • Effects of a ground fault
  • Best protection against step and touch potentials
  • How shocks can be received from step and touch potentials
  • Types of ground mats and their uses

Electricity and the Human Body

  • Five primary hazards associated with electricity and its use
  • Major factors which contribute to the effects of electricity on the human body
  • Delayed effects associated with electricity on the human body

Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Hazards

  • Two types of boundary limitations for electrically operated equipment
  • Qualified and unqualified personnel
  • Limited approach boundary
  • Restricted approach boundary
  • Prohibited approach boundary
  • Flash protection boundary
  • Shock hazard analysis
  • Purpose of flash hazard analysis
  • Equipment labels and the content of the label
  • Example of a generic label
  • Examples of labels in use

Safety Training for the Qualified Worker

  • Importance of recognizing when you are qualified or not qualified to perform a task
  • “Limited approach boundary” for unqualified personnel and the “prohibited approach boundary” for qualified workers
  • Use of voltage-related electrical gloves
  • Protective clothing and equipment that qualified workers must wear and use
  • Procedures for de-energizing equipment and verifying a zero energy state

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Recognizing when PPE is required
  • Types of PPE necessary under certain circumstances
  • PPE limitations
  • Proper care and maintenance of PPE

Safe Work Procedures

  • Safe work procedures or special precautionary techniques
  • Operating procedures necessary to operate specific equipment
  • Special precautionary techniques necessary to operate equipment
  • Hazard assessment and risk evaluation process

Corded Electrical Equipment, Extensions Cords, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, and Circuit Protection Devices

  • Hazards associated with the use of power tools
  • Care and proper use of power tools
  • Selection of extension cords and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
  • Safe use of extension cords
  • Circuit protection devices

 

ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE COURSE DURATION: Approximately 3 hours

ELECTRICAL SAFETY TEST: Testing conducted throughout this online Electrical Safety course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (CEU): This course qualifies for Continuing Education Credits from the Engineering Institute of Canada.thGSNZXQCP

 

Xi Safety Inc and Oil Sands Camps Fire Safety

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screen_shot_2016-05-17_at_8.55.24_pm_p3127251Over the years, Xi Safety has been able to provide fire safety services to camp operators as well as be involved in the construction of many.  From Red Deer and Blackfalds, Alberta, to the Oil Sands, Terrace, BC, Conklin, Lac La Biche, we’ve been involved.

From the initial construction phase we’ve provided Fire Safety Specialists right into the operations phase, including basic fire prevention and suppression training.  Having had the opportunity to visit actual camp assembly factories, we’ve got a little more insight into them.

Even with the best planning, applicable fire code requirements and suppression equipment the Fort McMurray fire or “THE BEAST” as it has become known, would have taxed any facility.

We’ve done some wild land fire prevention suppression assessments and there are additional resources available regarding oil sands plant protection, but we’ve got some ideas and insight into basic assessment, prevention, training and response.

We are open to work with our Alberta and other area camp operators to provide additional services.

 

 

 

Xi Safety Inc and the Fort McMurray Wildfires

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Xi Safety presently have two HESS professionals working in the area and are still ok, safe and sound.

Tens of thousands of McMurrayites have been evacuated enmass and helped by all levels of government, private citizens, Non Government Offices, companies and industry, and its been simply an astounding effort on everyone who has been involved. It is hard to put into words.

Fort McMurray is like a magnet to many Canadians and personnel from around the world who have either worked here at various times over their careers or who came, saw and fell in love with the community and the spirit of givin’ er for everything they do.

Fort McMurray and its related industries has given much to many Canadians from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland that includes bringing in thousands of workers and then flying them right across the country to their homes and families on days off. Whether you’ve been a FIFO (fly in/fly out) worker or a business across the country supplying goods and services, this community and the industries have provided financial opportunities that have enriched tens of thousands of Canadians directly and more indirectly through income taxes and redistribution payments to other provinces.

Everyone of Xi Safety’s Senior Management team have ties to the oil sands and the community as well. Whether its been project work that has drawn us north to work on the myriad of projects over the years, some of us even have a deeper history to the city.

Its where I came in the 80s seeking an opportunity for myself and my family and Fort McMurray did not disappoint me. From working at the Great Canadian Oil Sands (GCOS) and living for many years in the community, all of us at Xi Safety extend our hearts and pocketbooks to all of you who have lost much or all.

Fort McMurray has been home to me, my wife, and my three sons. Its where the boys first learned to ride a bike up on Ross Haven Drive, where they attended their first schools, where our Church was down in Waterways and where the boys first started to play hockey within the Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association, where I first stated coaching minor hockey and where we became a part of a community made up of other people from somewhere else.

Its a city that gave me and my family an economic stimulus that helped us buy our first house down on Hill Drive in Fort McMurray, where we truly had an international community of kids from everywhere. The neighborhood boys from Lebanon, Newfoundland, Ontario, Africa, Maritimes and other countries who eagerly joined in the drive way hockey games that raged all throughout the neighborhood.

Xi Safety Inc has provided a list of goods and services we can make available to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s recovery and rebuild program. We hope to be a part of it.

Fort McMurray has experienced setbacks before, the great fire at Suncor in the early 80s, the labor strike of 86 and the resulting low prices of oil of $6.00US per barrel of oil. They came back from the Great Extraction Fire of 87 at Suncor, and always better and stronger and more resolved to be even better than before.

The Great Fort McMurray Wildfire of 2016 has brought Xi Safety Inc and the City back together again. Even though we’ve been gone from the area for a few years as a family, it still has the home feeling to it.