Weatherford Canada Receives Silver Award for Safest Employer

November 19, 2014

TORONTO − Nov. 18, 2014 − Weatherford Canada plc is pleased to announce today that it is the recipient of the Silver Award for Canada's Safest Employer in the oil and gas industry. The fourth annual gala, hosted by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, recognized 27 winners across various industries, including two silver winners in the oil and gas category.

Around the globe, Weatherford is a dynamic force behind raising performance standards. The Company’s Service Quality, Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (QHSSE) programs aim to provide consistent and reliable operations while managing risks for oil and gas clients. This system empowers each individual at Weatherford to deliver on their commitments to the Company, their co-workers, and clients.

QHSSE is anchored by three key programs:

  • Eight Gems: The GEMS (Getting Everyone Managing Safety) program is designed to educate employees and empower them to intervene when they see unsafe acts.
  • Four Tenets: The Program emphasizes the importance of protecting and enhancing the environments in which we operate and live, and encourages employees to take an active role through better management of waste, water, land, and energy resources.
  • HSE Excellence: In an effort to create an incident-free workplace, the program engages key leaders around the globe to create increased awareness regarding safety initiatives and the importance of behavior-based safety.

“This achievement is possible because of our employees unwavering commitment to Safety Always. Environment Forever. As an organization, we have worked persistently over the years to focus our commitment on our safety culture,” said Weatherford Canada Region QHSSE Director, Wendy Wilson.

Canada's Safest Employers awards are presented by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, a Thomson Reuters business. Launched in 2011, the awards recognize Canadian companies with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.

About Weatherford

Weatherford is among the largest global oil and gas service providers, delivering innovative technologies and services for Well Construction, Formation Evaluation, Completion, Stimulation, and Production. Our global network spans more than 100 countries and 600 service locations as well as 13 research, development, and training facilities.