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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
I have done a few courses for my chosen trade and the tutors lecturing it were both veterans in the field. Both had plenty of stories to tell and it all boils down to one corrupting factor: some managers have a blatant and cavalier disregard for human life.

There was an explosion in WA state a few years ago that took out 7 or so people, some slowly. The machine that exploded was leaking steam ao instead of repairing it the company had some unskilled labourers blasting steam back into it. It blew up in the end....

Another issue is the unsafe control of gamma sources for radiography testing. Some impressionable people are more interested in chrome for their truck over their unsafe gamma ray exposure.

All you need to do is use your common sense and observe which sites are dodgy and which ones are not. AB employment laws declare the right to refuse unsafe work. Work safe guys!
04-18-2013 02:38 AM
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Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - r_passion - 04-18-2013 02:38 AM