Roughneck Mag


Blockchain and How It Might Affect You

Blockchain and How It Might Affect You

By Maurice Walch In 2008 the financial industry crashed and an anonymous person (or group) developed a protocol for a cryptocurrency called bitcoin. It is not a traditional fiat currency backed by the assets of a nation state with a value subject to the control of a central bank. It’s a cryptocurrency that is theoretically…


Tectonic Shift in Middle East Energy Politics?

By Heather Douglas “If anything offers a litmus test for trends in hard-nosed realpolitik, it’s the cutting of strategic international energy deals.  While the Western media persists in warning of apocalyptic consequences should Iran’s nuclear ambitions lead to outright conflict with Israel – a conflict drawing in Russia et al – an entirely different scenario…


New Year’s eve One-Liners

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. My New Year’s resolution is to be more optimistic by keeping my cup half-full of rum, vodka, or whiskey. New Years’ eve is the only acceptable time to wear body glitter without being mistaken for a stripper. My New Year’s…


Seven Steps to Safer Operations

By Nick Candito Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Progressly Reducing job-site injuries and safety hazards is the ultimate goal for many health and safety professionals. Unlike comfy office jobs, field operators and field service technicians face safety hazards on a daily basis. Whether it’s the risks of being on the road or the very real…


Top Safety Considerations during STOs

By Heather Douglas Ask any CEO who doesn’t want to face the cameras because of a safety incident during a plant turnaround, what his or her top priority is.  Unequivocally, that person will tell you it’s to ensure the health and safety of all workers involved.  Often workers need to clean and repair equipment in…

Legalities of Health  & Workplace Safety

Legalities of Health & Workplace Safety

By Heather Douglas “Impairment in the workplace can have severe consequences.  There are many sources of impairment such as fatigue, use of drugs (over-the-counter, prescription, illicit), consumption of alcohol, etc.  We are discussing the implications associated with the use of cannabis for both therapeutic and recreational purposes.  The key steps to reducing the impact of…