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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #16: Use You Brain, Work Cautiously in the Rain!

Today's Safety Sunday tip is: Use Your Brain, Work Cautiously in the Rain! There comes a time and place where your job may require you to work in the rain. Working in the rain can cause specific hazards such as poor visibility and wet, slippery surfaces. Wet and windy conditions can intensify these potential hazards at a worksite. It's also riskier...
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​ (Houston, Texas) Gulf Marine Contractors (GMC) announced today the appointment of Imtiaz Nazir-Khaleel as the company's Managing Director for Trinidad, Guyana, and Suriname. Mr. Nazir-Khaleel will support GMC's growing global footprint, providing logistics and support services throughout the Caribbean and South America. "We are excited to have Im...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #15: Look Cool by Staying Warm

Today's Safety Sunday tip is: Look Cool by Staying Warm Everyone can help prevent cold weather-related stress in the workplace. An informed and prepared employee can be better equipped to handle cold stress by regularly checking weather and temperature reports and utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) like thermal gloves, waterproof thermal...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #14: Look Up and Live!

​ Today's Safety Sunday Tip is: Look up and Live! Moving large, heavy loads is a central part of today's maritime industry. Advanced technology has been developed to improve safety onboard vessels, and careful training with extensive workplace precautions are in place. Our employees should always be mindful of significant safety issues, both for th...
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GMC Donates to Houston-Area Non-Profit Organizations

(Houston, Texas) Gulf Marine Contractors (GMC), a leading global integrated offshore logistics service provider, is giving back to the community this holiday season with a number of donations to local charities. These donations are attuned with GMC's Global Sustainability Program, which in part focuses on giving back financially to the company's lo...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #13: Ice and Snow...Take it Slow!

Today's Safety Sunday Tip is: Ice and Snow…Take it Slow! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It's that time of year again, and even though many of us don't experience truly harsh cold weather like some do in certain parts of our country, I wanted to touch base with you on the subject of winter driving. Whether it's a part of your job or yo...
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Understanding Levelized Cost of Energy

There's a term that you are sure to hear around the renewable energy industry- Levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Whether you read it in a magazine article or listen about it on the news, the LCOE is one of the most commonly used power generation metrics. Still, while this phrase is used all over the industry, it is often misused or misunderstood. Si...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #12: Keep Afloat With Marine Safety Agencies

Today's Safety Sunday Tip is: Keep Afloat with Marine Safety Agencies The maritime industry is vast in the scope of work performed within it. This work includes the construction, repair, and scrapping of vessels. In our specific line of business, we handle a variety of subsectors, including husbandry services, crew change services, project manageme...
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(Houston, Texas) Gulf Marine Contractors (GMC) is proud to announce the appointment of Peter Finstad as the company's new Executive Vice President. Mr. Finstad's focus will be expanding GMC's logistics services to the offshore energy industry and providing commercial and operations management services to independent vessel owners and charterers. "P...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #11: Never Dismiss a Near Miss

In the marine world, a "near miss" or "close call" is an incident that occurs without inflicting injury or damage. It's easy for us to shrug off and forget these events since "Hey! No one got hurt!" But there is a danger in brushing off such situations. When a "close call" happens, it should immediately send up a red warning flag that something was...
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Navigating Crew Changes in Mexico During the Pandemic: COVID Procedures and Standard Protocol

The procedures and regulations surrounding crew changes have garnered a lot of attention lately as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many countries to enact port restrictions. In Mexico, crew changes are currently allowed in Altamira, Veracruz, Tampico, Guaymas, and Salina Cruz ports. Due to the pandemic, in addition to the standard protocol, crew m...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #10: Don't Let a Slip be a Hospital Trip!

Today's Safety Sunday Tip is: Don't let a slip be a hospital trip! An accident is defined as an undesired event that leads to an actual loss or injury to a person, property, or equipment. GMC personnel and shipboard crews must be aware of the significance of safety measures and how to apply it routinely at work. Even though accidents can usually be...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #9: Make Wind Safety a Breeze

Today's Safety Sunday Tip is: Make Wind Safety a Breeze The wind energy industry is the fastest-growing segment of renewable energy production. Both wind turbine installation and turbine maintenance are high-risk tasks, and safety considerations must be the main priority. It's important for our team to know that OSHA has identified the turbine area...
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How to Make Safety Personal

Simply put, safety is a personal matter . We can talk about every possible hazard around us, discuss a dozen ways to reduce the risks, and remind people all day long about using best practices, but at some point, it's vital to remember why we are talking about safety in the first place. And, that would be to make sure we all go home safely every da...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #8: Maintain Defensible Space

  Today's Safety Sunday Tip: Maintain D efensible Space "Help! Police! Help!" If you've ever heard those startling words being shout out loud, it might raise the hair on the back of your neck. In this day and age, we see more and more violent acts of terrorism, physical destruction of property, and even physical attacks. It is important to con...
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Mexico’s Military to Take Control of Ports to Counter Corruption

The move comes as Mexico's President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, says cartels have infiltrated the maritime industry over the past 15-20 years, inserting their influence over the movement of goods and customs services. The new legislation passes control of ports and customs from civil servants in the Transportation Ministry to the military. New l...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #7: Stay Alert And Don't Get Hurt

Today's Safety Sunday Tip: STAY ALERT AND DON'T GET HURT" Fatigue is more than simply feeling tired or drowsy. It is mental or physical exhaustion that stops a person from being able to function normally. Fatigue is caused by prolonged periods of physical and/or mental exertion without enough time to rest and recover. Today's blog will aim to educa...
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(Houston, Texas) Clyde Loll, Vice President of Compliance and QHSE at Gulf Marine Contractors, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Board for Certified Safety Managers (IBFCSM). Established in 1976, the IBFCSM oversees certification process opportunities in healthcare safety, hazard control management, emergency and di...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #6. - Respect Unbreakable Safety Rules

Today's Safety Sunday tip is: RESPECT UNBREAKABLE SAFETY RULES There are certain things in this world that you simply shouldn't do no matter who or where you are, regardless of the circumstances. I refer to these things as my " unbreakable safety rules " and we should ALL respect them. I'm quite certain that if we collectively lived by these unbrea...
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Captain Clyde's Safety Pin #5: Assess Risks!

Today's Safety Sunday tip is: ASSESS RISKS Risk assessment is a proactive HSE process tool. The more we understand its purpose and the more times we use it, the better we become at learning how to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards and minimize the likelihood of our employees getting hurt, damaging equipment, or possibly harming the environme...
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