Requiem for the rig pig

Koch, George
October 1993
Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;10/11/93, Vol. 20 Issue 43, p22
Focuses on rig workers, better educated, more safety conscious, and a lot harder to find. Current shortage of workers in a surging industry; Traditional roughneck drilling hands fading into myth; Required certificates from Petroleum Industry Training Service; All 19-day government funded PITS programs fully booked for 1993; Continuing need for trained, entry-level personnel; Cuts in lost-time accidents; Raising worker quality; Need for workers overseas.


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