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  • original townie
    October 13, 2012 - 06:22

    I think I will petition my employer and tell him I don't want to drive the ORR between 7:00 and 8:30 A/M because the traffic volume is too high and therefore I run a greater risk of an accident. I prefer to work between 9:30 A/M and 3:30 P/M.

    • PDC
      October 15, 2012 - 00:35

      Traffic volume troubling? Take another route. I work offshore. Is my work travel comparable to travel on the ORR. I think not. I need special training that might, might help me if I am lucky enough to survive an aircraft crash on my way to work. Then if I am so lucky to survive the crash I also need specialize clothing so I can survive the deadly cold ocean water. Then hopeful, if my luck is still holding, I will survive the several hours wait while hopeing for rescue. My travel is 5000 feet above the most violent, forcefull ocean in the world. If my mode of transportation fails me I can't pull over and cell phone mom & there is nobody else passing by who can stop and give me help. . My chances of survival do lesson during night travel. This has been documented, this is fact. So why should I risk my life, my family's provider and fly during night hours? So you petition your employer, if you see there is a better safer better way. You have my support, and I will petting mine. Then hopefully we will both arrive to and from work more safely. A second thought...I do see a similarty in what you say. I too travel the ORR to get to work, well to the heliport.

  • Supporter of these workers
    October 12, 2012 - 13:17

    I support the workers totally. If they don't want night flights then put more flights on during the day. They are the ones who have to do this!

    • a business man
      October 14, 2012 - 11:15

      I do not support these workers. Adding more flights would cost more money. Instead of more flights, the company should hire new workers who are willing to travel at night.

    • KR
      October 16, 2012 - 09:27

      A Business Man I wonder if you have family working for you and do they have to drive the highway at night. If you feel so strong about this, print the name of your company and see how much support you get. I guess you don't have much respect for the safety of your workers.

  • Observer
    October 12, 2012 - 09:05

    The sleepy CNLOPB must be abolished; it's only a social club pandering to big oil. It's priority to apease the oil and gouge industry and not provide protection and safety for offshore workers. It's failed miserably in its original mandate. The Wells inquiry exposed it for what it was worth; unaccountable to anyone but big oil.

  • William Daniels
    October 12, 2012 - 07:47

    I agree with Payne. This will be a telltale decision for the CNLOPB.