Todd Wells

Todd Wells is a safety professional who works to turn complex projects into successes, implementing effective safety initiatives and consistently achieving measurable positive results on his projects.

Todd is currently a Surface Safety Coordinator with Hatch and understands that world-class safety is about establishing a culture that manages risks and workplace behaviors that cost money.

Todd has landed HSE consulting, management and advisory jobs in offshore oil and gas, EPCM and contractor roles on projects that include the construction, hook-up, mating, and commissioning of the Hebron project (a gravity base oil and gas production platform), construction of a new nickel processing plant (Long Harbor Processing Plant) as well as the IOCC iron ore mine, and Voisey’s Bay nickel mine expansion projects to name just a few. Additional HSE experience includes subsea cable installation, pull in, connection and commissioning on the Maritime Link Project, fabrication, marine repairs and refits, utilities and seismic exploration.

Todd is a trained safety professional with a post-graduate diploma Advanced Safety Engineering Technology and Business Management from the College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland, Canada.

In his off time, you can find Todd spending quality time hanging out, kayaking and mountain biking with his two sons.

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Articles by Todd Wells


High-voltage risk High-voltage risk High-voltage risk High-voltage risk


Arc flashes can quickly cause severe injury. Some workers require arc flash protection from head to toe. Here's the equipment they need.

Heavy machinery Heavy machinery Heavy machinery Heavy machinery


Will you be operating heavy machinery? Here's the kind of training you'll need.

How to Care for Your Work Boots How to Care for Your Work Boots How to Care for Your Work Boots How to Care for Your Work Boots


Few things are as comfortable and reliable as a good pair of work boots. Find out how to make yours last longer.

How to select a respirator How to select a respirator How to select a respirator How to select a respirator


Find out how the different respirators work and which one is best suited for your work application.

Steel mill fire Steel mill fire Steel mill fire Steel mill fire


Industrial fires are dangerous and are responsible for shockingly high property damage costs. Find out how to prevent them.

Emergency lighting and exit sign Emergency lighting and exit sign Emergency lighting and exit sign Emergency lighting and exit sign


An emergency management plan can help mitigate the damage when the unexpected happens. But what should be included in yours?

Concrete work Concrete work Concrete work Concrete work


Concrete is common in construction projects but poses numerous hazards. Learn about them and what controls you should have in place.

Q&A by Todd Wells


What should I look for in a coverall for asbestos abatement work? What should I look for in a coverall for asbestos abatement work? What should I look for in a coverall for asbestos abatement work? What should I look for in a coverall for asbestos abatement work?


Disposable coveralls should be used for asbestos abatement work in order to prevent asbestos contamination of your work clothes. Not any...

Chemicals stored in warehouse Chemicals stored in warehouse Chemicals stored in warehouse Chemicals stored in warehouse


The term GHS stands for the Globally Harmonized System Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. It classifies chemicals and communicates...

How can I find the most comfortable work boots? How can I find the most comfortable work boots? How can I find the most comfortable work boots? How can I find the most comfortable work boots?


When you work hard and spend your whole day in a pair of work boots, you naturally want and deserve the most comfortable pair you can get....

How long should my work boots last? How long should my work boots last? How long should my work boots last? How long should my work boots last?


Your work boots could last anywhere between several months and several years. It all depends on a number of factors:The quality of your...

What is the difference between penetration and permeation? How do I know which test method to use? What is the difference between penetration and permeation? How do I know which test method to use? What is the difference between penetration and permeation? How do I know which test method to use? What is the difference between penetration and permeation? How do I know which test method to use?


Choosing and evaluating the right protective clothing is critical. Not choosing correctly and failing to evaluate and test can have serious...

How do I choose the right fabric that will protect me from chemicals when purchasing disposable protective clothing? How do I choose the right fabric that will protect me from chemicals when purchasing disposable protective clothing? How do I choose the right fabric that will protect me from chemicals when purchasing disposable protective clothing? How do I choose the right fabric that will protect me from chemicals when purchasing disposable protective clothing?


Before choosing disposable protective clothing, you first need to need to ascertain what the disposable protective clothing will protect...