Committed to Your Safety
What is a company's greatest asset? Without a doubt it's their
people. That's why petroleum industry companies go to great lengths
to ensure the safety of their workers. Petroleum companies take
their responsibility to you and your family very seriously.
The industry as a whole operates under very strict safety
standards and government regulations to ensure the well-being of
workers. Companies, industry associations, communities and
governments collaborate together to implement programs that help
make the Canadian petroleum industry as safe as possible.
The industry has adopted a "safety first" culture, resulting in
the mining and petroleum industry achieving the lowest disabling
injury rate of the eight major industry sectors in 2007-2008.
Advances in safety equipment and technology, such
as air monitoring and GPS equipment have helped enhance worker
safety on-the-job. Oil and gas companies make big investments in
proper safety equipment, tools and the latest technology to protect
Oil and gas companies also work diligently to implement
emergency response plans, and prepare workers with drills and
training exercises should anything happen. Many oil and gas
employers hold regular safety meetings with their team to ensure
potential hazards are addressed and reinforcement of safety
procedures are followed.
Safety is a Two-Way Street
Wokers in any job can be exposed to numerous hazards, regardless
of the industry or type of work. Whether you are working indoors or
outdoors, accidents can happen. Proper safety training and
following safety procedures can help in minimizing accidents in the
workplace. Employees have a right to refuse unsafe work, and by
law, workers also have a responsibility to work safely on the job.
Workers should also report hazards or concerns to their supervisors
Employers are also responsible for providing a safe workplace
for all workers and must address potentially unsafe situations
immediately. Oil and gas employers are regularly monitored and
audited by safety bodies, to ensure the highest safety standards
and practices are being met. Companies dedicate specialists or
assign safety departments to implement industry safety codes, and
constantly monitor, improve and develop safety training
Safety is a two-way street and is everyone's responsibility. To
learn more about a company's safety procedures, visit their safety
pages directly for policies.
For more information on safety practices in the industry
Safety organizations and regulators:
Professional health and safety training for today's energy
- Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA)
The OSSA brings together the current oil sands owners to design
and implement an agreed set of Safety Training
- National Energy Board of Canada (NEB)
An independent federal agency that regulates several aspects of
Canada's energy industry in pipelines, energy development and
trade. The NEB serves to promote safety, environmental protection
and economic efficiency for Canadians.
Provincial Safety Information: