Energy Safety Canada brings together the best of two industry leaders in safety - Enform and Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA). Energy Safety Canada will be a respected, globally recognized authority with deep oil and gas safety expertise that improves safe work performance.
As a new national voice, Energy Safety Canada will advance the work of its legacy organizations, to reach a goal of zero injuries and incidents. We are focused on creating standards to help the oil and gas industry arrive at one clear, simple and agreed-upon way of performing work safely.
For all of us in Canada's oil and gas industry, safety is changing for the better.
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Energy Safety Canada, a not-for-profit association, was created by the merger of Enform Canada (Enform) and Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) on October 2, 2017. Energy Safety Canada is the national safety association for the oil and gas industry. Representing workers and employers, Energy Safety Canada's focus is to develop and support common industry safety standards, ensure effective learning systems, share data analysis and safety expertise with workers and employers, and advocate for worker health and safety.
With offices in Calgary, Fort McMurray and Nisku, Alberta; Fort St. John, British Columbia; and Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Energy Safety Canada works with many partners to deliver safety training and services nationally.
John has worked for more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, holding a variety of successive senior leadership roles primarily focused on oil sands operations. Including, serving as Vice President, Oil Sands at Shell Canada. He has also played a central role in shaping the vision, purpose and benefits of a merged safety association since it was proposed in 2015. Download PDF
Murray is a former member of Enform's Board of Directors and former General Manager for Shell Canada's Greater Deep Basin. He has held a variety of progressive leadership roles in his 30-year career in the industry. Murray has served as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development for Shell's Heavy Oil division and as Crisis Chief of Staff for Shell in Canada. Download PDF
Paula provides strategic leadership for the development of safety training and initiatives to reduce injury and illness in the Canadian oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the organization in 2007, Paula gained valuable experience in the areas of human resources and environmental health and safety working in the oil and gas, construction, and utilities sectors. Download PDF
Carol is responsible for stakeholder relations, brand and communications management. She also provides leadership and strategic oversight in all aspects of management and operation for the PetroLMI division. Her more than 30 years of experience working in all aspects of business include: business journalist, vice president of a communications consulting firm, manager of media relations for one of Canada's largest energy companies, and vice president of strategic communications for a national public affairs firm. Download PDF
As Vice President, Finance and Chief Privacy Officer, Rick is responsible for Energy Safety Canada's accounting, contracts, business analysis and the operation of its Calgary facilities. Rick served as a senior accountant at Price Waterhouse, and then as controller at Indel-Davis Ltd. where his strong analysis skills and leadership resulted in significant cost efficiencies for the organization. Download PDF
Energy Safety Canada's Board of Directors will be made up of a combination of representatives of the six trade associations and representation from the Oil Sands CEO Council. There will be industry representation from the following sectors: services, conventional exploration and production, pipeline, and oil sands, as well as members-at-large.
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