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Enform and OSSA sign merger agreement aimed at accelerating improvements in industry safety performance 

July 4, 2017

Enform Canada, the health and safety association for the upstream oil and gas industry, and Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), which is aimed at creating an incident free workforce, jointly announce they have executed an agreement to merge the two organizations. The newly-formed association will be responsible for leading and accelerating improvements in safety performance across the industry. 

Plans to merge the two organizations were postponed in 2016 due to industry market conditions. However, both organizations remained committed and reinitiated discussions early in 2017.

The merger will create one integrated entity to better serve the needs of the oil and gas industry, its workers and the public. Through research and education, the new organization is expected to accelerate safety performance, minimize duplication, improve operational efficiencies and reduce confusion among employers and workers regarding safety standards and training.

Closing of the agreement is expected by the end of September 2017, subject to normal closing conditions, consents and government approvals.

About OSSA

The Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) is a non-profit organization made up of representatives from Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Shell Canada, Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada Limited, as well as volunteer members from labour providers, unions, area contractors and learning providers. OSSA's objective is to bring together regional stakeholders to identify, develop and implement strategies and tools for the purpose of creating an incident free workforce.

About Enform

Enform supports and promotes the highest safety standards in Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry through innovative training, certifications, services and resources. We work with our clients and partners to ensure that everyone goes home safely every day.    


For more information, please contact:

Tim Gondek

Carol Howes

Executive Director

Vice President

Oil Sands Safety Association

Communications and PetroLMI

780.715.3925 or tim.gondek@ossa-wb.ca


403.516.8112 or carol.howes@enform.ca

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