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Bear Awareness | A Program Development Guide

This guideline is based on information from the Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC)'s Bear Hazard Response Guideline, as well as Energy Safety Canada's Bear Awareness Course. It addresses the roles and responsibilities for prime contractors, employers and workers with respect to worksite bear management. It also provides guidance on preparing a Bear Management Plan for a given project and includes a Risk Matrix.

November 21, 2016

Developer: Energy Safety Canada
Sponsor Organization: CAGC
Current Status: Endorsed



  • Bear Encounter Situations and Responses: This sheet provides guidance on how to react during an encounter with a bear.


  • Wildlife Risk Matrix: Use this risk matrix when working around bears and other wildlife.