Every morning, hundreds of thousands of Canadians go to work because of Canada’s oil and natural gas industry. These Canadians provide a high quality of life for their families while contributing to their communities and the Canadian economy as a whole.
Canada’s energy industry strives to make sure that workers come home safely to their families every evening. Best practices see companies providing training, mentorship, and counsel on safety best practices for all employees, whether they’re brand new or have been on the job for years. For example, during Safety Stand-Down Week, front line workers and supervisors meet directly with CEOs and executive managers to talk about safety issues. Similarly, all offshore workers in Atlantic Canada go through specialized training and orientation programs, which include a five-day survival program.
The industry’s safety record shows that progress is being made across Canada, with safety performance continuing to improve during a time of growth in the industry. In 2013, the industry recorded an 11 per cent decline in the total recordable injury frequency (TRIF) over the last five years.
- Ensuring Canadians come home safely to their families every day is a priority for the oil and natural gas industry.
- During Safety Stand Down Week, front line workers meet directly with CEOs and managers to discuss and address safety issues.
- Offshore workers receive specialized training throughout their careers.