Safety

Canada’s energy industry is a global leader in safety, but our work’s never finished. We’re continuously improving the safety of our operations and transportation of our products. Two heads are better than one. That’s why we always work with the communities where we operate to develop safety plans.

Community Safety

We live here too.

Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is part of an energy industry that will never stop working to protect the communities we live and work in. Whether big or small, the safety of each and every community matters.

Canada’s oil and gas producers are continuously improving the safety of their operations and transportation of their products. Emergency Response Plans are customized for each community, covering key areas such as public safety, protection of community infrastructure, and a clear plan of action with local emergency responders.

Canada’s oil and natural gas companies gather feedback through different mechanisms including public consultations such as open houses, individual meetings and surveys, and carefully consider community input before making significant project decisions.

  • Canada’s oil and natural gas industry operates across all Canadian provinces. Whether big or small, the safety of each and every community matters.
  • Canada’s oil and natural gas industry develops Emergency Response Plans that are customized for each community.
  • Before a project is started, the industry strives to build strong relationships to understand the needs and concerns of the community.

Employee Safety

It’s a 24/7 job.

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.

Sources: CAPP

Local Partnerships

It’s what good neighbours do.

Like any good neighbour, Canada’s oil and natural gas industry strive to make our communities healthy, prosperous places for our families to live and thrive in. The industry has a long history of community engagement based on consultation and mutual respect. Ultimately, we want Canadians to feel their community is improved by the presence of the industry.

In 2013, Canada’s oil and natural gas industry contributed over $144 million to community organizations and important causes across Canada. From providing grants for after-school programs, to holding a recycling drive, to helping with natural disaster relief, the industry always steps up for our communities.

Through partnerships, the industry plays a key role in funding community activities and public services that improve the quality of life for all of us.

  • In 2013, the industry contributed over $144 million to community organizations and important causes across Canada.
  • Through public engagement and contribution, Canada’s oil and natural gas industry improves the quality of life for Canadian communities.

Sources: CAPP