At Suncor, safety is our number one value and our “safety first” mentality is embedded in everything we do. This includes speaking to pipeline safety at community events and participating in pipeline industry training. Here are a few examples of how we have shared and promoted pipeline safety through 2017.
EAPUOC’s Annual Safety Seminar
In April, 2017, we attended the Edmonton Area Pipeline and Utility Operators’ Committee’s (EAPUOC) Annual Safety Seminar to promote safety around Suncor’s pipelines.
EAPUOC is a not-for-profit association that engages in activities to encourage and promote safety around buried pipelines and cables. As a member of EAPUOC, Suncor participates in their community awareness programs, which includes attendance at community events, safety seminars and the distribution of safety coloring books to elementary schools in the Edmonton area. Our membership with EAPUOC and our participation in their events is beneficial for our company because it allows us to reach a much broader audience to promote pipeline safety to the community.
Western Canadian Spill Services (WCSS) annual training exercises
Suncor employee, Lorne Boychuk, helps deploy equipment at the WCSS training exercise in Wabamun, Alberta.
We participated in the Western Canadian Spill Services’ (WCSS) annual training exercise in August in Wabamun, Alberta. The WCSS training exercises help ensure the petroleum industry is capable of safe, effective oil spill response. During these exercises, efforts are focused on communication processes with government and stakeholders, research and development, contingency planning, equipment readiness and training to ensure skilled personnel are prepared to react quickly and thoroughly.
Athabasca County’s Fire Chiefs’ meeting
Suncor presented at Athabasca County’s Fire Chiefs’ meeting in December, where we shared pipeline safety information and answered questions about emergency response.