How do pipeline companies keep workers safe?

Thousands of Canadians work in the pipeline industry, and CEPA members want every employee, contractor and supplier to return home safely every day.

Every pipeline operator aims to create a safe work environment through a combination of training, supervision and ensuring a strong safety culture in their companies.

Leading from the top keeps everyone safe

 Safety is the number one priority for the pipeline industry – everyone from the newest recruit to a contractor to the president & CEO has a ‘safety first’ mindset. Those in leadership roles communicate the importance of safety to all employees and contractors, and ensure safe operations are consistently and universally implemented.

On every worksite, companies have safety leaders to help team members maintain safe practices. They are also responsible for maintaining safety equipment, worker personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency equipment readiness.

Rigorous training

 Training is a regular part of working at a pipeline company, both to reinforce safe habits as well as become familiar with new technology. Each company has its own company-specific training on their protocols, procedures and standards.

A few examples of training and certification include equipment operation, hydrogen sulphide safety training and fall protection training. These qualifications must be kept current.

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Safety is the top priority of the pipeline industry.

Every worker has a responsibility to act safely and ensure their own safety and that of their co-workers.

Every worker has a responsibility to act safely and ensure their own safety and that of their co-workers.

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