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February 7, 2013 - Possible fall protection equipment failure.
New Executive Director
On behalf of the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) Board of Directors, we are pleased to welcome back Tim Gondek as Executive Director, effective January 15, 2013.
Over the past year, the OSSA members have been seeking new ways to collaborate and accelerate the industry towards world class safety performance. Tim is returning to this role due to a renewed focus within the industry and a strong desire by the companies to create a breakthrough in performance.
“Tim brings a unique perspective to this role,” said Peter Janson, OSSA board chair and CNRL senior vice president, Horizon Operations. “His in-depth knowledge of OSSA, strong industry relationships and clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities make him an excellent choice to return to OSSA and help the industry achieve this breakthrough.”
Tim spent 5 years with OSSA before moving to Suncor Energy as Director, Oil Sands Health & Safety. Tim has 24 years of industry experience and his passion for safety will ensure OSSA can continue to move forward on its objectives.
The Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) is a non-profit organization made up of representatives from Syncrude Canada, Suncor Energy, Shell Albian Sands and Canadian Natural Resources, as well as volunteer members from the labour providers unions, area contractors and learning providers. The OSSA's objective is to bring together regional stakeholders to identify, develop and implement strategies and tools for the purpose of creating “an incident free workforce”.
Update to Fall Protection Safety Training Standard
November 30, 2012
OSSSA has released an update to the Fall Protection Safety Training Standard (FP2010-Rev01).
All Training Providers are required to implement the updates by January 31, 2013.
Oct 1, 2012 - Tampered OSSA Credentials - Safety Builders Training Corporation Fall Protection (FP2010)
New OSSA Executive Director
The Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Avery from Shell Albian Sands as their new Executive Director.
Scott brings with him years of experience in operations and maintenance, management and contractor safety gained from two of our members sites, Syncrude and Shell Albian Sands. He is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead in the support of OSSA's Vision and Mission.