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April 02, 2014

Safety Alert

Apr 2, 2014 - Fraudulent OSSA Training Credentials/ Training Providers 



March 24, 2014

Application and Program Submission Guidelines - APSG2013

Download the latest OSSA Application and Program Submission Guidelines (APSG2013)


March 24, 2014


This position is based out of the Bob Lamb Industry Education Center on Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta.

This position requires well-developed organizational and coordinating skills, work with a minimum of direction, the ability to demonstrate initiative, to expedite work flow, and work well within a team. 

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Please send cover letter and resumes to or by fax (780) 715-3945. No phone calls please. Deadline for submissions is April 18, 2014.


January 31, 2014

Safety Advisory

January 30, 2014   

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall with Health Canada

Recall Date: December 19, 2013

Red Wing Shoes Recalls Steel Toe Work Boots Due to Impact Hazard

Click here for the Red Wing Recall Notice

Click here for the Red Wing Recall Models



December 13, 2012

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”.



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Box #13, 8115 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 2H7
Tel (780) 791-4944 | Fax (780) 715-3945

Located in Northern Alberta, Fort McMurray's largest industry
is oil sands extraction and upgrading. The Oil Sands Safety
Association (OSSA) has been formed to work toward achieving
the common goals in this unique and vibrant community.

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