Pipeline safety has dominated headlines in recent years but has this overshadowed other safety-sensitive parts of the oil supply chain in Canada?
Although Canada’s oil refineries continue to face economic challenges, the sector remains profitable with new capacity being added in various provinces. With additional expansion, maintaining a high commitment to refinery process safety is critical for preventing leaks, fires, and explosions. Recent events at the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) in Regina, Saskatchewan, demonstrate the significant occupational safety, reputational, and legal consequences of inadequate attention to managing process safety.
This Enbridge Research in Action seminar shed light on the importance of operational safety and social license in the oil refining sector using the CRC as a case study.
About the speaker:
Sean Tucker, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Hill School of Business at the University of Regina. He completed his PhD from the Queen’s School of Business in 2010 with a focus on occupational safety. His research focuses on CEO influences on safety culture and employee well being.
Tucker provides consulting support to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, Injury Prevention department, and he engages on safety-related consulting projects with public and private sector organizations.
Student perspective coming soon