Oilsands operation safety

Visser Deloitte released report on data analysis tools, cultural shifts making oilsands operations safer

Although injuries to workers in the oilsands have been declining, Visser Deloitte has released a report on the use of data analysis tools and cultural shifts to help make them even safer.

Predictive Site Safety: People and Culture For Life, the first of the Gaining Ground in the Sands 2015 series, says 2014 has been a difficult year for the mining and petroleum industry.

Despite an overall 14 per cent decrease in accidents since 2009, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety’s most recent study notes five mining and petroleum industry fatalities in the first nine months of this year.

The author of the report, Geoff Hill, Deloitte’s national oil and gas sector leader in Canada, said site safety begins with a culture of safety.

"At any industrial site, there’s really no such thing as having too much safety training."

The report discusses how data analysis tools can be used to predict the most likely places for accidents to occur and what can be done to prevent them.

Subsequent reports from the Gaining Ground in the Sands 2015 series will be released over the next few months.

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