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CEPA Supports Pilot Project for Monitoring Health and Safety Best Practices
April 9, 2012 | News Releases

Calgary, April 9th 2012 – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) supports a new pilot project designed to review health and safety processes within pipeline contractor management systems.

The pilot project will utilize a risk-based management methodology to examine various aspects of participating organizations safety management systems, including documentation, investigations, metrics, primary controls and objectives over a six to twelve month period.

“We realize that the contractor management process can be onerous for some of our contractor partners to manage, “said Ziad Saad, Vice-President, Safety & Sustainability. “The pilot project will help participating organizations identify areas within their business that could prevent, minimize or recover from potential health and safety incidents.”

The pilot project, led by Calgary-based Pragmatic Solutions Ltd., will be looking for contractor partners that are willing to participate and provide feedback into the process.

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate more than 100,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada and the United States. These energy highways move approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas each year. Our members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America.

To participate in the pilot project, please contact:
Rob Stewart, Pragmatic Solutions Ltd. Phone: (403) 274 7954

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ziad Saad, Vice-President Safety & Sustainability. Phone: 403 221 8760 or email

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