CALGARY, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the
Board) is taking concrete action to continually improve safety and
environmental protection in the energy sector. As a key component of
the NEB's Action Plan on Safety and Environmental Protection 2011-2012, the Board will be hosting a forum on the safety of energy
infrastructure on June 5 - 6, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, at the BMO
Centre at Stampede Park.
This event presents an opportunity to explore emerging practices and
regulatory actions in the oil and gas industry. Key topics to be
discussed include corporate leadership's role in building and
maintaining a safety culture, integration within management systems and
effective safety performance measurement.
"The NEB requires its regulated companies to have effect management
systems that provide the foundation for a pervasive culture of safety,"
said Gaétan Caron, the NEB's Chair and CEO. "A strong safety culture
will increase protection of the public, workers and the environment
while at the same time help to build public trust in the energy sector
and its regulators, a critical component to the energy sector's
The Safety Forum is yet another step the Board is taking towards
achieving its target of zero incidents on NEB-regulated pipelines and
facilities. The Forum will seek to identify opportunities that both
industry and regulators can take to improve safety outcomes and will
serve to generate further discussion and change in the days to follow.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several
parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and
protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to
regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public
interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit
This news release is available on the NEB's website at www.neb-one.gc.ca under What's New!
For more information on the Safety Forum, please visit http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rsftyndthnvrnmnt/sfty/nbsftyfrm2013/nbsftyfrm2013-eng.html.
SOURCE: National Energy Board
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