North Atlantic's employees have been steadily developing a culture of sound occupational health and
safety practices for years. We've broken new ground with our safe work habits, placing us
among the top safety performers in the province and in the industry. Employees have individually accepted
responsibility for our actions related to workplace safety. That's how together all 500 of us set a record of nearly 2.5 million person-hours without a lost time injury. Each and every employee at North Atlantic
deserves the gratitude and admiration of coworkers, families and neighbours for this outstanding example
of self-respect and respect for one another.
North Atlantic is a leader in health and safety. We credit our declining injury rate to many factors including:
Individual employee acceptance of responsibility for safety
Company support for safety above all other priorities
Adoption of industry best practices and procedures
Award-winning employee training
No one thing or one person makes a company safe. It's a combination of well-trained people, a
solid safety management program, and a commitment from all of us to do the safest job possible,
Safety is a mindset that takes time to develop and gain acceptance for.
An injury-free workplace is something we strive for every minute of every day. That's why we're
enjoying our refinery's best safety performance in history.
How did we get here?
An integrated management system helped us develop improved
safety policies and procedures.
Process hazard analysis mean that each and every unit in our
refining process has been thoroughly analysed for potential risks. Safe measures are in place to
help control these risks.
Job safety analysis thoroughly reviews every step of
every job to pinpoint safety concerns and address them before the job starts. Know what you're getting
into before you get into it - that's our job-safety motto.
Task safety assessments identify and eliminate additional safety concerns
that may have been missed through other processes.
Incident investigations fully evaluate each incident to determine the root cause and take immediate actions to
Risk management inspections detect safety
concerns before issues develop. Our in-house, National Board-certified inspectors have the expertise
and high-tech tools required to determine the integrity and longevity of our operating equipment.
Our Emergency Response Team is packed with highly-qualified safety technicians
and expertly-trained emergency responders help keep us safe every day. We have the best fire fighters,
first aid/CPR technicians, and oil spill response team. On any given shift, there are more than a
dozen trained responders and a team of dedicated safety technicians on site.
We have on staff Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) and certified health and safety consultants with extensive knowledge of health and safety principles and practices who offer
professional safety guidance to employees, management, and to our joint Occupational Health and
Award-winning education and training: Our programs give
employees the knowledge and confidence needed to be the best at their job, and take ownership of
their own safety and that of their coworkers. Employees are held accountable for safety, and are
rewarded for strong safety performance.