June 2015 Issue of the Canadian Petroleum Contractor magazine

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in this issue 4 5 8 11 14 A message from the board Regional news Changing cost drivers advertisers Clarkway Construction Ltd. 5 Containment Solutions Inc. 15 DTE Industries (2010) Ltd. National Energy Equipment Inc. Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association Steelcraft Inc. ZCL Composites Inc. 10 2 3 13 16 Staying current POST safety bulletin Advertising Sales and Editorial Offices: Stagnito Business Information Canada, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1510, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4 Telephone: 416.256.9908 Toll-free: 877.687.7321 Fax: 888.889.9522 Email: EHoffman@stagnitomail.ca JUNE 2015 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 3 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 3 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
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a message from the board BOARD OF DIRECTORS CPCA MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS Alberta Petroleum Storage Systems Contractors Association Association des Entrepreneurs Pétroliers du Québec Inc. British Columbia Petroleum Contractors Association Manitoba Petroleum Contractors Association Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association Saskatchewan Retail Petroleum Construction Association ALBERTA The CPCA board of directors meets regularly to discuss issues that affect our industry. Whether the subjects of our discussions are training, membership, finances or AGMs, it all relates to the well-being and sustainability of our businesses. Given the concerns regarding oil prices, US exchange rates, and their effect on the Canadian economy, we decided we should offer our members a more sophisticated perspective. We engaged the services of an experienced economist familiar with our industry. Dr. David Bond is a retired economist for HSBC Bank Canada and retired UBC economics professor. He has written for many Canadian newspapers, including the Globe and Mail, and has written economics textbooks used at the university level. He has also held senior federal government positions over the years. We are pleased to provide you with his comments on the topics mentioned above in his article, “Changing cost drivers affecting your industry.” CPCA board of directors Marcus Cormier Cantest Solutions Tel: 403.912.9129 Ext. 12 mcormier@cantest.net Pat White Leak Technologies Solutions Tel: 403.637.0280 pwhite@leaktechsol.ca MANITOBA Chad Kenwood Century Petroleum Construction Tel: 204.694.2230 centpet@mts.net ONTARIO Gord Thompson Comco Canada Inc. Tel: 705.728.0905 gord.thompson@comcocanada.com Phil Hughes Southwest Energy Control Systems of Canada Tel: 905.420.8400 Ext. 102 phughes@southwestenergy.ca QUEBEC Guy Rochon Service & Construction Mobile Ltée Tel: 418.688.5751 grochon@groupemobile.com Louis Rizzetto Équipement National Énergie Tel: 514.489.8281 lrizzetto@nee.ca SASKATCHEWAN Arlene Wright Capital Petroleum Services Ltd. Tel: 306.757.3533 arlene_cps@sasktel.net Mike Seibel National Energy Equipment Inc. Tel: 306.665.0223 mseibel@nee.ca BRITISH COLUMBIA Rob Bateman Western Oil Services Tel: 604.514.4787 rbateman@westernoilservices.com CPCA OFFICE Michelle Rae, Administrator Mailing Address: 92 Caplan Ave. Suite 223 Barrie, ON L4N 0Z7 Toll Free – 1.866.360.6722 Tel: 705.735.9437 Fax: 705.735.9418 info@cpcaonline.com Web: www.cpcaonline.com OFFICERS Marcus Cormier, President; Pat White, Vice President; Louis Rizzetto, Secretary; Chad Kenwood, Treasurer 4 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2015 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 4 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
a message from the board  BOARD OF DIRECTORS CPCA MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS  Alberta Petroleum Storage Systems Contractors Assoc...
News from the BCPCA By Rob Bateman Here in British Columbia, we’re all enjoying a fairly robust work schedule, which has picked up since the first quarter slowdown. The BCPCA had a board meeting on May 1. We are continuing our efforts to make upgrades to the training manuals and the exams for both tech designations and the core training. We have had difficulty getting through to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) since they made changes to their structure, which re-centralized trade training. It appears that the current administration group is overwhelmed with the additional responsibilities. At the CPCA annual general meeting, we discussed recommending the exchange of material training and upgrades between the BCPCA and the CPCA in an effort to standardize Canadian petroleum technician training. We recommend that this be added to the agenda at the AGM in June. One of our issues in BC is the lack of standards and inspection by provincial government officials. While we are lobbying for this, we are not sure whether to focus our efforts on the Safety Authority or through the Fire Code. More work will be done on this, and we are in the pro- cess of contacting both provincial trade authorities, as mentioned, and safety authorities. In the meantime, more petroleum technicians are writing the ‎certification exams in order to qualify for work being tendered by governments, GCs, and engineers. We have maintained contact with federal government authorities, and their support for our cause has been very strong.  JUNE 2015 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 5 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 5 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
News from the BCPCA By Rob Bateman Here in British Columbia, we   re all enjoying a fairly robust work schedule, which has...
Upcoming APSSCA events By Marcus Cormier As summer finally approaches, the APSSCA board has been working on preparations for our annual general meeting taking place at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary on June 10 at 10 a.m., as well as our 17th annual golf tournament on June 11 at the Sirocco Golf and Country Club in Calgary. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. This year, we are offering Canadian Petroleum Mechanic review and exam sessions in Calgary on June 8, 9, and 10. If you have technicians enrolled in the CPCA Petroleum Home Study Program and they are ready for the review and exam sessions offered in June, please contact Michelle Rae at 1-866-360-6722 (toll free) to ensure you are registered for these sessions. Please note that these are not training sessions, but rather review sessions for technicians who have been following the home study program and are preparing to write their Petroleum Mechanic exams. Sessions offered: PMH – June 8, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. PM1 – June 9, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. PM2/PM3 – June 10, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. Note: The PM2 and PM3 classes will be combined. This year, we have three long-standing directors who will be retiring from our board of directors – Gerrit DeHaan (Petrocom Construction), David Jonasson (Centcom Construction), and Cathy Coutu (Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta). It has been a pleasure serving with them and I want to thank them all for their many years of service, energy, and contributions to our association.      News from the OPCA By Michelle Rae OPCA 2015 golf tournament Save the date! The 2015 OPCA golf tournament is scheduled for September 18. Proceeds from the tournament go to Threads of Life, a very special organization that promotes safety in the workplace and supports families who have suffered a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease through many of their programs across Canada. The OPCA raised more than $7,000 for Threads of Life through last year’s tournament, so be sure to join us this year for a great day of golf. Corrosion control workshop for the TSSA The OPCA recently provided a workshop for the TSSA’s inspection division on the recommended procedures for Cathodic Protection (or corrosion control) on steel tanks and associated piping, including what to look for on a survey report when reviewing facility owner’s records. Proper reporting and record keeping on Cathodic Protection is required by both contractors and facility owners and the OPCA is also working with TSSA on a standard survey form to be used province-wide to ensure continuity of procedures. OPCA pension plan The OPCA is thrilled to be launching a registered pension plan program for OPCA members. The main goal of the OPCA pension plan is to pool the resources of the entire association, and provide advantages to each and every member. This is achieved with lower management fees from the investments we choose in each individual account. The more members we have, the lower the fees will be for all. Enrollment in the plan will exclude employers from mandatory participation in the Ontario Registered Pension Plan. We started the process in March and hope everyone is signed up by June, so members are encouraged to register right away. Contact the OPCA office at 1-866-360-6722 (OPCA) for details.     Welcome new members •  .S. Nichols Construction Inc. W •  .D. McLaren Limited P •  lueprint2Build (SOJ Associates) B •  renchline Construction T •  otal Meter Service T 6 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2015 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 6 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
Upcoming APSSCA events By Marcus Cormier As summer finally approaches, the APSSCA board has been working on preparations f...
End of the dispute between the OIQ and the AEPQ By Jacques Poulin To start, let’s give a short summary of the facts. The Quebec legislation ruling the engineers was promulgated in 1972. This law stipulates that the goal is to assure the public safety and is covering in a general manner the mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic works. From 1972 to 2008, no infraction or suit was taken against any members. When more and more suits were taken, we decided to bring these cases to the court. In the first case, wherein one of our members was first making a very standard petroleum equipment installation, the court of first instance ruled in our favour based on the following facts: “It is not to the engineers association to extend any definition to the words that appear in the law.” Our lawyer, Richard Cliche, has represented the AEPQ since 1973 and has never lost a court case in this period of time. In his defence plea, he came out with a simple, but very effective example. According to the extended definitions of the engineers association, a milking system installation on a farm would require some engineering plans and supervision, as it has components that are mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic. The OIQ appealed that decision to the Quebec superior court. The appeal was rejected, as the judge maintained that if the government wanted to include petroleum equipment installation in the engineer’s field of competence, he would have specified it as he did for the construction of a retention basin under or above ground tank. While we were proceeding with our court case, there was another case where a professional technologist was sued for proposing drawings for a service station equipment installation. In this case, the court of first instance and the superior court ruled in favour of the OIQ. As the two cases were similar in nature, the AEPQ and the provincial technologist association asked the Quebec appeal court to clarify the jurisdiction of the OIQ. This last appeal court has very quickly rejected the OIQ’s claims and stated very clearly that the petroleum equipment installation work in Quebec does not require any engineering plans as supervision.     Fin de la dispute entre l’ordre des ingénieurs du Québec et l’association des entrepreneurs pétroliers du Québec Pour commencer, voici un court résumé des faits. La loi du Québec, sur les ingénieurs, date de 1972. Cette loi stipule, de façon générale, que son but est d’assurer la protection du public et que les travaux de mécanique, d’électricité et d’hydraulique sont touchés par cette loi. De 1972 à 2008, jamais une plainte ne fût portée contre l’un de nos membres. Notre association, recevant des plaintes répétées, a décidé de contester ces plaintes devant les tribunaux. Dans le premier jugement, concernant une installation pétrolière très standard, la cour de première instance rejeta cette plainte et rendit un jugement en notre faveur, se basant sur les faits suivants : « Il n’est pas donné à l’ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, le pouvoir de faire dire à des mots ce qu’ils signifient ». Notre avocat, Me Richard Cliche, qui représente notre association depuis 1973, n’a jamais perdu une cause que ce soit contre la commission de la construction ou n’importe quelle autre instance gouvernementale. Dans sa plaidoirie, il a amené un exemple simple, mais combien réaliste. Dans un système de traite des vaches, il y a des notions de mécanique, d’électricité et d’hydraulique, pourtant des plans d’ingénieur, ou la surveillance des travaux par un ingénieur, n’est pas requis. Finalement, l’ordre des ingénieurs du Québec porte cette décision en appel, devant la cour supérieure du Québec, qui nous a encore donné raison en disant que si le gouvernement avait voulu que les travaux d’installation pétrolière soient régis, il l’aurait spécifié dans la loi, comme il l’a indiqué dans un seul cas, c’est où un bassin de rétention est construit pour des réservoirs hors terre. En même temps que cette cause était devant les tribunaux, une autre cause, impliquant un technologue professionnel qui avait proposé des plans d’implantation, était perdue en cours de première instance et en cour d’appel, à la cour supérieure. Puisque les deux cas traitaient toujours sur les travaux d’installation pétrolière, nous avons décidé d’aller à la cour d’appel du Québec pour présenter les deux cas. Cette cour d’appel a rejeté rapidement les prétentions de l’ordre des ingénieurs du Québec et a statué que les travaux d’installation pétrolière ne relevaient absolument pas de la compétence des ingénieurs.     JUNE 2015 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 7 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 7 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
End of the dispute between the OIQ and the AEPQ By Jacques Poulin To start, let   s give a short summary of the facts. The...
The recent decline in the price of oil should have only a marginal impact upon your business, primarily due to a rise in the use and therefore wear on fuel dispensers as consumers buy more fuel. 8 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2015 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 8 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
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CHANGING COST DRIVERS AFFECTING YOUR INDUSTRY How will the key trends impact your bottom line? For contractors in your industry, the primary business relates to fuel dispensers and storage systems. It does not involve searching for, producing, or refining hydrocarbons. Thus the recent decline in the price of oil should have only a marginal impact on your business, primarily due to a rise in the use and therefore wear on fuel dispensers as consumers buy more fuel. Most analysts are predicting that oil will remain below $75 dollars for at least 18 months. Saudi Arabia wants to retain market share and it has the lowest cost of production, so it will force down the price until other, higher-cost producers, including the tar sands and fracking, exit the market. Given the slower rate of growth in the demand for oil products, lower prices will prevail until supply matches demand – probably about 18 months. While the price of oil has risen and then declined substantially over the past few years, what have been other key trends in the environment in which you operate? Consider just three things: the cost of labour, the cost of parts, and imposition of regulations, primarily related to safety, by both government and the oil companies themselves. by Dr. David Bond, author and economist Labour costs constitute a major expense and they have risen – not uniformly across the nation, it is true – but nowhere have they fallen. As the economy continues to grow, even if only 2% annually, and unemployment declines, the demand for higher wages will become more common and strident. Parts, particularly those coming from the US, have in the past year risen by more than 15%, and those increased prices caused by the falling Loonie are unlikely to be reversed in the short to intermediate term (say five years). Most economists believe that the exchange rate will settle at about 85¢, partly because oil will likely remain at $75 or lower for at least 18 months, if not longer. While exports will rise, commodity prices (coal, copper, and iron ore) will remain relatively low, and they constitute a major part of our exports. Also, growth in Canada will be lower than in the US, so the Bank of Canada will keep interest rates lower than in the US. This will cause a modest outflow of investment capital, putting further downward pressure on the Loonie. Note that even if the exchange rate were to move back to something close to par (which is highly unlikely), prices on parts could be expected to rise in US dollars over time. There is a cost to increased regulation no matter what the source. The cost comes primarily in the form of increased time required to undertake JUNE 2015 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 9 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 9 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
CHANGING COST DRIVERS  AFFECTING  YOUR  INDUSTRY How will the key trends impact your bottom line   For contractors in your...
Labour costs, including employee training, are a major expense for contractors. There are two important facts to bear in mind when oil companies ask you to reduce your prices. First, in the total costs of their operations, servicing of fuel dispensers and storage facilities are an infinitesimal part of their expenditures, and their franchisees bear most of the cost. Even if everyone in the industry were to cut fees by 50%, the impact on the oil companies’ bottom lines would be relatively insignificant. Second, any cost reduction you offer up comes right out of your bottom line. When oil rose to more than $100 US a barrel, did the oil companies voluntarily offer to raise what they paid you for each service call? Why were you ignored when high prices for crude prevailed, but when things are tough they go after your margins? That sounds like “Heads I win, tails you lose.”     a given task: time to make sure regulations are followed, time to fill out required reports, time to train technicians on the new regulations, and time costs money. Your money. The decline in oil prices has had an adverse impact on the bottom line of petroleum producers, and that has led them to try to cut costs. The expense related to servicing fuel dispensing and storage is a natural target. After all, individual service companies are no match for multinational multi-billion dollar corporations. Dr. Bond was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and received his university education in the United States at Dartmouth College and Yale University, where he earned his doctorate in economics. He has taught at the universities of Western Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. He has also coauthored books on the impact of US-Canada Free Trade on the Canadian furniture industry, as well as a textbook on money and banking, now in its third edition. His most recent book, Future Perfect: Retirement Strategies for Productive People, clearly establishes that retirement is the beginning of a new series of adventures and experiences. ISO 9001:2008 Certified “Your Partner in Total Containment Solutions” Protecting the environment for future generations. Aboveground Tanks Underground Tanks Tank Accessories Fire Rated Tanks Double Bottom Tanks Fuel Oil Tanks Double Wall Oval Tanks Custom Fabrication Spill collectors - Wall Mounted, Free standing,  Vertical Tanks Horizontal Tanks Bench Tanks Dike Tanks Utility Tanks Sub-Base Tanks Static Head Tanks Utility Pumps Rectangular Tanks Threaded & Integral Style All tanks are designed, fabricated and labeled in accordance to the latest edition of applicable standards UL, ULC, AWWA, API, Up to 250,000LT 69 Comstock Road Toronto, ON M1L 2G9 Phone: 416-757-6278 Fax: 416-757-5579 Toll Free: 1-800-387-1400 dteindustries.com sales@dteindustries.com 10 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2015 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 10 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
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ing tay S nt re ur c test s the la ase owc nce sh confere CA lle Rae By Miche ents ind lopm try deve us OP The OPCA 21st annual conference was held over three days from March 8-11 in Toronto, in conjunction with The Convenience U CARWACS Show. Day one of the conference launched with manufacturer training sessions for APT, Dualoy, FE Petro, Flexworks, Petrovend, Icon, ASI, Gilbarco, CSI, and PD McLaren. New sessions this year included DEF Dispenser training from PD McLaren, Icon Containment equipment training, and the VeederRoot session by Gilbarco. The OPCA would also like to thank Franklin Fueling, OPW, CSI Products, and Red Leonard, who have provided training for many years now, along with all of the manufacturers for their continued support of the association and its members. Some reps even travel from the US to provide these sessions. Sessions provide important information on the latest equipment and products. Participation is important, as many of our members who are required to keep this certification up to date are small contractors and typically find it a challenge to obtain the training. Manufacturers’ participation offers these contractors the convenience of attending the conference and re-certifying at the same time. The OPCA works with the manufacturers to provide these sessions at no additional charge to OPCA members and their employees. The OPCA was also thrilled to extend the session invitation to the TSSA and their fuels safety inspection team and engineering department staff. The OPCA also held re-certification sessions for current certificate holders of OPCA’s corrosion control program. Certification requires the holder to recertify every three years, with re-evaluation of their continu- ous knowledge of the proper testing, reporting, and surveying procedures for corrosion protection on steel tanks and piping. That evening, the OPCA welcomed members during a cocktail reception. Attendees were also given a few promotional items from the OPCA. Day two saw the launch of the POST safety forum and breakfast hosted by the OPCA, and included a panel of guest speakers invited to discuss a variety of topics. The planning committee was comprised of Rob Rivers of Claybar Contracting, Scott Eadie of SAS Petroleum Technologies, Russ Porter of National Energy Equipment, and myself representing the OPCA. After opening remarks from our master of ceremonies, Andy Ferland, Rob Rivers delivered his presentation on the importance of site housekeeping. This was followed by Russ Porter’s presentation, “Forming your behavioural safety.“ On behalf of the POST committee, I presented an overview of the plans for a new level of POST online orientation geared toward those in supervisory roles. After the planning committee’s presentations, our guest speakers delivered their presentations on a variety of topics: Heather Cowie, senior EHS advisor for Suncor Energy, discussed Suncor’s stanJUNE 2015 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 11 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 11 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
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dards for operational discipline, and provided their safety statistics for 2014. Heather also shared a video on hand safety to communicate some of Suncor’s learnings from last year. Respect Group’s Kevin McLaughlin discussed their program that helps organizations and their employees recognize and prevent bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace through their interactive online certification. John Aird of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services discussed work at height requirements, and presented the provincial requirements for hiring new workers. Our special keynote was motivational speaker Neil Aitchison. When not performing his duties as senior manager of market development at Melloul-Blamey Construction, Neil is a seasoned performer and broadcaster who receives rave reviews for his unique way of finding humour in everyday life. His presentations share laughs and honest reflections on life, and clearly demonstrate how to cope with life’s constant changes and stresses by exercising humour as an option. If you’re looking for a fun and lighthearted speaker, consider Neil for your next event. On behalf of the POST committee, Lance Mullett of SAS Petroleum Technologies presented Ron Ballantyne and Siep Nyholt with appreciation awards for their service on the POST committee. Both Ron and Siep were charter members of the committee representing Imperial Oil, and provided invaluable input for the POST program. Also, a big thank you goes to Andy Ferland of Claybar Contracting, who did a great job as master of ceremonies and kept the pace going throughout the morning. A number of prizes were handed out to attendees at the conclusion of the morning, before everyone enjoyed a lunch buffet and headed over to the International Centre to attend The Convenience U CARWACS Show. In the evening, the OPCA hosted a dinner, followed by entertainment featuring Gemini Award-winning comedian Pete Zedlacher. Afterwards, several associate member companies, including National Energy Equipment, KMD, and Waleco, played host to members in their hospitality suites. The final day of the conference wrapped up with the OPCA annual general meeting in the morning. OPCA president Gord Thompson opened the AGM by welcoming members and guests and providing an overview of the OPCA’s involvement and participation with regulatory and industry organizations such as the TSSA, CSA, and ULC. Gord also noted the OPCA has attended meetings with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, keeping them apprised of OPCA initiatives. Gord also reported OPCA’s newest initiatives, including developing a course for generator work and creating a pension plan for OPCA members. OPCA secretary Lou Cerruti reported the results of the previous year’s member survey. Members were asked to rate the OPCA on a number of subjects. Overall results showed OPCA members are generally satisfied with the programs and services the OPCA provides. For instance, when members were asked to rate the quality of the OPCA conferences, media such as our newsletters and the CPCA magazine, and the insurance programs, the overall ratings were very good to excellent. Dave Mason of Canada Brokerlink provided an update on the OPCA’s environmental and contractor liability insurance programs, and also included some general figures with respect to claims over the past five years. Dave also reminded contractors to keep all of their documentation in order, and to be mindful of client’s business practices, as statistics show companies with poor practices are more likely to submit an insurance claim. The claims process is a very stressful time; therefore, he stressed the importance of keeping the communication lines open with your insurance broker. 12 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2015 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 12 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
dards for operational discipline, and provided their safety statistics for 2014. Heather also shared a video on hand safet...
OPCA members spent time with other industry stakeholders on the trade show floor at The Convenience U CARWACS Show in Toronto, while OPCA staff provided information to attendees at the association’s booth. Steelcraft_1011_Waterloo:Layout 1 In other insurance-related news, the OPCA hopes to establish a pension fund program for OPCA members. Steve Peachey of National Bank Financial was on hand to help present the program. Steve provided an overview of the proposed program, noting that regardless of company size, the program will benefit all members. He added that it not only promotes long-term employment, but would also give members more control, compared to the proposed provincial pension plan that will become mandatory next year. Our final guest speakers were Zenon Fraczkowski and Ann-Marie Barker of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority. Ann-Marie is the engineering specialist for Liquid Fuels at the TSSA and is responsible for the development of the Liquid Fuels Handling Code, providing technical assistance to both inspectors and external clients. Zenon Fraczkowski joined the Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Services in 1980 and now works with Ann-Marie at the TSSA as the fuels safety engineering manager. Zenon provided a corporate update of the TSSA, including an overview of their tasks, responsibilities, and stakeholders. Ann-Marie provided an overview of the updates to the Liquid Fuels Handling Code, which is the regulation in Ontario developed by the TSSA in consultation with the industry. The code updates are currently being reviewed under the Environmental Registry and public consultation, and the code is expected to be published in early 2016. An overview of these updates is available on the OPCA website.     Please visit the OPCA website at www.OPCAonline.org for all of the conference highlights and presentations. 10/25/11 6:15 AM Page 1 Storage Containment Solutions Since 1923 Looking for a superior storage containment solution? STEELCRAFT Inc.offers a full line of standard and custom liquid containment tanks and systems, as well as pressure vessels including: single and double-walled tanks, underground storage,process vessels,and field erected tanks. Field-proven after thousands of installations, our products meet stringent code specifications and are the choice of engineers, contractors, and architects.With our leading-edge engineering, custom manufacturing facilities, and in-house finishing capability,you can trust us to deliver a quality product on time,every time. For lasting,trouble-free storage containment,STEELCRAFT Inc. Visit our website or contact us: Waterloo,ON 1-800-265-8840 Moncton,NB 1-888-258-8166 Edmonton,AB 1-888-661-8265 Innisfail,AB 1-800-661-2851 www.steelcraftinc.com JUNE 2015 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 13 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 13 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
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safety bulletin Taking POST up a level By Michelle Rae, administrator, Petroleum Oriented Safety Training Last year, the POST committee saw a need to take the online orientation to another level (literally), so they appointed a sub-committee to develop the framework for an online orientation that captures the basic POST requirements, while stepping it up a notch. I’m sure all of you are familiar with the current POST online orientation. While the current POST online course does a good job of covering all of the basic POST requirements, we wanted to get more in-depth with some of these requirements to give users, especially those in supervisory or leadership roles, a better understanding in some of these areas. As a result, we’ve created POST Level 2. The rationale for POST level 2 is to ensure site supervisors understand their role with respect to POST requirements. In a nutshell, the goal is to ensure any worker in a leadership role is a POST expert. With POST Level 2, users will have an in-depth knowledge of POST requirements based on a supervisor and/or leadership perspective. In addition, it will provide a high-level understanding of POST documentation, including the ability to perform Planned Job Observation and JSA quality evaluations. Some of the core competencies that will be covered in POST Level 2 include: •  Demonstrate core competencies at a higher level; •  Demonstrate leadership qualities with respect to enforcing site rules and POST requirements; •  Improve hazard identification and mitigation skills when completing JSAs; •  Use critical thinking when performing Planned Job Observations & Hazard Identification; •  Increase level protection knowledge of certain PPE. The recommended users of POST Level 2 are supervisors, lead hands, foremen/forewomen, and workers with POST certification Level 1 (BBS) of 2 years or more who want more in-depth knowledge. Companies or users who are unsure can verify with the POST administration office or speak to their contractor and/or oil company representative. We have created a guideline to help companies determine the appropriate level for each of their employees. The guideline contains the outline of both POST levels, as well as the list of service categories that Level 2 users fall under. We look forward to providing this new level of training to help you and your employees stay safe. Our plan is to launch this new course in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit our website at www.POSTtraining.ca. 14 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2015 CPCA_June15_FINAL.indd 14 2015-06-11 4:35 PM
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