“Energy Safety Canada represents standards, discipline and expertise in oil and gas safety.”

Energy Safety Canada unveiled its brand identity this week to help define its role as the new national voice for oil and gas safety. Formed through a merger of Enform Canada (Enform) and Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), Energy Safety Canada is an attempt to bring together the best of both associations to accelerate improvements in safe work performance.

“Energy Safety Canada represents standards, discipline and expertise in oil and gas safety,” says John Rhind, CEO of Energy Safety Canada, in a statement. “Our brand identity ... reflects who we are and embodies the principles of Energy Safety Canada and our vision for the future.”

The Energy Safety Canada logo was inspired by the colours and visual language of safety seen every day on the jobsite: the use of two primary colours which come from the ubiquitous blue coveralls worn by workers in the field and the highly visible “safety yellow”, as well as the use of the iconic diagonal reflective safety stripe often used on crosswalks, stairs and industrial work clothing.

“A key objective of Energy Safety Canada will be to facilitate the collaboration that’s required across all of our industry sectors to standardize and simplify and create best-in-class safety training and services,” said Murray Elliott, President of Energy Safety Canada. “In the coming months we will be reviewing and launching initiatives but, in the meantime, business continues as usual. Nothing has changed for workers or companies – whether it’s Enform or OSSA training certifications, safety audits, or other services.”

Energy Safety Canada has also launched energysafetycanada.com to provide information on the new organization.

Visitors to the site can continue to access existing training and resources, including safety tool kits, safety reports and alerts, and other information at Enform and OSSA.