About OSSA

The Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) is a non-profit organization made up of representatives from Syncrude Canada, Suncor Energy, Shell Albian Sands and Canadian Natural Resources, as well as volunteer members from the labor providers, union, area contractors and learning providers.

The OSSA's objective is to bring together the regional stakeholders to identify, develop and implement strategies and tools for purpose of creating “an incident free workforce”.

OSSA Vision and Mission


This will:

  • Support the Owner’s safety objective of ZERO injuries/incidents

  • Enable the Owners to collectively raise the health and safety “bar” while optimizing costs

  • Engage stakeholders in a timely manner

  • Establish minimum expectations for working safely at an OSSA Member site

  • Enable workers to move across the Member’s plant sites with a recognized training certificate.

  • Reduce the safety retraining of contractor employees

  • Provide for more effective utilization of resources throughout the system (Owners, Contractors, Trade Unions)

  • Provide Training Providers with the opportunity to deliver a training product that adheres to an “agreed safety training standard”

  • Establish minimum expectations for Training Providers to meet to be Licensed to deliver an Accredited Training Program