The Chevron Burnaby Refinery and its employees share our community's goal of ensuring the plant operates safely and reliably.
Safe practices are an integral part of our business — starting with facility and product design, and carrying through to training and day-to-day execution of procedures. Safety requirements extend to contractors as well as employees, and the refinery allocates significant resources for health- and safety-related improvements each year.
Chevron fosters a safe work environment through procedures and processes that often exceed government regulations. Because we believe that all incidents and injuries are preventable, Chevron strives to lead the industry in Operational Excellence through safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sound operations.
The potential for an emergency exists in any heavy industrial setting, and we know that the key to effective response in the event of an emergency is preparedness. The refinery continually assesses the potential hazards and risks of its operations. Every year, the refinery conducts emergency response exercises simulating real emergencies, ranging from tests of external notification procedures and tabletop discussions to role-playing exercises, equipment deployments and full-scale integrated drills. Local public safety and emergency response agencies, including the RCMP, Burnaby Fire Department, City of Burnaby, Fraser Health Authority, Metro Vancouver, Environment Canada, Canadian Coast Guard and Vancouver Port Authority also participate in these exercises in an effort to continually improve our response systems and unified incident command structure.
These training exercises are invaluable in the refinery's preparations to respond to an actual incident, and as a result, can significantly reduce the potential impact in the unlikely event of an emergency.
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