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Primoris Willbros Canada: Making Safety Innovation Its True North

24 May, 2019

Primoris Willbros Canada: Making Safety Innovation Its True North

Construction work can be challenging under the best of circumstances. Add in a harsh climate, a scattered workforce and sometimes punishing construction and operations schedules and things really can get tough.

Primoris Willbros Canada completed its first project in Canada in 1923. In the nearly 100 years since, the company has grown and positioned itself as a leader in hydro-transport pipeline construction and maintenance, construction and repair of storage tanks, facility construction, piping fabrication and pipeline integrity services. The company serves major firms in the oil, gas, power, petrochemical and heavy oil industries and has established itself as a safety leader in these markets.

Based in Edmonton, AB, with a branch office in Ft. McMurray, AB, the company takes pride in its exceptional safety performance and corporate HSE manager Kim Taylor and HSE director Shelley Hassen attribute much of that success to innovative programs and the over 500 engaged employees and leaders in the company.

The two safety professionals have experienced tremendous success engaging employees and reducing injuries and illnesses. Both of them understand the challenges facing employees on a day-to-day basis. They have both worked at the company for 10+ years and came to their positions in safety via different but complementary paths.