Pipeline Safety Forum 2015 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Safety Forum 2015

What is the focus of this Forum?

The Pipeline Safety Forum will focus on three main objectives:

  • an open exchange of information on technical pipeline issues;
  • increased understanding of stakeholder concerns; and
  • opportunities that both industry and regulators can take to improve safety outcomes to better protect people, property and the environment

When and where is the Forum taking place?

The Forum will take place in Calgary on June 2-3, 2015 at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park.

Is there a cost to attend the Forum?

The Forum is free to attend.

Who is the intended audience for the Forum?

The Forum is open to the public.  As an energy regulator, we expect representatives from the pipeline companies that we regulate to attend.  We also expect that given the nature of the subject matter, the service industry, consultants, other regulators, academia and non-government organizations would attend.

Where can I register?

You can register by clicking here.

Why is the Board hosting this Forum?

The Chair announced that as part of the NEB’s engagement initiative, the Board would also host a Pipeline Safety Forum that would address how to better improve pipeline safety. We maintain a proactive approach to pipeline safety, and recognize that in order to prevent incidents before they happen, we need have discussions, as well as share ideas and information.

Is this Forum different than the Safety Forum from 2013?

The Safety Forum in 2013 focused on three themes: safety culture, management systems and performance measures as lenses to address the fundamentals of pipeline safety.

For the 2015 Pipeline Safety Forum we will delve deeper into the technical aspects of pipeline activities using our goal of zero incidents as a guide.

What is the expected outcome of the Forum?

The expected outcome is achievement of the Forum objectives which simply put are: strategies, ideas and tools for continual improvement in pipeline safety.

The Board will also produce a report on both the engagement initiative and the Forum by early 2016. Once the report is completed it will be posted on our website.

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