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Safe Pipelines

The ’We Build It Safe’ campaign promotes, lobbies and educates for safe pipeline construction across Canada.. Pipelines are an extremely safe way to transport energy across the country if they are constructed by skilled workers and they are monitored and maintained. Canada has rigorous technical standards for pipeline construction that ensure product shipped reaches its destination safely more than 99.999% of the time.

Visit: www.webuildsafepipelines.com/


DID YOU KNOW THAT MANY OF THE PRODUCTS YOU DEPEND ONE ARE PETROLEUM BASED?
Crude oil, also known as petroleum, is an energy-rich liquid consisting mainly of hydrocarbons. In Canada, Alberta’s oil sands have the largest reserves of crude oil, but there are also large deposits off the coast of Atlantic Canada. Crude oil activities include exploration, drilling production, field processing, as well as storing and transporting oil.

These petroleum products include;
• Epi-pen, aspirin, IV monitor, IV bags, stethoscope, oxygen masks, synthetic gloves, ultrasound equipment, operating room equipment, medical tubes and hoses, safety glasses
• Hockey helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, hockey pucks, football, football cleats
• Life jackets, kayak, foam racks, polypro jackets, paddles, paddle boards, sunglasses, backpacks, fishing boots
• Toothpaste, toothbrush, lipstick, sunscreen, denture adhesive

KEY FACTS

  • Canada is the fourth largest producer and third largest exporter of oil in the world
  • 97% of Canada’s proven oil reserves are located in the oil sands
  • 99% of Canada’s oil exports go to the U.S.
  • GHG emissions per barrel of oil produced in the oil sands have fallen over 35% since 1990
  • Petroleum products are derived from crude oils
  • Canadian refineries produce 1.9 million barrels of petroleum products per day
  • Canadians consumed 105 billion litres of refined petroleum products in 2016

Source: http://www.pipeline101.org/are-pipelines-safe

Links

Coronavirus Preparation and Response Fact Sheet - Updated March 20, 2020

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed a fact sheet in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK here for the Coronavirus FACT SHEET.