Safety Committee

Safety Committee members are committed to improving safety and performance in Alberta’s construction industry. They work collaboratively to identify, develop and support the implementation of innovative philosophies, practices and tools that help improve safety performance for owners, contractors and labour groups.

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

  • Reg Levesque – Enbridge Pipelines
  • Cody Whitten – Imperial

Committee Members

  • Dale Hartery – AECOM
  • Brad Hassler – AECOM Energy Services Ltd.
  • Karen Donnelly – AECOM Energy Services Ltd.
  • Dan MacLennan – Alberta Construction Safety Association
  • Mike Lowes – AltaLink
  • Craig Hyrnchuk – ATCO Electric
  • Nidal Naaman – Bird
  • Keith Wellon – Cahill Industrial Limited
  • David Hughes – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
  • Scott Boyer – CannAmm LP
  • Jamie Hunt – Cenovus Energy Inc.
  • Scott Maguire – Cenovus Energy Inc.
  • Thomas Brown – Cenovus Energy Inc.
  • Dave Hagen – Chemco Electrical Contractors Ltd
  • Renee Linssen – ClearStream Energy Services Inc.
  • Joe McFadyen – Construction Labour Relations – Alberta
  • Tim Gondek – Energy Safety Canada
  • Jay Simpson – Fluor Canada Ltd.
  • Craig Lowrie – Graham Industrial Services Ltd.
  • Bob Gould – HATCH
  • Jeffrey T. Norris – IMPACT – Ironworker Management Progressive
  • Dave Keating – Kiewit Energy Corp.
  • Larry Jones – Ledcor Group of Companies
  • Dan DeRoche – Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd.
  • Peter Schaefer – NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services
  • Reg Sopka – PCL Industrial Management Inc.
  • Ryan Hurlbut, CRSP, NCSO – Pillar Resource Services Inc.
  • Ralph Phipott – Sterling Crane
  • Stuart Carson – Stuart Olson Industrial
  • Perry Pugh, C.E.T. – Stuart Olson Industrial
  • Ron Genereux, P. Eng. – Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Hal Middlemiss – Surehire Occupational Testing
  • Darryl Downey – Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Pat McCormick – Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • Dr. Lianne Lefsrud, PhD. PEng. – University of Alberta
  • Sterling Rideout, CBCP – Voice Construction OPCO ULC
  • Greg Tilley, CRSP, Ptech – Waiward Steel LP
  • Shelley Hassen – Willbros Construction Services (Canada), LP
  • Nick Morrissey – Willbros Construction Services (Canada), LP

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Workforce Development

Building a workforce with the right skills, at the right time, in the right numbers

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COAA members are the companies and organizations in the heavy industrial construction industry. Membership has its benefits:

  • Network with industry peers
  • Contribute to committees and best practices for the industry
  • Annual General Meeting and other events and workshops offered through the COAA
  • Attend the annual Best Practices Conference
  • Access COAA initiatives


Meet our members