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 Oil

Committee Members

  • Dale Hartery – AECOM Energy Services Ltd.
  • Brad Hassler – AECOM Energy Services Ltd.
  • Karen Donnelly – AECOM Energy Services Ltd.
  • Dan MacLennan – Alberta Construction Safety Association
  • Melanie McCort – Alberta Construction Safety Association
  • Mark Brabbins – AltaLink
  • Craig Hyrnchuk – ATCO Electric
  • Nidal Naaman – Bird Construction
  • Keith Wellon – Cahill Industrial Limited
  • Peter Deines – CannAmm LP
  • Darlene Pozniak – Capital Power Corporation
  • Scott Maguire – Cenovus Energy Inc.
  • Scott Bodnar – 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.
  • Robert Gould – HATCH Ltd.
  • Jeffrey T. Norris – IMPACT – Ironworker Management Progressive
  • Dave Keating – Kiewit Energy Canada
  • Larry Jones – Ledcor Group of Companies
  • Hal Middlemiss – Middlemiss Safety Management
  • Phil Wolkowycki – Minestar Group Inc.
  • Dan DeRoche – Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd.
  • Peter Schaefer – NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services
  • Bill Svendsen – North West Redwater Partnership
  • Reg Sopka – PCL Industrial Management Inc.
  • Ryan Hurlbut – Pillar Resource Services Inc.
  • Ralph Phipott – Sterling Crane
  • Stuart Carson – Stuart Olson Industrial
  • Perry Pugh – Stuart Olson Industrial
  • Derek Armeneau – Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Darryl Downey – Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Kim Kendrick – Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Pat McCormick – Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • Dr. Lianne Lefsrud, PhD. PEng. – University of Alberta
  • Sterling Rideout – Voice Construction OPCO ULC
  • Greg Tilley – Waiward Steel LP
  • Shelley Hassen – Willbros Construction Services (Canada), LP

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Workforce Development

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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