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.

Board Sponsor

  • Carlo Marengo, Fluor
  • Mark Banham, ConocoPhillips

Team Leads

  • Dave Stead, Suncor Energy
  • Larry Jones, Ledcor Group
  • Shanon Leggo, TransAlta Utilities

Team Members

  • Melvina Stacy, Fluor

Healthy & Productive Construction and Turnaround Sites

Board Champion

  • Kyle Keith, TC Energy

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

  • Darryl Stebner, NOVA Chemicals
  • Mario Kulas, Shell Canada

Committee Members

  • Chris McCullough, PCL
  • Joe McFadyen, CLR-A
  • Jon Heinen, CLAC
  • Mohammad Raoufi, University of Alberta
  • Nick Gemmell, Pipe Dream Podcast
  • Paul DeJong, Progressive Contractors Association
  • Shawn Bernon, Ledcor Group
  • Suzanne Checkryn, Revay and Associates Limited
  • Terry Parker, Building Trades of Alberta
  • Tim Gondek, Energy Safety Canada

Other Committees

Canadian Model Committee

Mandated by COAA and with support from Energy Safety Canada, this Committee stewards the updating and evolution of the Canadian Model (alcohol and drug guidelines and work rule) for the heavy industrial construction and turnaround sector, plus the energy operating and maintenance sectors.

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Future Leaders Of Industrial Construction

Searching for the industry’s best & brightest employees in their early to mid-careers with the drive and energy to make change

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Construction Performance

Developing the next-generation of tools for improving productivity

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Enhancing contracting strategies and tools to improve efficiency and performance for all parties

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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


We welcome members from outside Alberta. The best practices we develop are tailored to Alberta construction, but the principles are universally applicable.  Any company that believes in and wishes to contribute to excellence in heavy industrial construction is welcome.

Meet our members