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Safety training for oil refinery operators at Syncrude Canada

Gasaway Consulting Group, LLC, the parent of company of Situational Awareness Matters has secured a year-long contract to train 600+ oil refinery operators at Syncrude Canada’s Fort McMurray Operations.

The training will take place in 2018 and 2019 and is part of a four-pronged approach to improve operator safety during Periods of High Vulnerability that will include baseline training, virtual reality, hands-on practical sessions and realistic simulations.

“We are so excited to be working with the management and operational teams at Syncrude. Following our site visit and evaluation in January, it was quite evident that our approach to helping workers improve high-risk decision making was going to compliment Syncrude’s objectives for improving operator safety” noted Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, President of Gasaway Consulting Group.

Syncrude, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is one of the largest operators in Canada’s growing oil sands industry, with an over 50-year history of innovation. Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and with a large research and development facility in Edmonton, Syncrude is known for pioneering many of the technologies used today in the industry, including an expanding suite of techniques to improve environmental and economic performance.

Gasaway Consulting Group, LLC, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, focuses on helping individuals and teams understand human error, reduce the impact of situational awareness barriers, and improve high-risk decision making.

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