Clean Harbors Receives Syncrude Safety Award

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Leading Provider of Energy Services in Western Canada Accepts Syncrude President’s Award for Top Safety Performance by a Small Contractor

Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services, has received the President’s Award for Top Safety Performance by a Small Contractor (<400,000 hours) from Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Awarded to the Clean Harbors InSite Team deployed to the Syncrude operations at the Mildred Lake and Aurora North mines, the award recognizes the Team’s outstanding safety record in 2011 resulting from:

  • Three years of Lost Time Injury (LTI) free service (Four years as of March 18, 2012);
  • A Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 0.00;
  • The implementation of employee behavior-based safety programs;
  • The Team’s exemplary Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) engagements;
  • Clean Harbors’ front line management and leadership;
  • The Team’s outstanding relationship with its Syncrude Buddy Manager;
  • Clean Harbors’ commitment to continuous improvement of its already proactive Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) program.

Clean Harbors, which is the leading provider of services to the energy sector in Western Canada, has approximately 150 employees who support Syncrude’s operations with steamer, hydrovac, potable water and septic systems, mine dewatering, wash bay services for cleaning heavy transport and mining equipment, wash cart rentals and other support services.

“Safety is a core value at Syncrude, for both employees and the contractor workforce on site. Our award program is intended to recognize sustained good performance as well as improvements in safety management on site,” said Murray Jamieson, Syncrude Vice President of Maintenance. “We are pleased to recognize our contractors who demonstrate the commitment to safety that Syncrude expects across our operations.”

“This is an outstanding achievement for our Team at Syncrude,” said Brian Adams, Clean Harbors Director, InSite Operations, Oil Sands. “It is gratifying to have our rigorous programs and constant attention to safety receive this kind of recognition from a partner that places such importance on the daily attention to safety programs that encourage and support this kind of workplace performance.”

About Clean Harbors
Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves over 60,000 customers, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has more than 200 locations, including over 50 waste management facilities, throughout North America in 37 U.S. states, seven Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit


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