Q3 Newsletter

Volume III, Issue III
September 2015
Message from the President
Spencer Buckland 

Although there has been significant pressure to reduce organizational costs due to the down turn in world oil and gas prices, it is still a time where emergency preparedness and response should be at the forefront of every organizations' planning. This is no different with ERAC; recently the ERAC Board appointed its newest member, Bill Jahelka from Suncor. Over the past year, the ERAC Board has grown to better reflect our Plan Participant members and to support our strategic planning initiatives to ensure we continue
In This Issue
LPG Division Update
Don Merriam - Operations Manager, LPG

September brings a change of seasons and also brings changes to our network of LPG Response Teams. After many years of invaluable service, the Sarnia Response Team, composed of team members from Imperial Oil and NOVA Chemicals and supported by DOW Chemicals, will be stepping down. The support from the Team Leaders and Team Members and the personal relationships that have grown over... Read more

Flammable Liquids Division Update
Patrick Knight - Operations Manager, Flammable Liquids

The 2015 - 2016 Flammable Liquids Regional Training cycle kicked off on August 1 st and we have many teams that have already been assessed or in que for assessment. Here is a list of training events the Flammable Liquids division is conducting and attending before Christmas... Read more 

Update on SafetySync
Cheryl Dahlager - Manager, Process Services

I hope everyone had a nice summer!
I'm sure some of you have noticed that your courses are coming due or have already expired on SafetySync. We have enabled the notification emails, so you will now be reminded when a course is coming due or is past due. The email will show your overall compliance and where you are at with your training requirements. You are able to click the shortcut links in the email, which will then take you directly to the SafetySync...
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Safety & Quality Update
Ken McMullen - Manager, Safety & Quality Improvement

Over the past two months, we have completed a SWOT analysis of ERAC in relation to safety and quality. In doing so, ERAC has solidified a new plan to implement changes related to updating our HSE Manual and Quality Manuals, which will be re-issued later this year... Read more
Spotlight on
LPG Safety

LPG Emergency Responses to Date in 2015 


0 - Stationary

1 - Rail Car

3 - Tank Truck


4 Total


Spotlight on Flammable Liquids Safety

Flammable Liquids Emergency Responses to Date in 2015


0 - Stationary

3 - Rail Car

0 - Tank Truck


3 Total