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CAN/CSA-Z246.2-14 - Emergency preparedness and response for petroleum and natural gas industry systems

Publication Year:

  • 2014

Total Pages:

44

Publisher:

  • CSA

CAN/CSA-Z246.2-14 - Emergency preparedness and response for petroleum and natural gas industry systems

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Overview

Emergency preparedness and response is more than just quickly responding to a crisis; it also requires having appropriate procedures and plans in place to provide safety and reduce risk. The Canadian public and private sector stakeholders have an interest in ensuring that emergency preparedness and response plans in the petroleum & natural gas industry continuously evolve to provide protection for people, the environment, and property.

Now a National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSA Z246.2 - Emergency preparedness and response for petroleum and natural gas industry systems is a comprehensive standard that helps organizations develop an emergency preparedness and response program.

CAN/CSA Z246.2 applies to petroleum and natural gas industry systems including:
  • Pipeline systems
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, storage, and handling facilities
  • Storage of hydrocarbons in underground formations
  • Petrochemical installations
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Oil sands facilities; and
  • Petroleum and natural gas wells

Highlights:

  • Provides requirements for a continuous improvement process to develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate an emergency preparedness and response program.
  • Seeks to achieve process harmony for the oil & gas industry across all jurisdictions in Canada.
  • Helps reduce the impacts of an emergency on your organization.
  • Aligns with CSA Z1600 – Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.

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