Dave Fennell

Dave Fennell is the Senior Safety Advisor the Imperial Oil and the Senior Technical Professional for Safety for ExxonMobil.

Dave has a BSc. from McMaster University in Environmental Sciences, a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). He has worked for Imperial Oil for 34 years, 29 of those in safety. Dave has developed approaches to safety management that have produced results that are widely recognized and have been featured in safety management videos that have been used by companies around the world. He is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Alberta on Behaviour Based Safety and Human Factors in Safety and has presented more than 9 times at the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) National Conference with rave reviews every time.

His latest research projects include the development of standards and materials to prevent steam and hot water burns and work within ExxonMobil on strategies for reducing Risk Tolerance. The video and materials on Risk Tolerance have been used around the world and have been translated into 9 different languages.

Dave was named the Canadian Safety Professional of the Year by the CSSE in 2013.

Dave says he gets his most creative ideas while snowshoeing and paddling his kayak.

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