Protecting our Kearl workforce from COVID-19


Protecting our Kearl workforce from COVID-19

There is nothing more important to us than the safety and health of our workforce and our communities. This is Imperial’s priority as we continue to take actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to adhere to strict preventative measures and safeguards at site and follow the guidance from Alberta Health Service, and other provincial authorities, to ensure the safety of our team at Kearl. 

We greatly appreciate the outstanding support by Alberta Health Service, as well as the efforts by our workforce to adhere to all prevention measures.

In addition to our recently implemented rapid antigen testing program for all employees travelling to site, we have also vigilantly maintained the following stringent measures that were implemented at the start of the pandemic: 

  • mandatory masking at all times at camp and at site, with limited exceptions for those who are working alone or can maintain a distance of >5 metres from other individuals
  • pre-travel/access screening questionnaire and temperature screening at flight centres in Calgary and Edmonton administered by registered health professionals
  • enhanced cleaning and sterilization and ensuring social distancing
  • reduction of non-essential workforce
  • reduced capacity on flights and buses, to leave open seats and ensure physical distancing
  • establishment of an isolation wing at Kearl
  • isolation protocols along with continuous care for anyone not feeling well or has developed symptoms 
  • emergency contacts provided for on-site assistance if an employee has symptoms, health concerns, or mental health support  
  • travel restrictions

The health and well-being of our team is our priority, and we continue to build upon these procedures based on guidelines from Alberta Health Services.

We understand the important role our employees play in this province. Energy industry workers are Alberta’s economic essential workers. Our team at Kearl is working to ensure Albertans and all Canadians receive the energy resources they need, safely, both during and after this unprecedented time. First and foremost, our focus remains on the health and safety of our workforce, their families and our communities.

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