Safety information

Our commitment to keeping you safe

Imperial shares the public’s concern for the environment and the health and safety of the communities surrounding our operations. The majority of our Sarnia refinery and site employees live and raise their families nearby. They work incredibly hard every day to run safe and efficient operations as responsible neighbours.

About benzene

Imperial manages benzene carefully from extraction, to storage and transportation, to ensure protection of our employees and the public.

Benzene health effects come from long-term exposures. We encourage members of the public who have questions about Ontario government air quality standards to contact the MOECC.

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What is fenceline monitoring

What is fenceline monitoring

Fenceline (or perimeter) monitoring is the use of monitoring technology to measure the ambient air concentration of a specific chemical at the property line of a manufacturing site (e.g., petroleum refinery, chemical plant).