2021 Conference Opening Speaker
CRSP, BSc, CET
Dave Fennell has been practicing safety for 34. He retired from his roles as the Senior Safety Advisor for Imperial Oil and the Senior Technical Professional for Safety for ExxonMobil and he has continued to be a motivator, facilitator, presenter and coach on safety since then.
He has a BSc. in Environmental Sciences, a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). Dave has developed approaches to safety management that have produced results that are widely recognized and have been featured in several safety management videos. He is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Alberta on Behaviour Based Safety and Human Factors in Engineering and Safety.
Dave has been labelled “The Risk Tolerance Guru” because of his research and the development of materials that answer the question “Why do we take risks?”. The video and materials on Risk Tolerance have been used around the world and have been translated into 9 different languages.
In 2013, The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering awarded Dave the distinction of being the Canadian Safety Professional of the Year.