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REF NO.: 80

SUBJECT: International workshop and symposium focuses on risk, reliability and resilience

DATE: July 10

Note to Editors


The fourth Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments will take place at the Holiday Inn St. John’s Conference Centre from July 15-17.

Hosted by the Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering, housed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University, in collaboration with the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, workshop participants will discuss topics such as alarm management; human factors; digitization; and logisitics in harsh environments.

The symposium will highlight the latest research advancements in the areas of offshore operations.

Approximately 200 leading experts from industry and academia will come together to share knowledge and experiences to identify and establish new collaborative research opportunities relevant to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area and other harsh environments.

Participants will discuss approaches to performing various types of risk assessments and the development of reliable and resilient operational models to achieve safer working conditions.

A special panel discussion on the second day of the conference will focus on performance-based regulations.

Members of the media are invited to attend, at no cost. All media must register prior to attending by emailing Jackey Locke at or Lesley Rideout at

The full conference program is available online.

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For more information, please contact Jackey Locke, communications advisor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, at (709) 864-8287, (709) 691-5027 or; or Lesley Rideout, communications lead, C-NLOPB, at (709) 778-4224, (709) 725-2900 or


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