Shannon Olson

Safety Specialist


Shannon started in the construction industry in 1992 and was involved in the construction of Inland grain terminals.  He switched to the oil & gas industry in 1995 - starting with the Service Rigs, then moved over to the Drilling Rig Division.  In 1998 Shannon started with Cyntech Corporation repairing above ground storage tanks. Shannon moved up the ladder quickly and by the year 2000 Cyntech offered him his first supervisory position.  He supervised crews for Cyntech until 2010.  Shannon then decided to pursue his own business, upgrade his training, and become an OSSR.  After he completed his training, he was hired by Safety Tech Consulting. In 2011 TGH Safety Consulting was awarded the contract with Imperial Oil, and Tom Hennessey contacted Shannon to make the switch over to Tom’s company to continue conducting OSSR with TGH Safety Consulting.

Certifications & Designations

Accident & Incident Investigation
Asbestos Awareness
Basic Safety Orientation
Behaviour Based Safety
Case Management
CPR / First Aid / AED
Emergency Preparedness
Gas Test Certification
Ground Disturbance For Supervisors
Hazard Identification Training
IOL - P&D Site Orientation
IOL - PDM Reviews
IOL Contractor Safety Orientation
JSA Writing & Auditing
Lockout / Tagout
Near Miss Reporting
Observation Based Safety
Permit Writing
Root Cause Analysis
Safe Driving
Safe Work Permit Training
Safety & Health Law
Supervisor Training
Transportation Of Dangerous Goods
WHMIS Refresher
Work Permit Training

Key Skills

Above Ground Tank Cleaning
Boiler Repair
Building Maintenance
Confined Space Rescue
Dock Repairs
Electrical Installations
Ground Repair
IFR Replacement
Insulation Installation
Lifting Tanks
New Tank Construction
Pinning Legs
Pipeline Installation
Piping Modifications
Plan Critical Lifts
Plant Decommissioning
Rack Repairs
Stair & Walkway Repair
Structural Steel Install
Tank Maintenance
Underground Tank Cleaning


Altair 4 Gas Multi-Meter Use
Assembling Fall Rescue Training
Construction Planning & Scheduling Course
Fire Extinguisher Use
Fresh Air Supply Use
Gravity Harness Training
Ground Disturbance Level II
H&S Management Training
Hard Hat Care & Use
Horizontal Lifeline Training
IOL - Manuals Live
IOL - PDM Procedures & Checklists
Rigging & Hoisting
Scissor Lift & Articulating Manlifts
Skid Steer Training
Supervisory Training For NON – DOT Regulations CFR 49 Part 382.603
Work Mask II SCBA Care & Use
Working At Heights

Job History

CSE (above ground storage tanks – new floor replacements, floor coating installations & repair), created CSE rescue plans, ensured the workers had the correct PPE for their job tasks inside the tank.
Work at height (above ground storage tanks, scaffolds, structural steel framing). Well versed in Elevated work platform use – Genie Lifts, Scissor Lifts, working on top of Above Ground Storage Tanks, Scaffold use. Created Work at Height Rescue Plans.
Mechanical plumbers plug installation - followed by welding (gasoline / diesel piping)
New Piping installations along with MOV’s, gate valves etc.
Ground Disturbance - Hydrovac / Excavations / New Storage Tank Foundation Installations.
Soil Sample Drilling
Vacuum Truck Use – various applications - petroleum, water or sand.
Sandblasting for above ground storage tank internal liners.
Electrical Work - new tank instruments / gauges / arc flash knowledge
Scaffold installation & use during tank painting projects
New Structural Steel Framing Installation.
Pump installations.
Crane use – installation of gate valves, sections of piping, structural steel beams, new roof plate sections for above ground storage tanks, roof rafter installations, gauge pole installations.
Well versed in multiple heavy equipment operations (backhoes, loaders, skidsteers, aerial work platforms, forklifts etc.)
Line locate involvement.
Past tank cleaning experience – refined product to crude oil.
API Inspections – above ground storage tanks.
Multiple storage tank maintenance / upgrades (fixed roof hand railing, new internal floating roof installations / removal of old, new sample systems, water draw offs, roof vents, thermal relief installations, temperature probes, radars, high tank alarms – list goes on).

Terminal Job History

IOL - Cornerbrook, NL.
IOL - Calgary, AB.
IOL - Lewisport, NL.
IOL - Vancouver, BC - IOCO.
IOL - Sydney, NS.
Chevron - Vancouver, BC.
IOL - Sudbury, ON.
Federated Pipelines - SwanHills, AB.
IOL - Sault Ste Marie, ON.
Husky Refinery - Lloydminister, SK.
IOL - Belleville, ON.
Husky Refinery - Rainbow Lake, AB.
IOL - Toronto - Finch, ON.
Kinder Morgan - Edmonton, AB.
IOL - Winnipeg, MB.
Nova Scotia Power - Dartmouth, NS.
IOL - Gretna, MB.
Pembina Pipelines - Fort St. John, BC.
IOL - Comox, BC.
Pembina Pipelines - Grand Prairie, AB.
IOL - Brandon, MB.
Petro-Canada - Saskatoon, SK.
IOL - Edmonton, AB.
Petro-Canada Chevron - Vancouver, BC.
IOL - Rimbey, AB.
Shell - Winnipeg, MB.
IOL - Regina, SK.


English - Native Speaker

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