Todd Buenneke

Safety Specialist


After graduation in 1987, I attended Tech school, obtained my mechanics papers(automotive). Later worked for UGG as a grain buyer, and received my diploma in soils and fertilizers. Joined Cyntech in 2001 and worked up the ranks from a labourer to supervisor, in 2006 I supervised up to April of 2013.

Certifications & Designations

Accident & Incident Investigation
Asbestos Awareness
Basic Safety Orientation
Basic Scaffold Safety
Behaviour Based Safety
Case Management
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Entry & Rescue
CPR / First Aid / AED
Crane Safety
Emergency Preparedness
Environmental Protection
Fall Arrest / Protection
Fall Protection Training
Fluke Meter
Fresh Air Supply Training
Gas Test Certification
Ground Disturbance For Supervisors
H2S Awareness
Hazard Identification Training
Industrial Firefighting - Basic
Instructional Techniques
IOL - P&D Site Orientation
IOL - PDM Reviews
IOL Contractor Safety Orientation
Joint Health & Safety Committees
JSA Writing & Auditing
Lockout / Tagout
Machine Guarding
Near Miss Reporting
Nitrogen Training
Observation Based Safety
Permit Writing
Petroleum Oriented Safety Training
Pollution Prevention
Respirator Fit Testing & Training
Root Cause Analysis
Safe Driving
Safe Work Permit Training
Safety & Health Law
Safety Watch
Supervisor Training
Supervisor Training For Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Supplied Air / Respirator Fit Testing - SABA/SCBA
Tank Cleaning Safety Procedures
Transportation Of Dangerous Goods
Unique Leadership & Coaching Skills
WHMIS Refresher
Work Permit Training
Workers Health & Safety
Working At Heights

Key Skills

Above Ground Tank Cleaning Excavations
Pinning Legs
Structural Steel Install
Ground Repair
Pipeline Installation
Tank Maintenance
Boiler Repair
High Angle Rescue
Piping Modifications
Building Maintenance
IFR Replacement
Plan Critical Lifts
Confined Space Rescue
Insulation Installation
Lifting Tanks
Electrical Installations Stair & Walkway Repair
Concrete Ringwall, Liner Installations

Job History

Working At Heights All applicable (in red)
  1. Setting up for roof entry to pin legs. 
  2. Assist in planned rescue yearly site training.
  3. Review Ventilation procedures and set up to vent tanks
Decommissioning of tanks & review lockout procedure.
Cleaning of Above Ground Storage tanks including:
  1. Gasoline Storage Tanks- out of service inspection/repair/modifications/ sample systems/high level alarm install
  2. Diesel Storage Tanks- same
  3. Comingle Tanks- coating inspection, repair, varec guage tape and float R&R
  4. Stove Oil Tanks- floor inspection and patch plate repair

  5. Jet Tanks

  6. Lube Tanks

Commissioning of Above Ground Storage Tanks- all piping connections tightened to spec, manway installations.

Grounding and Bonding tanks for cleaning- continuity testing connections.

Tank Repairs (above ground tanks) Including:
  1.  Lifting tanks to repair the floor

  2.   Repairs Pipes to and from tanks

  3.  Repairs to Stairs on tanks
  4. Install new stairs on tanks
  5.  Dismantle storage tanks
  6.  Dismantle internal floating roofs
  7.  Install internal floating roofs

  8.  Replace beams inside storage tanks

  9.  Replacement of seals

Working at Heights
  1.  Involved in the installing and dismantling of scaffolds (supervision only)
  2.  Working from scaffold to remove equipment from Tanks and reactors
  3.  Working from man-lift to prepare process lines for demolition
  4.  Working from scaffolds and man lifts painting tanks
  5.  Working from swing stage to paint tanks
  6.  Working from roofs doing various jobs on tanks

Install new metering system in pipeline Including:

  1.  Coordinating the shutdown of the pipeline for work
  2.  Handle lockout of pipeline to ensure it was isolated

Terminal Job History

Corner Brook
Portage La Prairie
Sault Ste. Marie

Instructor In Courses