Purpose, Goals & Objectives of the CAGC

The Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC) represents the geophysical industry in Canada and promotes the industry as a world leader in the development and application of advanced exploration technologies.

In general the key objectives of the Association are as follows:

  • Government Interaction - To work with Governments at all levels to further the business of seismic. To be proactive in participating in the process of changing or creating regulations that affects the seismic industry. To act as a communication liaison between Government and our Industry membership.
  • Industry Associations - To work with other Industry Associations to further the business of seismic. To create relationships that strengthen the role of Oil and Gas and ultimately seismic within the industrial landscape of Canada. To proliferate seismic issues with other Associations and to educate and communicate with seismic clients within other Associations.
  • Education and Information - To be the first and foremost agent in providing information on seismic and the Association to the public, to the clients, to the other Associations and to all level of Governments.
  • Media - Interaction with the media and social media to create a positive image for the seismic industry and the Association in general. To seek out avenues of promoting seismic issues in the public domain.
  • Safety and Training - To develop, administer and promote safety programs and training to ensure worker health and safety.

Because the CAGC regards safety as an integral part of any geophysical program, we strongly encourage all of our members to develop and maintain effective safety programs and, in Alberta, encourage members to participate in the Partnerships in Health and Safety Program as administered through the Ministry of Human Services.

Furthermore, as a founding member of Energy Safety Canada, which is a consensus-based organization, made up six trade associations (CAGC, CAPP, CEPA, CAODC, PSAC and EPAC) we rely on their broad-based programs and services, such as:

  • Safety courses, such as hazardous substances, driver training, safety management and sector-specific courses;
  • Health & Safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program, of which Energy Safety Canada is the petroleum industry's Certifying Partner;
  • Safety services ranging from Industry Recommended Practices (IRPs), Safety Conferences, Safety Stand Down, and Safety Alerts newsletter;
  • Career Development, including management, pre-employment and competency assessment programs;
  • The role of our staff members

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