Canada’s Airports Launch Safety Week

October 2, 2017

Fort McMurray, AB – Today the Fort McMurray International Airport, along with 29 airports across Canada, kicked off Canadian Airports Safety Week, an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. All airport staff, whether they are working in the terminal building or on the airfield, will be encouraged to take part in themed discussions and events throughout the week.

“We are honored to be a participant in Canadian Airports Safety Week. This represents an important step in making Canada’s airports a safer place to work and visit,” said Elizabeth Spearing, Safety Manager at the Fort McMurray Airport Authority. “We encourage all our airside partners to join us in this initiative to promote safety in the workplace.”

Canadian Airports Safety Week, which is occurring between October 2nd and October 6th, will have a different theme each day. They are as follows:

Day 1 – Monday, October 2nd, 2017: Worker Safety

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017: Airside Safety

Day 3 – Wednesday, October 4th, 2017: Security Safety

Day 4 – Thursday, October 5th, 2017: Hazard Reporting & Environmental Safety

Day 5 – Friday, October 6th, 2017: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Friday



About Canadian Airports Safety Week 

Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative that promotes healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. Twenty-nine airports are actively taking part this year, which is being led by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC). Canadian Airports Safety Week was first launched in 2015 by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, with 24 participating airports.

About Fort McMurray International Airport

Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a community-based, non-share capital organization that owns and operates Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM). The Fort McMurray International Airport offers non-stop flights to four cities in Canada. The airport is a major economic driver for the region, generating an economic output of over $354 million and 900 jobs. Please visit for more information.

Media Contact

Serena Quinn / Communications & Experience Coordinator
Fort McMurray Airport Authority
780 793 7548