David Guss


David Guss has over 32 years’ experience working in the oil & gas and chemicals industries, with the last 26 years at Nexen.  Through his career, Guss has worked in a number of roles related to project management, plant engineering, health safety environment (HSE), Responsible Care, and process safety management (PSM). He currently works in the Nexen Corporate Health, Safety, & Environment (HSE) Department as the manager Process Safety Group with the responsibility for overseeing the developing of Nexen’s Global PSM program.   

Guss has worked in a number of chemical engineering related roles throughout his career in industry with particular focus on PSM in the last 20 years. He is the founding chair of the Chlorate Process Safety Association, past chair of the Canadian Chemical Producers Association (CCPA) Process Safety Committee, past chair of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering PSM Division, and immediate past president of the CSChE. Guss has been involved in a number of industry PSM related committees: including the CAPP PSM Committee, the ENFORM PSM Steering Committee, the CSA PSM Standard Committee, the CCPS Technical Steering Committee and several CCPS PSM guideline book subcommittees. 

Guss achieved a degree in BASc in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  He is a registered professional engineer (P. Eng.) in the provinces of Alberta and BC. He is also a professional process safety engineer (IChemE), Canadian registered safety professional (CRSP), a certified process safety auditor, a certified health & safety management system auditor, and a certified environmental management system auditor. Guss is a member of the CSChE PSM Division, a member of the Canadian Society Safety Engineers, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).