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CHIO and Global Head of Enterprise Health, Solutions
As Chief Health Information Officer and Global Head of Enterprise Solutions at Cloud MD, Karen specializes in delivering exceptional client engagement through leading digital health and wellness programs.
Karen has spent the majority of her career as a leader and advocate for mental health and continues to introduce organizations to new trends in providing accessible healthcare. Karen brings over 20 years in the health and wellness space and has extensive experience training in development, mental health and second opinion medicals.
Throughout her career Karen has played an instrumental role as a leader and mentor to colleagues and clients alike and has received many nominations and awards including the “Who’s Who in Healthcare award”. Karen is a past Chair of the Ontario Shores Centre for mental health foundation and currently serves on the board of Directors.
M.Engg (1978), Volunteer Member
MINERVA’s Working Group
Joined Imperial Oil, Sarnia Refinery in 1978. During a38 years career in Refining and Chemicals in Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil and ExxonMobilJVsin Thailand and Saudi Arabia,I was responsible for technical support and leadership in Process Design, OperationsSupport,OperationsIntegrity,Process Safetyand OI Audits.
Retired in 2016. Final position was Process Safety Group Leader in Kemya Petrochemical Complex –a Joint Venture of ExxonMobil and SABIC in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
Joined Minerva Canada in 2016 as a volunteer member in Minerva’s Working Group.
Regional Director & Program Manager
Occupational Health & Safety, Government of Scotia
BCRSP Board Chair and Regional OHS Director with Nova Scotia Labour, Skills & Immigration.
In April 2020, Robin was seconded to the Nova Scotia Department of Justice to provide OHS expertise, enterprise risk management and business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Robin has over 30 years’ experience in occupational health & safety and holds a MSc in Management Systems from Royal Roads University (British Columbia) and a BSc Honours in Biological Sciences from the University of Guelph (Ontario). Robin has worked in chemical manufacturing, oil and gas exploration, oil refinery operations and industrial manufacturing and has held various positions within provincial and federal governments in the areas of safety and occupational hygiene. Robin has been a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® since 2006.
Robin is fluent in both official languages of Canada, French and English.
Robin is the recipient of the Canadian Occupational Safety Top Women in Safety, 2022, the Executive Director’s James L. Crane D Leadership Award, 2021, the Minister’s Award for Exceptional Contribution to Corrections, 2020 and the Deputy Minister’s award of Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contribution 2019.
Thrive Safety Consulting Ltd.
From the beginning of her career, Sheri believed strongly that a thriving health and safety system requires strong leadership, a clear culture, and the trust in management that comes from consistent support and development of employees. These beliefs have been affirmed throughout her career in corporate health and safety, and led her to found Thrive Safety Consulting Ltd. Sheri she sees her role as a catalyst for positive change and is dedicated to shifting organizational cultures from compliance to commitment.
Founder and President
OHS Consultant, Health & Safety Professionals Inc.
Louise Caicco Tett, is the founder and President of Health & Safety Professionals Inc. Throughout her 24-year career in occupational health and safety (OHS), Louise has had the opportunity to teach, learn from, and support numerous businesses. Louise assists her clients to reach their next level in their OHS management systems.
Guy Chenard is an independent senior safety advisor based in Sarnia, Ontario. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for Canadian Occupational Safety and is the author of Organizational Safety Management: Strategies and Implementation. He can be reached at [email protected].
Workplace Health and Safety Services, WSIB
For more than 20 years, Rod Cook has been a leader in business transformation in both the private and public sectors.
Currently, Rod is the Vice President of Workplace Health and Safety Services at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). He oversees all aspects of workplace health and safety programs at the WSIB, with a focus on being at the forefront of innovation and creating a culture of health and safety in Ontario. In 2019, he led the launch of a digital-first program; the Health and Safety Excellence program (HSEp), which provides a clear roadmap for businesses to improve their health and safety culture and practices leading to injury and illness avoidance. Shortly after the launch of HSEp, the team received an international recognition by winning a Bronze Stevie award for Sales and Customer Service, under the COVID-19 response category.
Before joining Workplace Health and Safety Services, Rod spent four years as the WSIB’s Vice President of Human Resources. Under Rod’s leadership, the WSIB was awarded the Mental Health at Work Silver Level certification from Excellence Canada.
In 2018, Rod was awarded with the Morley Gunderson Prize by the University of Toronto to recognize and honour his outstanding professional achievement and service to the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Most recently, Rod was appointed to the Prevention Council to provide advice to the Minister and Chief Prevention Officer.
Rod serves on multiple Board of Directors including National Institute of Disability Management and Research, the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences and Excellence Canada.
Rod has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from University of Toronto. Rod also earned the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® designation in 2020.
Safety Works Consulting Inc
Ellaline Davies is the President of Safety Works Consulting Inc, an Ontario based firm.
She is a consultant with 20+ years of health and safety management system development and implementation over numerous sectors.
She is an ISO Registered Lead Auditor with Exemplar Global with specialties in Injury Management and OHS Management Systems Audits.
Manager of Training Delivery
Energy Safety Canada
Chris Davis is Manager, Training Delivery at Energy Safety Canada. In this role, he assists the oil and gas industry in the achievement of continuous improvement through the delivery of training initiatives.
His career spans thirty years in heavy haul and hoisting/rigging.
Chris completed OH&S studies with the University of Alberta in 2013 and CRSP designation in 2014.
President and CEO
Safety Codes Council (Alberta)
Amina Deiab is known as an agile executive leader and catalyzer of transformational change.
Amina Deiab is currently the President and CEO of the Safety Codes Council, an independent regulatory body that administers and oversees safety codes and safety code services in the province of Alberta. The Council makes recommendations on public safety to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and accredits municipalities, corporations and agencies to deliver inspection, permitting and enforcement services, trains and certifies safety codes officers, oversees the delivery of permits and inspections for Albertans who live in unaccredited areas of the province through the Alberta Safety Codes Authority.
Prior to joining the Safety Codes Council, Ms. Deiab served in several leadership roles in the Government of Alberta working in the intersection of large scale economic development, strategy, policy and governance. Key initiatives have included designing the governance structure and providing oversight to the execution of Alberta’s Petrochemical Diversification Program; assessing project potential for developing new refining capacity in Alberta; and leading an economic policy and statistical branch that developed strategies, and legislation to increase market development and growth in Alberta’s technology sector, resulting in receiving two Ministerial commendations from the Minister of Economic Development and Trade.
Amina volunteers with not-for profits across Alberta to teach boards and organizations about effective corporate governance, and has advised and mentored start- up companies on developing corporate governance playbooks and building better governance to help growing companies succeed.
Ms. Deiab holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute for Corporate Directors and has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, specializing in Innovation, Science, and Energy Policy from Carleton University
Founder and Senior Health/Wellness Specialist
Pamela is a CanadianCertified Professional Ergonomist(CCPE), a Fitwel Ambassador and a Certified Master Wellness Ambassador (CMWA) . With over 25 years practicing and specializing in the fields of Ergonomics/Human Factors and Employee Health and Wellness, she provides comprehensive Corporate consulting services including Assessment, Education/Training and Program Development to both private and public sector organizations. She also holds Baccalaureate degrees in Occupational Therapy (Dalhousie University) and Psychology (Saint Mary’s University).
Pamela is a full member of the College for the Certification of Canadian Ergonomists ( CCCPE) and the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE). She is a Board Member for the Universal Design Network of Canada and is a Program Advisor at Wellness Works Canada and the Workplace Wellness Centre of Excellence.
Pamela and the Associate Team at Dempster Wellness are truly passionate about Employee Health and Wellness and its effects on workplace culture. They work collaboratively with employers and employees through change processes needed to make workplace environments and corporate culture safe, more productive, happy and well!.
Caleb is a lawyer and safe work advocate. After losing his 18-year-old brother in a workplace accident, Caleb’s family started MySafeWork – a non-profit that seeks to educate and empower vulnerable workers.
Caleb previously worked as a legal aid lawyer in Toronto, representing individuals in a wide-range of cases involving workplace safety, human rights, and housing.
Caleb is the founder of Noiseprint Law, a law firm that supports creative people. He is also a partner at Kace Agency, where he helps mission-driven organizations increase their brand awareness and fundraising revenue.
Director of Occupational Health
In his over 20-year safety career, David has held positions at well-known organizations and has earned a number of professional designations, as the letters after his name indicate.
David has experience working in many Canadian provinces and is well-versed in both Federal and Provincial safety and health legislations and regulations, particularly in the heavy construction, manufacturing and consulting industries. He has facilitated safety courses with particular expertise in confined space entry and fall protection. He has also conducted a number of site and hazard assessments and hazard analyses for companies not only in Canada but also internationally.
David holds such designations as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional, Certified Health and Safety Consultant, Construction Safety Officer and Certified Protection Officer. These designations speak to Dave’s commitment to excellence in safety consulting, loss prevention and hazard control. He is also a DNV Auditor, Certified COR Auditor and is Six- Sigma Certified.
David has occupied a diverse range of health, safety and security management positions during his career, many at large and well-known Canadian companies. He was the founder and original owner of National Safety Depot in Nova Scotia, a safety training and consulting firm dedicated to workplace injury prevention and loss control.
After selling National Safety Depot, David founded East Coast Loss Control, a company which employed a team of highly trained consultants and trainers with expertise particularly in confined space policy and procedures. Among other things, East Coast Loss Control worked with the RCMP across Canada training the police force in matters of dive safety. The organization also developed national dive safety regulations. The company was also contracted by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour to conduct accident investigations.
Since coming to Manitoba, David has worked at companies such as Maple Leaf Foods and the Royal Canadian Mint in such capacities as Health, Safety, Environmental and Security Manager. In his two most recent leadership positions before coming to SSM he has excelled in supporting high-volume, multi-plant operations employing thousands of people for the most demanding and highly regulated export markets in the world. David is currently the Director of Operations for SSM.
Dave Gouthro Occupational Health & Safety Consulting
Dave Gouthro Health & Safety Consulting registered as 3245627 Nova Scotia Limited is incorporated with $2 million Errors & Omissions, $5 million General Liability and $5 million Auto Insurance coverage with Dave as president and sole owner. His 30 plus years experience has taken him throughout Canada and abroad. He has the following professional designations; CRSP Canadian Registered Safety Professional, CHSC Certified Health and Safety Consultant, CHSO Construction Health and Safety Officer, GSO General Safety Officer, CSO, Construction Safety Officer and LEAD AUDITOR, ISO 9001:2000 Quality Systems.
Dave’s history includes review of existing and development of new programs for certification along with carrying out safety audits and being available on as needed bases to assist clients with their occupational health & safety.
Additional areas of expertise include incident investigation, training development and presentations for industry. Dave has success in assisting with provincial Occupational Health and Safety enforcement inspections and orders along with workers compensation claims management. While primarily in the construction industry he does work with non construction clients as well. Dave prides himself in fostering positive working relationships with stake holders in private and public sectors including unions.
He has safety awards from the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association, “Safety Champion Role Model/Mentor Award” for consistent demonstration of outstanding safety excellence along with Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete, worldwide division 2008 awards program, for safety improvement. Dave represented the steel erectors industry in the development of the Nova Scotia Steel Erectors Code of Practice. He has given presentations at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Community College, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Canadian Society of Safety Engineering. Dave is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine and is a current member of The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.
Safety & Compliance Coordinator
USask Safety Resources
Patrick has over 18 years of experience in safety management system consulting, development and implementation in post-secondary education and research laboratory and fieldwork settings, as well as construction and arboriculture safety. He has worked at the University of Saskatchewan since 2008, and is currently the Safety and Compliance Coordinator. In this role he supervises the USask Fire and Life Safety team, leads the USask Hearing Loss Prevention Program, and conducts ergonomic consultations for the campus community.
Patrick also supports all local safety committees across campus and is a resource to the institutional Occupational Health Committee helping to identify and resolve new health and safety concerns and issues. Through these committees Patrick assists academic, research and service groups across campus to develop and implement locally specific safety management systems, including the development and provision of worker and student training systems and procedures, locally specific workplace inspection protocol and local emergency response plans. He also works with leaders and researchers across campus to develop a wide variety of off-campus activity safety plans, and children’s camp and science outreach safety plans.
Senior Director – Tooling and Innovation –Major Component Replacement Project
Byron House, P.Eng is a Chemical Engineer graduate from the University of New Brunswick with over 25 years of experience in the nuclear industry. Byron has held senior leader positions at Bruce Power in the areas Operations, Maintenance, Project Management, and Training. Most recently he has joined the Bruce Power major reactor component replacement team tasked with the life extension of the nuclear reactors on the Bruce site with the responsibility to shorten the project durations through reactor tooling innovations. Byron has reviewed operational and safety performance at several nuclear power plants around the world as an industry peer including United States, Ukraine, and China with a focus on safety culture and organizational effectiveness.
Glyn is a Partner in the firm EHS Partnerships Ltd. He has over 35 years of experience working as a consulting occupational health and safety professional and leadership coach. Glyn is a chemical engineer by training and is a Professional Engineer. He completed a Masters degree specializing in occupational health and safety. He holds numerous professional certifications and is a CIH and a CRSP.
Manager, Excellence in Manufacturing Safety Program
Kelly Killby is a consultant with 20+ years of management system experience, including development and implementation of management system requirements across disciplines in Corporate Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety. Based in Stratford Ontario, she assists employers with system implementation, analysis, evaluation, auditing, training and program development. She is a ISO management system certified lead auditor. Currently she manages the Excellence in Manufacturing Safety Program where she works with manufacturers across Ontario to improve health and safety and build a health and safety management system.
XXII World Congress on Safety & Health at Work
Louise Logan is an experienced senior executive working in the areas of public policy, organizational leadership, and strategy. She is currently the National Director for the XXII World Congress on Safety & Health at Work, and President of Logan & Associates Inc.
Louise’s professional experience includes President & CEO of the Public Services Health & Safety Association, inaugural president of a national injury prevention charity, and Director General of Policy and Regulation Development at WorkSafeBC. Louise is currently Board Governance Committee Chair, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, past member of Ontario’s Rowan’s Law (Concussion) Advisory Committee and current Board Chair of Rowan’s Legacy Foundation.
Louise holds a Juris Doctor from University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Executive Program at the Ivey School of Business. She is currently completing her Master of Laws part-time at Osgoode Law School.
SA Maislin Consultants
Strategic Relationships Advisor
Larry Masotti is a Strategic Relationships Advisor at Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to meet the health and safety needs of 171,000 businesses in the agricultural, manufacturing and service industries, representing 4.2 million employees across Ontario. Larry has previously held roles at WSPS as the Director, Strategic Relationships and Director of Marketing and Business Development in Toronto, Ontario.
With over 20 years of health and safety experience, Larry also serves as the Vice President for Minerva Safety Management Education and is an International Review Panelist for the National Safety Council. He is also a member of the Judging Panel for the prestigious Canada’s Safest Employer Awards.
A Canadian Registered Safety Professional who holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Athabasca University, Larry is dedicating this chapter of his professional life to building cultures of safety everywhere by inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.
OHS Consultant & Trainer
Safety First Consulting Ltd.
Kimberly has been working as an OHS professional for almost 20 years. She holds an OHS certificate from UNBC and her NCSO and CRSP designations. Kim is an award winning instructor, the recipient of the 2022 top Women in Safety award and has been recognized as a leader in the industry.
President, Safety Engineer and Management Consultant
H&S Consultants Inc.
David A.G. Meston, P.Eng. – President, H&S Consultants Inc. (H&S), Safety Engineer and Management Consultant since 1987. Dave uses a unique risk-based approach to safety management with a focus on “Safety by Design”. Prior to H&S he was an Electrical Design Engineer, Safety Engineer and Senior Manager with Ontario Hydro. He has over 40 years of experience in management and engineering.
Recent work has included design risk analysis for hydrogen, natural gas and other alternative energy projects including both semi-quantitative and quantitative methods for utility clients and equipment manufacturers. Additionally, he produces safety and emergency management system documentation for operational support to the above design projects (e.g. ISO 45001).
Dave is also a part time Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) since 1996 teaching Business and Occupational Health and Safety. He has been a volunteer with Minerva Canada since 1993.
Workplace Health, The Conference Board of Canada
Erin Mills is the Associate Director of Workplace Health at The Conference Board of Canada. She guides the Board’s workplace health research initiatives and programs, and leads the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness, as well as the Centre for Health and Safety.
Erin can rely on more than 20 years of experience across the health, employment, and education sectors. Before joining the Conference Board, she held positions as the Director of Labour Market Information and HR Research for the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, and Director of Institutional Research at Seneca College.
WHS Governance and Compliance Manager
Manu is currently the WHS Governance and Compliance Manager, Canada at Amazon. Before that he was the CEO at Actsafe Safety Association and COO of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. He has a varied background and extensive experience in the fields of physiotherapy, ergonomics, education and not for profit management. He has been a speaker at various conferences including TEDx. He has Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) and CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (CPHSA) designations. He sits on the board of Work Wellness Institute and the President of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists BC–Yukon Region.
ECOH Management Inc.
Christopher Nielsen, B.Sc., P. Geo. (Limited), QPESA, is a senior environmental, health and safety consultant and leader with more than 30 years of progressive experience in his field of expertise. Chris is an active volunteer, mentoring new professional geoscientists and is the past President of Muskies Canada Sport Fishing & Research Inc., a not-for-profit volunteer conservation organization.
O’Reilly Health & Safety Consulting
Yvonne O’Reilly, the owner of O’Reilly Health & Safety Consulting, is based in Stratford, Ontario. She assists organizations to effectively implement their OHS management system by providing due diligence & awareness training, compliance audits, and JHSC workshops.
Yvonne is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), and is an instructor for the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies as part of the Human Resources and OHS certificate programs.
Her professional commitment has led her to become involved in several organizations to foster and promote the OHS profession. In addition to serving as a judge for Canada’s Safest Employer awards, she has chaired the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) national North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Committee, and served three terms on the Governing Board of the BCSRP. She has been a presenter at national conferences, and has chaired conferences for Bongarde Media and Lancaster House.
Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University
Ronald Pelot, Ph.D., P.Eng., has been a professor in Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University since 1994. Over the past three decades, he and his team have developed new software tools and analysis methods applied to maritime traffic safety (accidents at sea), environmental impacts of marine shipping traffic, and coastal zone safety and security. Research methods encompass spatial risk analysis, vessel traffic modelling, data processing and pattern analysis, location models for response resource allocation, safety analyses, logistics planning, and cumulative shipping impacts studies. He has taught courses in human factors engineering, risk and decision analysis, operations research and engineering economics. Dr. Pelot has published over 200 journal articles, conference proceedings and technical reports.
Senior Safety Advisor, Training and Curriculum Development
New Brunswick Construction Safety Association
Shelley Poirier has 19 years of experience in the field of construction safety.
Shelley’s passion is to foster the growth of a health and safety culture across the industry. She has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and events in the Maritimes.
Shelley holds a BSc from Dalhousie University and the Construction Safety and Gold Seal Safety Coordinator Designations.
Principal and Corporate Wellness Consultant
LIFE FIT Associates
Marion Reeves is an experienced Workplace Wellness Consultant who specializes in creating unique, leading-edge program solutions for her client’s needs. She does this through an integrated, inclusive approach that contributes to building a comprehensive workplace health promotion strategy, valued by all stakeholders.
With over 35 years of delivering trend-setting activities to address the personal health practices and organizational culture engagement of employees in more than 30 companies, Marion has a depth of knowledge she enjoys sharing with small and large businesses. Her areas of specialization include shift workers, multi-site facilities, blended work environments, diversified staffing scenarios, and an understanding of first responder challenges.
Marion’s background includes a BSc in Kinesiology and 10 years teaching experience in Program Planning for the post-graduate Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion Program at Centennial College. During her career, Marion has been involved in helping to advance workplace health and wellness through active participation on many provincial and federal committees. She is a recipient of the Canadian Workplace Wellness Pioneer Award and was honoured for her achievements at The Better Workplace Conference.
Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Manager
Tigercat International Inc.
Robin Schooley is part of the Young and New Worker team in OHS Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC. Robin has a background in journalism and communications and brings those skills to influence safety behavior in B.C. workplaces. Robin works with her team to reduce injuries by raising awareness, creating empowerment, and developing resources to engage workers and employers.
Worker and Public Safety Standards, CSA Group
The Redlands Group Inc.
Dylan is Managing Director of The Redlands Group Inc., with more than 20 years of expertise as a business owner, Vice President Safety, Not For Profit Board Leader and International Keynote Speaker.
The Redlands Group provides client focused solutions that meets your Health, Safety and Risk assurance needs. The team has the expertise to deliver results from Executive level strategy development to front-line staff training; right sized for your organizational needs.
With his strong personal drive to pursue and achieve professional excellence, he not only works to excel in his own professional development, he works to coach, mentor and energize members of work groups to achieve their full potential.
Dylan is a sought-after International Keynote Speaker delivering engaging messages focused on Management Systems, Influence, Change and Risk Management. As a result of his professional and volunteer achievements, Dylan was awarded the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering’s highest award; the 2016 Safety Professional of the Year.
Dylan also serves in the following volunteer roles:
Standards Council of Canada – Technical Committee Member, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safet
COS Magazine, Canada’s Safest Employers Awards – Category Judge
Best Health, Safety and Environment Management Program
Mining and Natural Resources
Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)
Technical Committee Vice Chair for Z1002-12 – OHS Risk assessment and contro
Technical Committee Past Chair, Z1001-13 Occupational Health & Safety Trainin
Technical Committee Member, Z1000-14 Occupational Health & Safety Management
Technical Committee Member – Z1005 Incident Investigation
Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
National Director and Governing Board Member, Educational Services (2008 – 2015)
Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals – Vice Chair, Post-Secondary Education Accreditation Task Force
Global Functional Safety Lead Electrification, Controls, SW & Electronics (GECSE)
General Motors of Canada Company
Global Functional Safety Lead Electrification, Controls, SW & Electronics (GECSE)
Canadian Technical Centre Workplace Safety Lead
General Motors of Canada Company
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
Lynn Smith is GM’s Global GECSE Functional Workplace Safety Leader. Globally, she supports the VP GECSE with the implementation of GM’s Workplace Safety System and locally, she oversees the Workplace Safety System at 4 Canadian Engineering sites. As a career engineer at GM, Lynn has held positions of strategic responsibility in Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering and now Workplace Safety. She holds a B.Eng. in Mining/Metallurgy from Technical University of NS and holds an M.Eng. in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from University of Western Ontario. Lynn is a PEO member and currently serves on the Minerva Canada Board of Directors which targets tomorrow’s leaders by encouraging Canadian colleges and universities to embed safety management education into their Core Curricula. She is the Chair of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Durham East Chapter and is a member of the WSPS Vehicle Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Advisory Committee advocating for the sector within Ontario’s prevention system.
Director, Prevention Field Services
Dan is the Director of Prevention Field Services in the Prevention Services division at WorkSafeBC. Prevention Services has a mandate to engage employers and workers to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe through education, consultation and enforcement in the Province of British Columbia.
Prior to his appointment at WorkSafeBC, Dan worked as the Manager Health and Safety at the Vancouver International Airport for 15 years.
From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Strand was President of the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists. He was Director for the Western Provinces at the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists from 2007 to 2009.
Dan is currently serving on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) representing the Province of British Columbia for a four year term effective December 2020.
Senior Safety, Health and Risk Management Executive
STURM Consulting Inc
Peter Sturm, is a senior Safety, Health and Risk Management Executive with STURM Consulting Inc. His expertise includes health and safety, workers compensation, insurance, incident investigations, prevention and sustainability.
Peter is the co-author of the ASSP Accident Investigation Techniques – Best Practices for Examining Workplace Incidents which references the only consensus standard focusing on investigation incident, CSA Z1005-21, Workplace Incident Investigations
He teaches safety and incident investigations at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, University of Fredericton and George Brown College.
His leadership roles include:
He holds the designations of CRSP, Professional Member (CSSE) & CHSC. This includes an EMBA, Global Leadership, is active with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering & American Society of Safety Professionals.
He was awarded the CSSE Safety Professional of the Year in 2015, & Outstanding Service to CSSE/Volunteer of the Year in 2019.
Szabo Safety & Operations Services
National Practice Leader
OHS, Pinchin Ltd.
Chris is the National Practice Leader for the OHS group at Pinchin Ltd. and has been a practicing OHS specialist for over 25 years. Along with his duties at Pinchin, he is also the Chair of the Fire Sub-council for the Alberta Safety Codes Council.
School of Occupational & Public Health, Ryerson University
Thomas Tenkate is an Associate Professor and was Director (2011 to 2020), School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University. He has worked in Australia, the USA and in Canada in the fields of environmental health and occupational health and safety. He has been in academia for 18 years, and prior to this he worked in a variety of government roles for 10 years. He has gained qualifications in environmental health, industrial hygiene, management, education, and risk management, including a Doctor of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. His research interests involve risk assessment and risk management in occupational settings.
Safety Services Nova Scotia
Joe has been with Safety Services Nova Scotia, as OHS Director since 2007 and has worked in the safety and risk management field professionally since 1994.
Joe also serves on the CSA Z1001 (OHS Training) Technical Committee, and is a serving executive on the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.
Global Director of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality
WSP Global Inc.
I am an experienced HSEQ professional with demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategies and systems to address critical health and safety risks, impacts associated with social wellbeing, our environment and the communities we work within for over 20 years.
I have worked extensively in the resource industry throughout Canada, Australia, Asia and South America, with exposure to various stages of the mining life cycle. I have also benefitted from working within a customer service business with significant environmental and social impacts in Europe.
Owner and Principle Consultant
Carolyn Wisdom is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Environmental / Public Health Specialist, Canadian Registered Safety Professional, and Certified COR Auditor with Energy Safety Canada Ltd. She has over 30 years field experience in Industrial Hygiene. Carolyn started work with the State of Oregon where she was a Compliance Officer. She has also worked for Suncor Inc. and the Canadian Military. She taught Indoor Air Quality and other courses for the University of Alberta Health and Safety Certificate Program.
Most of her work has been as a Consultant operating out of Alberta. Some of her clients have included: Health Canada, the RCMP, the Canadian Military, the City of Camrose, and Atco to name a few.
Carolyn graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental / Public Health. She also took the graduate program in Industrial Hygiene. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Brock University. As well as a Master of Science in Fungal Cell Biology / Microbiology from the University of British Columbia.
Industry Specialist, Young/New Workers and Small Business
National Director of Practice Leadership
Jill Grant is the National Director of Practice Leadership at Pinchin Ltd. Jill is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s Degree in environmental engineering from the University of Windsor. As the National Director of Practice Leadership, Jill oversees the team of twelve technical leaders representing each Practice at Pinchin Ltd. This team of subject matter experts is responsible for the quality and delivery of services across Canada. She has specialized in the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) field for 21 years and is responsible for training, quality control, and innovation for all employees across the company.
KPMG Law LLP
Program Manager, Industry Development
Energy Safety Canada
President and CEO
Safety Services Nova Scotia
SAFE Work Manitoba
Veronica Suszynski is a Portfolio Leader at SAFE Work Manitoba in the Support Services Portfolio, which provides service to all Manitoba employers in the areas of occupational hygiene, musculoskeletal injuries and preventing young worker injuries. The Support Services Portfolio was part of the team that created the Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy in an effort to reduce young worker injuries in Manitoba.
Veronica is a member of CSSE and has completed the CHSC designation. She has worked for the WCB for over 30 years and during her career has held a variety of positions including: payment assessor, adjudicator and case manager. As a case manager, Veronica helped many workers who suffered serious workplace injuries. It is Veronica’s hope that her work will help reduce the number of workplace injuries in Manitoba and make our province a safer place for all workers.
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