Primary Qualifications

  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP0
  • Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management, University of Fredericton
  • Certificate in Disability Management, University of Fredericton
  • 9 years’ experience as an OHS Professional, working across Canada and internationally
  • Competent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, with a proven ability to enable health and safety cooperation and commitment from all levels of the corporate structure
  • Excellent working knowledge of federal and provincial regulations and laws regarding occupational health and safety compliance

Work History

Work History
Nov 2010 - Jun 2015

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

City of Surrey

Reporting to the Manager, OHS, as the City’s Occupational Health and Safety Specialist I am accountable for supporting and contributing to the ongoing development, implementation, coordination and administration of the City’s Occupational Health and Safety Program.  Key areas of focus include incident investigation, workplace safety compliance, occupational hygiene, training, risk assessment and OHS policy and procedure development.  In this role I am responsible for:

  • Managing the OHS training program which entails conducting needs analyses, coordinating OHS training courses and events, as well as the design, development and maintenance of the OHS training manual and annual plan
  • Managing OHS, WCB Claims and the Return to Work Program for the Parks Recreation and Culture Department
  • Liaising at a senior level with clients, key contractors, regulators, industry professionals and OHS committee representatives
  • Managing North American Occupational Safety and Health week and championing workplace wellness initiatives
  • Developing and implementing risk management and loss prevention strategies
  • Compiling statistical data and analyses for OHS corporate reports
Apr 2009 - Nov 2010

Senior Safety Manager

1984 Enterprises Inc

1984 Enterprises Inc. is a leader in providing site-specific safety solutions to clientele throughout Canada’s resource sector.  Reporting directly to 1984’s Chief Executive Officer, my key responsibilities as Senior Safety Manager included:

  • Developing and implementing safety management systems for mineral exploration and drilling companies including corporate OH&S programs and site specific safety program
  • Managing a team of safety professionals including Nurses, Health and Safety Coordinators and OFA Level 3 attendants
  • Providing leadership, guidance and technical support to operations, management and safety committees 
  • Compiling OH&S audit reports for both surface and underground drilling operations
  • Developing an OH&S Program for a worksite in Ethiopia, Africa, with a focus on compliance with international standards as mandated by the International Finance Corporation
Feb 2006 - Dec 2008

Manager, Health and Safety

StrataGold Corporation

Reporting to the VP, Environment and Community Affairs, as a key member of the management team, I was directly responsible for the design, development and management of the OHS program.  Specific duties included: 

  • Preparing health and safety quarterly reports, monthly updates, statistical summaries and annual presentations
  • Overseeing implementation of the health and safety program including developing OHS policies, procedures, manuals, and support documents and maintaining the health and safety documentation system
  • Managing a team of nurses and a physician as part of our emergency response program in Guyana
  • Facilitating the corporate board of directors’ health and safety committee meetings
  • Coordinating formal training programs including Occupational First Aid Level 3, Joint Health and Safety Committee, All Terrain Vehicle Safety, TDG and WHMIS
  • Consulting with community leaders in Guyana to assist senior management with determining and addressing the needs of the local village in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding

Education

Education

Volunteer Work & Memberships

  • Member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional
  • Presenter for the AME of BC Field Safety Awareness Workshop 2008 and 2010