Workplace/Occupational Health & Safety Training and Consulting
Workplace/Occupational Health & Safety Training and Consulting
There's much to see here, I've been in OH&S for over 27yrs.
So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about Me...
I hope you enjoy the site and take a moment to drop Me a line...
I remember building little Tractor Trailers & Forklifts with Lego when I was a child and seeing great big Moving Trucks coming down my street (Atlas Van Lines)... My Dad talked about Truck Driving and Forklifts (secretly I wondered if he was trying to send me away)... He worked in the Cement / Surface Mining Industry for St. Mary's Cement...
Jump ahead a decade, my first jobs were in Lumberyards, Warehousing & 3rd-Party Logistics: specifically Driving Forklifts... Add another few years, in the early & mid-80's I had 2 Forklift Licenses (when that actually existed), my Dad paid for the courses...
Add another 5 years in to the early 1990's I began to Teach/Train Forklift with my Trainers Certificate from the Raymond Corporation of Canada... My "dive" into OH&S began around the same time when I saw co-workers being hurt: they had no training, warning or experience... I joined the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) as the Worker Representative... Training Forklift snowballed into Training MEWP's, WHMIS, TDG, Fall Protection and a number of other courses... Add a couple more years, I was promoted into Management: Team Leader for Occupational Health & Safety / Training & Development with a large Warehouse & Distribution company: Supply Chain Management, the Canadian 3PL for Wal-Mart Canada... We had 800 Employees full-time & depending on the season, up-to 200 Temporary Staff... We operated 24/7/365 with a Fleet of 125 Forklifts... At one point I had a staff of 4 Trainers that reported to me... Add a couple years, I began to deliver Soft-Skills Managerial & Total Quality Concept/Management Courses (TQC/TQM)...
Somewhere dribbled in this time-frame I'd ran my own small business in Outdoor Travel/Adventure Planning... I also did a fair amount of Volunteer work: specifically with Highschool Students delivering the Young Worker Awareness Program (YWAP) for which I received 3 Awards. This was a program where I would attend Ontario High Schools and deliver a 2.5 hour session on OH&S to Grade 10+ students... I was also a Guest Speaker for 3-days on Young Workers and Equipment Safety, at the Annual OH&S Conference with the former IAPA...
Add another decade, I then had a few more Trainer-Level Credentials. I also did a short-stint in Surface Mining at St. Mary's Cement (my Dad sure was happy about that)... I spent 5 years Training at a Private Career College and was a Recognized Trainer by the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities (MTCU), my Trainer Credentials & workplace experience was accepted as an alternate to Teachers College...
Add one more decade (or so), I've been working almost 40yrs with about 27yrs of that time in OH&S / T&D... I now have 16 Trainer-Level Certifications and can deliver upwards of 40 Safety-Related courses & a number of non-safety related courses... I have worked on both the Worker & Management sides of OH&S / T&D and have worked with some of the largest & well-known Safety Providers in Ontario. I am also an Approved Trainer for Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development (MLTSD) Training Programs...
Now in 2019~2021 I have returned to Consulting & Training, renewed The Safety Cat business that I have owned over 21yrs....
I took a Leap-of-Faith and have stepped-into ISO Auditing: Specifically ISO 45001:2018 ~ Occupational Health & Safety Management....
I have also taken courses in ISO 9001 ~ Quality Management along with ISO 19011 ~ Management Systems...
In 2020 I participated on a 3-day course: ISO Integrated Management Systems, with attention to ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001...
I am currently working with 5-7 Partner Safety Providers as I build my own client-base out of my new Home-Base in the beautiful small town of Beaverton, in Brock (Durham Region), Ontario...
I have also retuned to the Young Worker forum delivering a variety of Safety & Non-Safety related programs in Southern & Central Ontario High-Schools under the Specialty-High-Skills-Major (SHSM) program...
For 2022, I have now become a member of Toastmasters International!
Toastmasters is present in 149 Countries with over 300,000 Members who seek to be better professional speakers & leaders...
I'm a Competent Trainer with a very "down-to-earth & real" style of delivery... I use humour in my course delivery and I tell-it-as-it-is, I don't beat-around-the-bush...
I have acquired Vulnerable Sector Clearance...
VSC supersedes the old RCMP/OPP background check... This is the highest level of background checking available... VSC covers the following areas: Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases, Summary convictions for five years, Outstanding entries such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, peace bonds, probation and prohibition orders, Absolute and conditional discharges, Every criminal offence of which an individual has been charged that resulted in a finding of Not Criminally Responsible on account of mental disorder, A conviction which a pardon has been granted, only if the disclosure is authorized under the Criminal Records Act; and Any non-conviction information authorized for exceptional disclosure under the authority of the Police Record Checks Reform Act... This means you can readily book me for Training or Consulting in an environment where persons identified as vulnerable are present...
All classes of Forklift including: Counterbalance ~ Narrow Aisle
Man-Up (Orderpicker) ~ Turret-Truck
Power-Pallet Truck (Walkie)
Tow-Tractor (Tugger) ~ Telehandler
Scissor Lift On-Slab (SLOS)(Indoor)
Off-Slab Scissor Lift (OSSL)(Outdoor)
Telescopic Stick-Boom (TSB)
Articulated Knuckle-Boom (AKB)
Push-Around / Vertical Mast Lift
Lockout / Tagout (LOTO)
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS2015)
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Asbestos Hazard Awareness
Federal = Canada Labour Code Part II
Provincial (Ont) = Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC)
Part 1 ~ Part 2 - Refresher
As approved by the Ontario Ministry Of Labour, Training & Skills Development (MOL)
Confined Space Awareness
Working At Heights:
Construction (Incl. Refresher)
As approved by the Ontario Ministry Of Labour (MOL)
Confined Space Awareness (CSA)
Work Area Protection (WAP) / Book 7
Workplace Violence & Harassment (WV&H)
Navigating The Act (NTA)
Your Rights & Responsibilities
Job Hazards Analysis (JHA)
Job Safe Procedures (JSP's)
Blood Borne Pathogens / Infection Control
Numerous Safety-Related Course titles:
MHE ~ WHMIS ~ TDG ~ MEWP ~ CSA
Total Quality Concept
Total Quality Management
Problem Solving / Conflict Resolution
The SCM Way
Job Search / Recruiting Skills
Transportation Operations Specialist (TOS)
Hours Of Service
MS PowerPoint ~ Introduction
MS Word ~ Introduction
MS Excel ~ Introduction
Outlook Express / E-mail Etiquette
The Safety Cat
Beaverton, Brock (Durham Region), Ontario
Cell / Text / WhatsApp (647) 298-2875
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