A COR auditor is a recognized and specially trained individual who is qualified to assess an employer’s health and safety management system and injury management/return-to-work system.
The following certified external auditors have a high degree of expertise and competency in occupational health and safety auditing of the organization’s health and safety management system or injury management/return-to-work system. Regardless of the size of the employer, an individual certified as an external COR auditor is empowered to conduct both certification audits and annual maintenance audits.
Meet our Certified External Auditors:
External auditors who are not in a direct contractual relationship with BCMSA will be solely responsible for determining any requirements with any municipality or entity with which they contract with directly to provide services.
The BCMSA does not regulate the relationship between external auditors and third parties.
Glacierview Consulting Ltd.
8719 Dieter Road
Smithers BC V0J 2N7
With over 30 years in Corporate Administration in challenging environments such as public transit, healthcare, local government and the private sector, Susan brings a broad range of experience to this role and holds a Certificate in Public Administration with Honours. Most recently, Susan spent 10 years with the Town of Smithers in the capacity of Director of Corporate Services with a portfolio that included the management of the OH&S program. She developed the comprehensive program that lead the Town to achieving COR status in 2010 and maintained her Internal Auditor status with the BCMSA until her retirement in 2016. Susan’s personality creates a relaxed and comfortable audit environment for the employee and organization as a whole. Located in Smithers, she is willing and able to travel throughout BC.
Leon Johnson, CRSP, CHSC
Stirling Safety and Associates
2511 Valleyview Drive
Kamloops, BC V2C 4E2
Leon is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and a Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC), with a two-year diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from BCIT. He has over ten years experience in OH&S and has worked in many different levels of government. Leon has work experience in many areas including commercial and residential construction, road construction and maintenance, manufacturing, landscaping, traffic management and control. He is willing and able to travel to all corners of the province.
Paige Knapman, CRSP
Safely Managed Consulting
Paige Knapman is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and Certified Disabilities Management Professional (CDMP) and is employed with the City of Courtenay as the Occupational Health & Safety and Return to Work Advisor. Paige has been involved in workplace health and safety for over 20 years with several industries including manufacturing, hazardous chemical management, and local government. Paige has more than fifteen years of professional safety auditing experience with the Partnerships COR program; and offers her services as an external COR auditor on a limited availability basis each year. Paige is also a certified external auditor with the Manufacturing Safety Alliance (MSA) and has many professional references available upon request.
Stephen Melendy, CRSP, CHSC, CPHR, CRM
Stephen holds a post-graduate diploma in Safety Engineering Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and certificate in Human Resources Management with designations as a Canadian Registered Safety Profession (CRSP), Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC), Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM).
He has over 8 years of OHS experience providing leadership and support that contributes to continuous improvement of safety management systems, including 2.5 years working with local government in BC.
Dean Sinclair, RPF
1384 Dunbar Drive
Kamloops, BC V1S 0C6
Since 2007 Dean has conducted over 300 COR audits for 5 different certifying partners, including the BCMSA. He is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional with over 13 years of safety management experience. He has a client base across BC in a wide variety of fields, including local/regional government, commercial construction, forestry, health care, road construction/maintenance and manufacturing.
Dean has a reputation for his high level of professionalism and ability to work with each client to provide an unbiased, realistic assessment of their safety program. Dean’s BCMSA audits include Skytrain, City of Abbotsford, AdvoCare Health Services, Coast Mountain Bus and others.
Read his resume: Dean Sinclair Resume 14Apr14 (678 downloads)
Gurdev Singh, CRSP, CHSC, CHSMSA
Right4U Safety Consulting Inc.
1406 Sunshine Crt
Kamloops, BC V2E2M3
Gurdev Singh is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) and Certified Health and Safety Management System Auditor (CHSMSA) with more than 15 years of professional experience in implementing, managing, and auditing quality assurance (ISO 9001), environmental (ISO 14001) and occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001) management systems.
Gurdev is a certified external COR auditor with the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC (MSABC), go2HR (Tourism and Hospitality) and SafetyDriven – TSCBC.
Gurdev is also a certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 auditor with Exemplar Global and has conducted joint COR and ISO audits.
Randy Hooge, CRSP (NP), WHSC
Workplace Health & Safety Consulting
Randy Hooge is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) with over 25 years’ experience as a health, safety and security manager in healthcare and municipal government, and a further twelve years as a professional Firefighter and Captain with the Kamloops Fire Rescue Service. Randy currently is a health and safety consultant with his own consulting firm, Workplace Health & Safety Consulting (WHSC), specializing in safety training, OHS program review and development, hazard identification and risk assessments, and COR auditing and preparation. He is also an external auditor for AgSafeBC and resides in the lower mainland.
Susan Harahap, CRSP
Pro Administration Services Inc.
Susan Harahap is the Manager of Corporate Health and Safety at Pro Administration Services Inc. (Pro Admin). Pro Admin manages the Occupational Health and Safety portfolio of the Forster Group of Companies, which includes Elder Care and Support Services. Throughout the past ten years working at Pro Admin, she has established an effective auditing and education program in order to identify challenges and successes in the organization. She oversees the prevention services and the disability case management departments for all 5,000+ employees within the Forster Group of Companies.
Susan has been an Internal Auditor with the BCMSA since 2016 and has been maintained good-standing year over year for her clients. Susan completed the Certificate of Occupational Health and Safety at BCIT in 2017. In 2018, she went on to earn the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. She continues her commitment to the health and safety of her clients, and ensures all workers understand their right to a safe and healthy working environment. Susan resides in the lower mainland.
2023 Brightway Road
Quesnel, BC V2J 6N9
Sunshine has been a safety resource for her clients managing their health and safety systems while developing safety policy and implementing procedures for over 20 years. She has been a COR auditor since 2007 for various certifying partners, including the BCMSA, and audits in other capacities as well.
With a vast industrial and administrative experience base, Sunshine brings practical solutions to address each client’s specific safety challenges. Her personal and professional attention during each audit is aimed at identifying gaps but also providing effective suggestions and recommendations that are easily implemented.
Cariboo Safety Consulting
203-383 Oliver Street Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4
Cariboo Safety Consulting was established in 2007 and provides hands on practical safety consulting and auditing services to various industries throughout the entire province. On average Nicole performs over 60 COR audits a year varying in size from Individual Owner Operators to large companies with 500 + employees. With her extensive experience, Nicole will work with clients to address site specific challenges and concerns through a realistic and professional lens. She continues to learn and expand her commitment to the health and safety of her clients and provides best practices, industry standards and leading-edge solutions for her clientele. Various professional references are available upon request.
Trevor Reid, M.Sc, CRSP
Trevor has a variety of experience in health and safety over the past 20 years that include having been a WorkSafeBC Occupational Hygiene Officer, a Corporate Director of HSE for a large construction company, a municipal government Health and Safety Specialist and a business owner. Trevor has a Master’s degree in occupational hygiene from UBC and holds a CRSP designation.
Nancy Carol Johnston
108-285 Newport Drive
Port Moody, B.C. V3H 5J6
Nancy is a Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist (retired) and holds a Diploma of Technology (Occupational Health and Safety) from BCIT. With 35 years in the practice of Occupational Health & Safety, Nancy is a strong generalist with special focus on occupational hygiene. She is experienced in all aspects of OH&S program development, implementation, and evaluation, primarily, but not exclusively, in the public education sector. Early in her career she received an “Excellence in Auditing” award from the International Loss Control Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. She is willing and able to travel throughout British Columbia.
M Kibria Shah, MASc, CRSP
SPI Health and Safety Inc.
101-3727 2nd Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5C 3W6
Kibria is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) with more than 11 years of experience in occupational health and safety management in both public and private entity settings. His educational background includes a Master of Building Engineering/Building Science, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, and a Specialist Diploma in OHS.
Kibria has led OHS program development and implementation and conducted OHS management system audits in a variety of industries, including local-provincial-federal organizations, construction, manufacturing, energy & utilities, and marine & offshore fabrication operations located in North America and Asia. Kibria currently is a Lead OHS Advisor with SPI Health and Safety, a Canadian leader in occupational health and safety offering complete and specialized 360 safety solutions.
Sandra Ciparis Consulting
Sandra Ciparis is a highly knowledgeable and dedicated certified safety professional with over 15 years of health, safety and disability management experience in a range of industries including finance, retail, construction, sport, and municipal government. She has been an internal COR Auditor with BCMSA over the past 10 years.
Sandra believes in working with organizations to foster an environment that cultivates knowledge, skills and positive attitudes towards health and safety. Her approach to auditing and training is both practical and collaborative.
She looks forward to working with organizations like yours to advance understanding of legislative requirements and COR standards in order to continually improve health and safety outcomes in support of the business’ overall success.