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, CDMP
Safely Managed Consulting
Comox Valley, BC
Paige Knapman is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and Certified Disabilities Management Professional (CDMP) recently retired from the City of Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Paige has over 25 years experience working as a safety professional and more than 20 years experience auditing safety management systems.
Paige’s occupational health & safety work experience includes several industries including manufacturing, hazardous waste management, oilfield and local government. Paige is a certified external auditor with the Manufacturing Safety Alliance (MSA) and the BC Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) 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
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 (1009 downloads )
Gurdev Singh, CRSP, CHSC, CHSMSA
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, BCom, CRSP
Susan has been an Internal Auditor with the BCMSA since 2016 and has maintained good-standing year after 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. Susan Harahap’s 14 years of experience meets a passion for creating safer, healthier work environments. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Susan has been at the forefront of the health and safety landscape in the Healthcare Community. Having navigated the intricacies of the varying levels of care, she brings a Vast understanding of the unique challenges the sector faces.
Susan applies her experience and education in hazard recognition, mitigation and control to the varied work environments and utilizes her strong communication skills to build relationships during the observational and interview components to gather the required information while minimizing the impact on the operation overall. In 2023, Susan successfully completed audits for Municipalities and Regional Districts in BC.
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 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
Kibria is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) with more than 12 years of experience in occupational health and safety management in both public and private sectors. His educational background includes a Master of Building Engineering/Building Science, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, and a 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.
Sandra Ciparis, CRSP
Sandra Ciparis Consulting
Sandra Ciparis is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional Designate who is highly knowledgeable 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.