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.
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 Penticton, she is willing and able to travel throughout BC.
Sunshine has been working as a safety consultant for the last four years and prior to that a safety coordinator primarily in the forest industry. She is also a safety auditor for the BC Forest Safety Council and instructs Occupational First Aid and WorkSafeBC safety courses. Her strengths are creating health and safety programs to meet the specific needs of her client and creating simple techniques for effective safety compliance.
David’s career included auditing safety programs involving high risk forestry environments, municipal operations, machinery and manufacturing activities. David is an internal ISO 14001 and CSA Z809 auditor and is currently an external auditor for the BC Municipal Safety Association and the BC Forest Safety Council. He has been working with many clients in the local government, health care and forestry sectors in assisting them with their COR certification efforts. He believes in working with clients in a constructive manner to integrate health and safety programs into their existing administration systems in order to help them achieve and maintain an efficient and effective certified safety program. Located in Richmond, B.C., he is willing to travel as required.
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 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.
Caleb is a 2001 graduate of BCIT’s Occupational Health and Safety program, achieving his Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.
He is currently the Health & Safety Supervisor with the City of Kamloops and has been involved in Municipal Health and Safety for the past 7 years. His experience includes residential and commercial construction and forestry.
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 (224 downloads)
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