Chapter Meetings & Events

January Chapter Meeting 

The OH&S profession is evolving. The recent adoption by major health and safety organizations to support a comprehensive capability framework for generalist health and safety professionals represents one of the most significant developments in the field in many years. This presentation will discuss how this and other related changes are likely to affect both current and future OH&S practitioners. 

As the owner of Advocate Workplace Safety Services, Bruce provides workplace safety management and training services to industry. He began his career in OH&S 24 years ago while working in the wood products manufacturing sector, joining WorkSafeBC in early 1997. During his 20-year tenure he worked in a variety of positions relating to workplace injury prevention - as an occupational safety officer, and teaching in and then managing the training program for new prevention officers. During the last seven years of his career he worked in the prevention quality assurance area, retiring from WorkSafeBC in June of this year. He’s a graduate of BCIT in both Occupational Health and Safety and Operations Management, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Human Factors & Safety Management Systems. Bruce has a Diploma in Adult Education, a Provincial Instructor Diploma, and studied business and economics at Simon Fraser University. He’s a Canadian Registered Safety Professional, a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, and a Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer. Currently pursuing Master’s degrees in both human factors and health and safety risk management, he actively supports the health and safety profession by serving as a member of CSSE’s National Outreach Committee, the Chairperson of BCRSP’s Lower Mainland Regional Screening Centre, and the Chairperson of ASTTBC’s Construction Safety Officer Registration Board.

RSVP by 6:00 PM on the Monday before the meeting by following the link below. 

Meeting & Dinner

Time - 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30)

Members - $30

Non Members - $35

Students - $10 

Speaker Only - $10 (Admittance at 6:45 for 7:00 presentation)

Location - Firefighters Club, Burnaby 

Chapter Meetings and Events