Chapter Meetings & Events

Date: September 26, 2019

Location: Burnaby Firefighter's Club

Time: Doors open at 5:30pm , dinner at 6 and presentation starts at 6:45

September Meeting

Human Factor Approach to Incident Investigations

The emphasis on this investigation approach is to understand how and why an event occurred for the benefit of organizational and industry-wide learning. Investigations are an opportunity for organizational self-examination to understand how the system of work influenced performance and how it can be improved to optimize the work environment.

Speaker Summary

Jenny Colman earned her BSc.in ergonomics / human factors (HFE) at Loughborough University, UK where she specialized in forensic and system ergonomics. This background led to an 11 year opportunity in WorkSafeBC’s fatal and serious injury investigation division. During that time, she earned her Masters of Science degree in Human Factors and System Safety at Lund University, Sweden. She is currently working with the Risk Analysis Unit at WorkSafeBC. In her current role she assists the process safety team in concepts and methodologies for ‘critical–control management’.

Jenny is a Canadian Registered Safety Profession (CRSP). She teaches Safety Management Systems at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and was involved in the development of CSA Z1005 - Incident Investigation. She is also involved with the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) to promote the professional value of ergonomics / human factors.

October Event

All of the profit received for this course will be put forth to develop, mentor and provide scholarships for OH&S students and to expanding our knowledge for our members.

The ‘Making safety differently… work’ Workshop

In our previous session “Safety Differently Workshop“ with John Green we explored the changes that we need to make in what we do and how we do it as HS practitioners as well as the shifts in skills and competencies that are needed to make this paradigm change happen. This new program is a continuation of the previous workshop that will look at practical applications to implementing the safety differently model in your organization.

Safety differently focuses on engagement and empowerment of people while promoting innovation, productivity and resiliency. If you want to make this paradigm shift in your organization then bring an open mind and join John Green and the CSSE-LMC on October 17, 2019.


Date: October 17, 2019

Location: Burnaby Firefighter's Club

Time: Workshop including lunch starts at 12:30

Cost: $150

Presented by John Green

John has worked in the oil, gas, petrochemical, electronics, heavy engineering, construction and aviation sectors and has 40 years’ experience of industrial safety. He is recognized and respected as someone who does safety differently and as major force for change in how industrial safety is delivered. He has spent periods living and working overseas with in the Middle East, Iran, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand, parts of the USA and has recently returned from a 4-year spell in Australia covering major construction operations in the southern hemisphere. He has held senior positions with Motorola, British Airways and Board level positions with McAlpine, Laing O'Rourke, Battersea Power Station Development Company and now he is currently the SVP and CSO for Aecon.

John holds qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Mgmt, Risk Mgmt, Change Mgmt, Psychology, Law and Philosophy and is currently studying towards a LLM. He is an advocate of doing safety differently and challenging traditional or orthodox thinking. He spends any spare time that he has climbing in Europe and scuba diving across the world or any other pastime that requires exceptional risk management skills.