Lydia Renton B.Sc., CIH, ROH, FAIHA, is Vice-Chair of the WSN Board. Lydia is Director, Occupational Hygiene, Safety and Security with BluMetric Environmental, an engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Ottawa, with northern offices in Sudbury and Thunder Bay. She brings career experience from Nortel and federal and provincial governments.
Lydia was awarded the Hugh Nelson Award of Excellence from the Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario in 2008 and named a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in 2014. She is a recognized Cyanide Code auditor for the International Cyanide Management Code for gold and silver mining operations.
Her volunteer activities on several Boards include current Vice-Chair with Workplace Safety North, the President and on the Board of the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH), Past Chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Board of
Directors, past Chair of the AIHA Fellows SIG, current Chair of the AIHA International Affairs Committee (IAC) and current Board of Directors for Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB International). Lydia is Co-Chief Oral Examiner for CRBOH, and an AIHA Distinguished Lecturer.
Lydia served on the Board of Directors of the WHSA (Workplace Health and Safety Agency) 2000-2002 as an Order in Council appointment. By actively developing, delivering, and participating in loss control, health, safety, and environment programs, she guided, advised, trained, and consulted to senior management, health and safety committees, unions, and employees in Canada and globally.