Workplace Safety North announces changes to board of directors

Friday, November 01, 2019

David Kelly joins Ontario health and safety association 

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Workplace Safety North board of directors (left to right): David Kelly, Andrew Tempelman, John O’Brien, Lydia Renton, Gaetan Carrier, Sandra Haddad, John Benoit, Tim Bremner, and Clyde Healey.

Workplace Safety North (WSN) is pleased to announce David Kelly as its newest board member. Kelly is an underground mining heavy equipment mechanic for Compass Minerals in Goderich. 

“As a mechanic and certified worker representative on the Joint Health and Safety Committee, David brings a unique perspective to issues affecting worker health and safety,” says Paul Andre, WSN President and CEO. “We’re pleased to welcome him to the board.”

Kelly is also a member of the Compass mine rescue team and competed at regional and provincial competitions for the past three years. Kelly completed a four-year mechanic apprenticeship and has a college diploma in Diesel Management; he holds a variety of technical tickets, including Canadian Welding Bureau Certified Welder, Crane Operator and Technical Standards and Safety Authority Alternative Fuels Technician. A volunteer with the Goderich Lions club for the past ten years, Kelly has worked on large projects, fundraising, and collaborating with other local non-profits.

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Workplace Safety North recognized outgoing board members (l to r) Erik Holstrom and Dwight Harper at the annual general meeting.

Outgoing board members Erik Holstrom and former chair Dwight Harper were recognized for their contributions at the WSN annual general meeting in September. Those interested in volunteering as a board member are encouraged to review the call for applications posted on the company website.

An independent not-for-profit, Workplace Safety North is one of four sector-based health and safety associations in Ontario, and provides province-wide Ministry-approved workplace health and safety training and services for the mining and forest products industries, as well as for businesses across northern Ontario.