Introducing Dr. Philip Dirige, Al Bouchard, and George Mondoux
As with any organization, change is constant, and that includes the addition of new employees while others plan well-deserved retirements. There has been a flurry of human resources activity at Workplace Safety North over the last year, and here’s an update on new faces you may encounter.
Occupational health and safety consultant-trainers for Ontario mining sector
Dr. Philip Dirige has rejoined Workplaces Safety North (WSN) as a Ground Control Specialist for the mining sector. He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in mining engineering; his doctoral degree was obtained from Queen’s University in 2003. Prior to this posting, he was a faculty member of the Laurentian University Bharti School of Engineering - Mining Program. He was also involved in different mining operations, and undertook research management in the mining and minerals sector. Having worked in the academic environment in both Canada and the United States, Phil is back serving the Ontario mining industry in the field of health and safety and mine ground control, providing training, consulting, and research management.
Al Bouchard is a new consultant-trainer working out of the Kirkland Lake area. Fluent in French and English, Al joined Workplace Safety North in May, with more than 30 years’ of international experience in the drilling business – both underground and surface. Al has consulted for the United Nations in Pakistan regarding mineral exploration and diamond drilling, and has worked in health and safety for more than 17 years. He holds a certificate in Safety, Health, and Quality Management, and has also held a number of positions on industry committees, including Eastern Safety Group, vice chair for the safety and technical committee, and WSN’s own technical committee.
George Mondoux joined Workplace Safety North this summer, working out of Sudbury area, as Health and Safety Consultant-Trainer for the mining sector. George has more than 38 years of experience in the mining industry, and was Health and Safety Manager at a salt mine in southern Ontario. Experienced in both hard and soft rock mining, as well as shaft mining, George is a Certified Health and Safety Consultant with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers.
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