I am a National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) working for a survey firm in Edmonton, AB. I started out as a “chainman” or survey assistant. I ran my own crew for 12 years, then 7 years of office work scheduling crews, checking their work and checking plans for accuracy prior to registration with land titles. For the last eight years I have been a full time safety officer for the company. I oversee the safety program for over 100 people. I am an accredited safety auditor and keep our COR (Certificate of Recognition) current and always improving!
I have been with the firm for 29 years.
I chose safety for a couple of reasons, the main one being…I have spent most of my life in the construction industry and seen many people severely injured. I want to try and ensure the culture of “cowboy” construction workers stops injuring people! Everyone deserves to go home safely at the end of the day.
In my spare time I like to throw things…baseballs, footballs, Frisbees, etc. I also enjoy fishing and camping, watching movies and working out to ensure I live long enough to meet my grand children!