MISSION, VISION, VALUES

Our Mission is to provide our clients with professional, accurate, relevant and sustainable health & safety solutions.

Our Vision is to be leaders in the field of occupational health & safety.

We Value strict client confidentiality, strong moral principles, and ethical business practices.

ABOUT GRAND RIVER OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

At Grand River Occupational Health & Safety Inc. we work with businesses to create, manage, train and help understand regulatory compliance in all areas of workplace health and safety.

Our experienced and trained, in-house safety team, will work with you by providing on-site health & safety staff, training employees, safety consulting and safety program development. Grand River OHS is well versed in all regulatory compliance requirements and will customize safety programs for your specific application.

At Grand River Occupational Health & Safety Inc. we provide a level of professionalism, quality, and ethics in all of our daily work practices, in adherence with our company mission, vision, and values.

Speaking Engagements

Grand River Occupational Health & Safety Inc., offers guest speaking services for your next safety symposium, conference or company safety campaign.

We offer presentations, workshops, and seminars on a wide variety of workplace health & safety issues, customized to your event.

For further information please contact Grand River OHS.

Staff Bios

Wes Mazur
President & Team Lead
Wes is a former WSIB Workwell Evaluator and also a former Safe Advantage Auditor and regulatory Safety Enforcement Officer with the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Wes is also an instructor at Conestoga College, and speaks nationally at various health and safety conferences and events. With more than 15 years of experience in various management, consulting, specialist and enforcement roles of occupational health and safety, Wes leads the GROHS team to offer our clients with solutions to meet today’s ever-changing health and safety requirements.
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Tyler Mazur
Office Coordinator

Tyler has a business diploma from Fanshawe College. Tyler is customer-focused, a quick learner, hands-on and is passionate about Business as well Health and Safety. Tyler bring an engaging approach to business. His previous employment in business includes three years as a Junior Administrator for BDO Canada LLP.

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Kevin Murphy
Health & Safety Consultant
Kevin is a detail-oriented, proactive Health & Safety Consultant with experience monitoring compliance and conducting inspections in the Automotive, Construction and Industrial sectors. Kevin conducts thorough and objective inspections, utilizing his keen observation skills to determine root cause to develop preventative measures for accident avoidance. He uses his knowledge and ability to sift through the Occupational Health & Safety Act and applicable regulations to make consistent and sound decisions and recommendations at all times. Kevin is also a First Aid Instructor.
Lee Lawrence
Health & Safety Consultant

With 18 years of experience in the Industrial (Steel) and Automotive sectors, Lee is a Red Seal certified 442A Industrial Electrician with his Master License in the province of Ontario. He also holds a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from Niagara College, as well a diploma from Mohawk College as an Industrial Instrumentation Engineering Technician. Lee specializes in policy, standard and program development, but also enjoys audits, inspections, planning, training, and anything related to Electrical Safety in the workplace. Lee brings his years of interpersonal, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to meet the most challenging and high stress situations.

Wayne Ireson
Associate Senior Health & Safety Consultant

Wayne brings 21 years as MOL inspector for both Construction and Industrial programs. His many positions have included Safety Supervisor for Ford and Chrysler, six years as investigator with WCB(WSIB), Corporate Safety Manager for the Ministry of Tourism and various Senior Safety Manager roles for large construction sites, power plants, refineries, power dams, wind farms, solar farms, commercial, institutional and residential housing etc. He has inspected construction and industrial sites across the province and has extensive investigation skills.

Ken McGillis
Health & Safety Consultant

Ken is a former Ministry of Labour Inspector with the Construction program. Ken works in collaboration clients to comply with various safety standard and legislation.

Stew Taylor
Senior Health & Safety Consultant

“Safety Stew” has a comprehensive background of health and safety related experience in the hydro, industrial, automotive and construction sectors. He also has expertise in Confined Space coordination and attendant duties, as well as site audits and inspections, investigations, training and orientation, and compliance monitoring.

Vic Harrison SET, CET, CRSP, P.GSC, NCSO
Associate Senior Health & Safety Consultant

Vic is an extensively trained Occupational Health and Safety Professional with high level expertise, having been a Construction Inspector for 12 years and Industrial Inspector for 14 years. Vic has extensive knowledge of Industrial, Construction and Mining Regulations and he maintains constant awareness of legislative changes, experienced in the development of policies/ procedures, while providing leadership to program creation. He is a skilled communicator, consultant, presenter and instructor from training a broad spectrum of professionals, proficient at enhancing participant engagement and performance. Vic also has strong analytical and critical thinking capabilities, having conducted numerous investigations, with the ability to foster collaborative relationships with all stakeholders, championing the highest standards, best practices and safety culture.

Paul Van Heertum
Associate Senior Health & Safety Consultant

Paul is a former Ministry of Labour (MOL) Inspector of the Construction program and was the MOL’s former Lead Crane Expert. Paul holds a Certificate of Qualification for both tower cranes and mobile cranes, and in addition, Paul is also a civil engineering technologist. This wealth of knowledge and experience enables Paul to assist clients in any sector to understand their health and safety obligations and create innovative solutions.

Mike McGillis
Health & Safety Consultant

Mike brings 12 years of construction experience including a Master Builder License, coupled with being a former Gas Safety Technician posted at a large steel mill. He carries experience at automotive and renewable energy projects as well. His hands-on approach with clients aids his ability to assist clientele to optimize their compliance with Safety Legislation.

Jake Murdoch
Associate Health & Safety Consultant

In addition to his work with Grand River OHS, Jake teaches occupational safety courses at Mohawk College’s Trade Campus in Stoney Creek.  Jake brings experience and an engaging approach to safety training. His previous employment in Occupational Health and Safety includes four years in safety management with United States Steel Canada as well as various roles with engineering, occupational safety and environmental firms. While serving as a volunteer with the Hamilton Fire Department, Jake was a member of the High Angle Rescue Team, Confined Space Rescue Team and Rapid Intervention Team.  Jake has over 10 years experience in the field of occupational safety; working across Canada and the United States in the Construction, Industrial and Mining sectors.

Gibson (Gib) McIlwarth
Senior Health & Safety Consultant

Gib is a highly experienced and qualified safety professional skilled in many aspects of safety program management within the construction (industrial, commercial, institutional and residential), and industrial industries. Gib has 25 years of experience with the Ontario Ministry of Labour as well as teaching at Conestoga College, and has strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills. He is a proactive and detail-oriented professional with proven skills in compliance with safety management plans and reduction of injuries and downtime

Justin Bower AEMCA, NFPA 1001, NFPLA 1002
Instructor

Justin brings to the team a varied background in Emergency Response. For the last 14 years, Justin has been involved in providing emergency response for hazardous materials incidents, technical rope rescue standby services, emergency medical response, as well as professional fire and emergency services for the City of Toronto. Justin has a passion for ongoing training and employee development and is eager to assist clients and co-workers in achieving their highest level of competence to effectively do their jobs.

Over the last several years, Justin has been immersing himself into the world of proactive response in the form of the Canadian Registered Safety Professional certification program. He strongly and passionately believes addressing Health and Safety proactively through awareness, training, and effective policy creation can have a hugely successful impact on the overall wellness of the worker.

Jenesse Kendell
Health & Safety Consultant

Jenesse has her undergraduate degree in Psychology, English and International Development. She obtained her Occupational Health and Safety Certificate at Conestoga College. Jenesse has worked in the public sector, manufacturing and food processing industries. She is currently pursuing my Masters Degree at the University of Waterloo where her research focus is on Musculoskeletal Prevention and Mental Health in the workplace. Jenesse is conducting research with the University of Waterloo and the Center of Research Expertise for the prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders. As well as working towards her CRSP and NCSO.

Safa Qoussini
Training & Development/Consultant

Safa is a passionate occupational health and safety professional, trainer, and consultant. Her work in various industries and fields, combined with her strong technical skills, leadership, team management, and ability to learn are adaptable and transferrable to any type of business. Safa works with our clients to develop and implement innovative training and safety solutions.

Elena Alexandrova
Health & Safety Consultant

Elena brings a unique mix of skills, knowledge and expertise, from legal (having had over 13 years of paralegal experience) to coaching, including conflict resolution skills, to safety, having supported on site safety for large multi-million projects, where over 100 people were under safety supervision. Elena has the ability to connect to people and collaborate for worker safety for a range of tasks, including JSAs/JHAs for complicated and hazardous work. Elena has experience with various construction projects, construction equipment, and in health and safety hazards and controls.