Bullseye! Charlene holds a Masters classification in air pistol and Expert in 22 pistol. She takes shooting very seriously. The same goes for safety in every aspect of her life. Being interested in competition shooting from a young age, Charlene has learned that safety is imperative to all activities. After completing the National Construction Safety Officer program from ASCA
as well as the Occupational Health and Safety program at University of Alberta
, she has been in a career of safety since 2013. From 500 ton cranes, to now processors and bunchers, she is no stranger to big equipment. She understands that safety is an important part of the system and must balance out with production. She says that production must not outweigh safety, and safety must not outweigh production. There is a happy medium and we can find it.
Charlene leads the Health & Safety Program at Wahkash Contracting, which strives to:
- Adhere to WorkSafe BC regulations
- Implement the corrective actions of annual safety audits
- Have every employee follow the company safety policies, practices and procedures
- Ensure that the employer keeps everyone safe so they can go home to their families at shifts end
Charlene wants to be on the offensive when it comes to safety so that incidents can be prevented from happening instead of working reactively. This requires camp visits each month to participate in safety meetings, complete onsite inspections and observe day to day operations. Charlene is easy to speak with and is open to suggestions or questions. You can be assured that Officer Keats is on the job!