Alberta Farm Safety Association
With the diversity in the agriculture sector farmers and ranchers wear many hats, they could be calving cows, driving the tractor, fixing a hydraulic hose and wiring a barn all in a day’s work. Farms and ranches are unique and have different hazards that change by the day and the season. Alberta Farm Safety Association is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote a positive on-farm safety culture by encouraging a step change by mentoring and coaching. The association strives to find best practices in the industry and worker with farmers and ranchers to develop safety programs and activities that work for their unique situation.
Meet the Team
Monica is an environmental, health and safety professional with experience in agriculture, forestry, commercial transportation, oil and gas and government (Provincial and municipal). She had lead emergency response planning and implementation for large gas plants and has extensive experience in public consultation. Her formal education is from Olds College in Land Resource Management and Land Agent as well as and Health, Safety and Environment from the University of Fredericton.
Michelle Bryan MSc., CRSP
Michelle is a safety and quality consultant specializing in analytics and risk management systems. She has field experience on large projects for Oil & Gas, Construction, Agriculture and the transportation industry. In addition, Michelle has managed large data capture projects including safety perception surveys, industry-sponsored research grants that include statistical analysis. Her education includes a Masters Degree in Bio-resource Engineering, a CRSP designation and has vast experience with implementation strategies for Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Safety Management Systems.
Both Michelle and Monica have a strong working agriculture backgrounds and are comfortable going to worksites. Helping organizations achieving goals and working towards compliance is their passion. Some of their skills sets include:
– implementing highly effective health and safety programs
– conducting staff training and supervisor mentoring
– interpreting legislation and how it applies to worksites and health and safety programs in Alberta
– worksite specific hazard identification and control measure options and implementation
– performing in-depth incident investigations, root-cause analysis and corrective measure tracking
– developing procedures and policies, training workers and updating safety programs documentation
-COR maintenance activities (Ie. Inspections, maintenance, auditing)