Company Owner: Victoria Baschzok
Victoria's combination of education and experience is unique in the industry. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in German and French literature and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. Victoria is fluent in French and German and has lived overseas for numerous years. Her travels and language skills have opened the world to her and allow her to connect with people with diverse backgrounds. This openness to cultural diversity is an asset in her ability to address the needs of a multi-cultural workforce.
In fact, Victoria's love of learning led her to move away from academics and towards a carpentry apprenticeship. While working as a carpenter, her eyes were opened to the importance of safety on the job. She witnessed friends being hurt and the long term effects of work related injuries. Victoria began to study Health and Safety management systems and worked as a Construction Safety Officer on construction projects.
Safety Solutions at Work benefits enormously from Victoria's experience as an educator. Victoria has over a decade of experience in curriculum development and easily transfers these skills over when developing an Occupational Health and Safety Plan.
However, Victoria was also an education leader who specialized in creating positive learning communities and the psychology of learning. Her training puts a unique spin on her delivery of OHS programs. What she discovered is that a worker's attitude is often the determining factor in the effectiveness of an OHS program. In her development of OHS programs, she addresses workplace psychology and encourages companies to create a "culture of safety". There is a shift in focus in high risk industries to incorporate community building, social and emotional wellbeing and creating a positive workplace culture into their Occupational Health and Safety programs. Through Victoria's unique training, Safety Solutions at Work is well positioned to meet this demand.
The team at Safety Solutions at Work:
Phillip has joined our team filling the role of Occupational/Industrial Hygienist. Phillip has a Master of Science in Occupational Hygiene from University of British Columbia as well as a Bachelor of Science in Environment Chemistry.
Phillip has wealth of knowledge in the field of Occupational Health & Safety, as well as extensive expertise in conducting quantitative risk assessments for a wide variety of occupational hazards. His background in chemistry, combined with his knowledge in Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, industrial process, statistics and epidemiology makes him an expert in occupational hazard recognition, evaluation and compliance decision making. Phillip also has a strong interest in risk communication with different stakeholders, especially data interpretation, linkage of sampling results with potential health outcomes, as well as reducing exposure level by implementing engineering controls and better work practices.
Jacqui is certified as a Construction Safety Specialist, a COR Internal Auditor and Safety Trainer. She is a Technical Writer and Engineering Technologist. Jacqui applies concise, accurate and vibrantly clear communication skills to help people understand technical concepts as a writer, trainer and coordinator. She has more than 10 years of experience as an administrator and trainer working with international government clients in Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco and Argentina.
Jacqui's expertise in public relations and client service has been put to the test in her work on large road construction projects. She has exceptional leadership skills in mediating group discussions and is a natural teacher. She thrives in a dynamic environment where she can get things organized, create quality technical documents and foster a safe, productive and enjoyable working environment. Jacqui has great talent for developing innovative solutions through perseverance and creative problem solving.
Jacqui has more than 12 years of program coordination experience in both public and private sectors. Working for a B.C. based road construction company, she prepared and implemented a certified safety program to pass a national audit process. She was the primary Public Relations specialist on a $54 million job including managing PR for a Rock Slide incident that made national news.
Shannon has joined our team filling the role of Operations Manager. Shannon has many years experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to her role.
She has quick wit and a good sense of humour and also knows how to keep us grounded and on time for all our appointments including lunch! Shannon is also the office nutritionist ensuring we are always fed well. We know she doesn't always follow her own rules, as we found where she hides the chocolate.
Our Client List
Our team has worked with:
Building Construction Clients
Road Construction Clients
Restoration Contractor Clients
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