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:
Jim Riches has over 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of workplace Health and Safety programs. Jim held an international position for a Fortune 500 company as their Director of Environmental Health and Safety. Jim is recognized as a knowledgeable expert in the Health and Safety field. He has worked with supervisors and OH&S regulators in the development of Health and Safety programs that are highly regarded in the industry. Jim's expertise and extensive experience in the field has given him a broad understanding and unique perspective of Health and Safety programs and policies. Jim's ongoing innovative approach to research and program development has made him a leader in the Health and Safety field.
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.
Our Client List
Our team has worked with:
Building Construction Clients
Road Construction Clients
Service Industries/Transportation Clients
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