Mississauga, ON – September 20, 2018 — The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is pleased to announce Tom Welton, CRSP, Director General Prevention Services, Workplace Safety North, as Volunteer of the Year for 2018.
Tom Welton, Director General Prevention Services, Workplace Safety North has been a CRSP since 1992 and an active volunteer with the BCRSP since 2004.
Tom has more than 30 years’ experience as a health and safety professional in the forestry, pulp and paper industry and has held numerous positions, originally with the Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association, which became Workplace Safety North in 2010. Tom is a graduate of the Lakehead University Forestry diploma program, and the Ryerson University Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Program.
In 2004, Tom joined the BCRSP Governing Board as a Governor and served a two-year term. Since 2006 Tom has served as Chair of the Regional Screening Centre for the Ontario Near North region, and he also serves as the BCRSP Regional Communications Liaison (RCL) for Ontario North. He was recently appointed as the Chair of the BCRSP Communications/RCL Committee. Tom extends his volunteer time beyond BCRSP and serves as a board member of the local YMCA, is an active member of the North Bay community and enjoys instructing downhill skiing for disabled youth.
The Board’s Volunteer of the Year program was initiated in 2001 in conjunction with its 25th anniversary and the United Nation’s “Year of the Volunteer”. To be eligible, candidates must be a CRSP® in good standing, must have served in one or more volunteer capacities with the BCRSP other than the Governing Board, must have been a volunteer for a minimum of five years.
Paul Andre, BCRSP Past Chair, Tom Welton, 2018 Volunteer of the Year, and Kevin Dawson, BCRSP Chair.
About the BCRSP
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is a federally incorporated self-regulating, self-governing, ISO 17024 accredited and ISO 9001 certified organization established in 1976. The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals sets certification standards for occupational health and safety professionals. The Board governs its certificants in order that the public interest may be served and protected. For more information on the BCRSP visit the website at www.bcrsp.ca
Nicola Wright, CAE
Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)