In My Own Words - Jennifer McEnhill, B.M., CRSP

Jennifer McEnhill, B.M., CRSP

I’ve had a very eclectic and non-linear career path which ultimately led me to actively pursue and obtain my CRSP designation.  

Even a quick glance my family tree reads like a long lineage of practicing engineers, and I was, of course, always destined to join the legions. Unfortunately, or fortunately as some may say, I was also born and remain an unwaveringly free spirit. So, when it was time to apply to university, I promptly ditched all the engineering mumbo-jumbo and applied for music school, ultimately obtaining my Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia. Then came a post-graduate diploma, and a teaching certificate thrown in for good measure. At the height of my musical career, I was performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and teaching at St. Georges School, an elite private school for boys on Vancouver’s West side.

In 2011, I decided to take a sabbatical from my work as a musician and teacher in Vancouver, B.C. and move to Edmonton, Alberta to attend the University of Alberta’s, OH&S Certificate program. It was there where I first met Glyn Jones of EHS Partnerships Ltd., a course instructor at the University and a Partner in the firm. When I finished the program, I emailed Glyn, convinced him he needed to hire me (my words), and the rest is history. I’m now a Project Manager and Safety Specialist for EHS Partnerships Ltd., working from their Edmonton office.

When I first joined EHS Partnerships Ltd., I noticed that almost all of my colleagues were CRSP’s. Through strong mentorship, an active interest, and lots of work and study, I was able to successfully join their ranks in early 2016.

My work as a practicing OH&S consultant takes me across most industries, from educational institutions to construction, oil and gas, aviation, and back around to retail, warehousing, and manufacturing operations to name a few. Our clients look to us for our cumulative expertise in providing innovative and high-quality solutions to effectively address their OH&S concerns and challenges. The CRSP designation gives them the added trust that they can depend on our work, that they can be confident in our competence.

I’m proud to say that I’m a CRSP, and it’s my pleasure to serve our clients and participate in this community of professionals, committed to making a difference in Canada’s workplaces and communities. 

Jennifer McEnhill, EHS Partnerships Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta