NORTH BAY, ON – Workplace Safety North has announced David Kelly as its newest board member. Kelly is an underground mining heavy equipment mechanic for Compass Minerals in Goderich.

“As a mechanic and certified worker representative on the Joint Health and Safety Committee, David brings a unique perspective to issues affecting worker health and safety,” says Paul Andre, WSN president, and CEO. “We’re pleased to welcome him to the board.”

Kelly is also a member of the Compass mine rescue team and competed at regional and provincial competitions for the past three years. Kelly completed a four-year mechanic apprenticeship and has a college diploma in Diesel Management; he holds a variety of technical tickets, including Canadian Welding Bureau Certified Welder, Crane Operator and Technical Standards and Safety Authority Alternative Fuels Technician. A volunteer with the Goderich Lions club for the past ten years, Kelly has worked on large projects, fundraising, and collaborating with other local non-profits.

Outgoing board members Erik Holstrom and former chair Dwight Harper were recognized for their contributions at the WSN annual general meeting in September. Those interested in volunteering as a board member are encouraged to review the call for applications posted on the company website.

An independent not-for-profit, Workplace Safety North is one of four sector-based health and safety associations in Ontario and provides province-wide Ministry-approved workplace health and safety training and services for the mining and forest products industries, as well as for businesses across northern Ontario.
[PHOTO] Workplace Safety North board of directors (left to right): David Kelly, Andrew Tempelman, John O’Brien, Lydia Renton, Gaetan Carrier, Sandra Haddad, John Benoit, Tim Bremner, and Clyde Healey.

[PHOTO] Workplace Safety North recognized outgoing board members (l to r) Erik Holstrom and Dwight Harper at the annual general meeting.