About ORCA Health & Safety

Mission Statement

To provide effective solutions and training to bring workers home healthy and safe.

Our Values


  • Provide expert services in a responsive manner
  • Stay current with legislative requirements and industry best practice
  • Keep it as simple as possible


  • Exert leadership based on our ethical obligations and commitment to protect people and resources
  • Be honest, fair and consistent
  • Maintain transparency in our business relationships


  • Develop partnerships with employers, associations, unions and workers
  • Be a team that is stronger than the sum of our individual parts

Passion and Commitment

  • We care about people and we’re here to stay
  • Health and Safety is our business
  • Continually improve where improvement is needed

Meet Our Team

  • Karren Kossey BSc., CRSP


    Karren joined the team as a partner in 2013 after a 15-year career with WorkSafeBC as a Hygiene Officer and Ergonomist. Her extensive experience helps organizations...

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  • Jason Hindson BSc., CRSP, CHSC

    Senior Project Manager

    Jason came from Metro Vancouver (formally the GVRD) where he was the Corporate Safety Supervisor. He specializes in all aspects of confined space, fall protection,...

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  • Mark Margerison, CRSP

    Project Manager

    Mark joined the company in 2019 after spending 15 years in School Districts as an Occupational Health & Safety Manager and 9 years in pulp mill, with 4...

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  • Peter Newman

    Senior Safety Consultant

    Peter joined the company in 2011 after retiring from WorkSafeBC as a Regional Prevention Manager. He is a seasoned instructor in a wide range of subjects and...

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  • Robert Brown, CSO, OFA3

    Safety Consultant

    Robert joined the company in 2019 after completing 30 years in the sawmill industry as a Safety Coordinator and 3 years in the construction industry as a Construction...

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  • Karen Rinfret

    Respirator Fit Test Technician

    Karen has been with the company since 2012. She specializes is respiratory protection throughout the province of BC, to ensure workers are trained and annually...

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  • Kris White, Env., B.Ss. & Dipl.

    Senior Project Manager - Victoria Office

    Kris recently joined our team in June 2020 to start our Victoria BC expansion office to better service our clients in the Victoria area.  Kris achieved his...

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  • Paul Johnston, DTech, RIHT

    Senior Industrial Hygienist

    Paul has extensive expertise developed over 38 years in the Occupational and Environmental Safety field in both public and private sector environments. He is...

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  • Penny Jones – Accounts & Payroll

    Accounts Manager

    Penny is our guru at payroll and accounting!  She will make sure you’re paid on time and look after all your accounts payable and accounts receivable questions...

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  • Josie Vey – Office Administrator & Training Coordinator

    Office Administrator & Training Coordinator

    Josie joined Orca in September 2022 as training coordinator and office administrator.  Josie is the one behind the scenes and the screens, and brings with...

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  • Michelle Galiazzo – Office Administrator & Training Coordinator

    Office Administrator & Training Coordinator

    Michelle joined Orca with an extensive background in office administration and contract coordination.  Michelle is experienced in invoicing and client service. ...

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Great environment to learn, Rob taught the material in an easy to digest curriculum. Highly recommend!

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