Dana Johnson, CRSP, CSO, HSP, CHESS

  • Dana JohnsonOccupational Safety Trainer and Professional Safety Consultant

    Dana has been a full-time occupational safety consultant at SSM since 2012, working with 17 companies in those four years. She also uses her vast safety expertise to teach some of our occupational safety and health courses and has worked with over 380 students.

    Dana has been in the safety industry for over 10 years. Dana has worked hard to excel in the field – she is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP); Health and Safety Professional (HSP); Construction Safety Officer (CSO); Certified Health Ergonomics Safety Specialist (CHESS);  Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE); Licensed Industrial Audiometric Technician (LIAT); and Registered Internal COR Auditor.

    Having completed nearly 50 occupational health and safety courses, Dana is a lifelong learner who is passionate about keeping up-to-date in her ever-changing field. She has completed courses at institutions such as the University of New Brunswick (Occupational Health and Safety Certificate), Construction Safety Association of Manitoba, Safety Services Manitoba, 3M, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, Levitt Safety, Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, Achieve, the University of Texas and has recently completed the Audiometric Technician course through distance delivery and practicum from MacEwan University located in Edmonton, Alberta.

    Dana serves as Secretary on the Board of the CSSE Manitoba Chapter, sits as the secretary on the Manitoba Aboriginal Health and Safety Initiative (MAHSI) Sustainability Committee and sits on the planning committee of the SSM Occupational Health & Safety Conference. Dana also sits on the Advisory Board for the Manitoba Integrated Standardized Safety Training (MISST), a project which aims to research and develop a conceptual model to guide the creation and implementation of standardized and integrated safety training for Manitoba’s skilled building trades.

    According to Dana, she “fell” into safety, and when she thought back to her start in the field she realized her passion was always there. After a family member was injured in a mining incident, her passion grew even stronger.

    Dana joined the safety committee at her first job – since then she has embraced the full gamut of occupational safety and has never looked back. Dana describes herself as a protective person, and she takes pride in the fact that it’s her job to protect workers from hazards by bringing awareness and knowledge of the safe way to complete tasks. Protecting workers also protects employers from serious incidents that can threaten their business, and protects the families from having to cope with a serious injury or even loss of life.

    Dana’s safety advice is to expect the unexpected. Safety is important because every worker should go home at the end of every work day. No one should have to suffer a loss of a family member because they went to work to provide for themselves or their family.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Health and Safety Management Systems
    • Construction Safety
    • Respirator Fit Testing
    • Compliance Audits

     Other Areas of Study:

    University of New Brunswick – Occupational Health and Safety Certificate

    • Health and Safety Program Basics (Part 1)
    • Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene
    • Legislative Compliance and Corporate Responsibility
    • Management of Health and Safety Systems
    • Management, Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
    • Risk Management and Risk Communication
    • Accident Causation Theory and Incident Investigation

    Construction Safety Association of Manitoba

    • Safety Administration
    • Prime Contractor Responsibilities
    • Flagperson Training
    • Leadership for Safety Excellence
    • WHMIS Train the Trainer
    • Safety Auditor Training
    • Principles of Safety Management

    Safety Services Manitoba

    • Z1000 Essentials: OHS Management System Implementation – CSA Group
    • Arc Flash Awareness
    • First Aid Level 1
    • Lockout
    • Disability Management
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Due Diligence Liability
    • Fall Protection
    • Auditing Techniques
    • Occupational Hygiene
    • Manager Safety Certificate – Advanced Incident Investigation, Due Diligence for Supervisors, Supervisor Skills/Instructional Techniques
    • JOHSC Level 1
    • Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control
    • Safety Committee Basics
    • Incident Investigation
    • Workplace Inspections
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    • Certified Health Ergonomic Safety Specialist (CHESS) Designation
    • Practical Loss Control Leadership

    Independent Coursework

    • Consulting Skills – CSSE National
    • Prevention Basics – SAFE Work MB
    • GHS – CCOHS
    • Principles of Health and Safety Management – Manitoba Heavy Construction Association
    • COR Auditor – Manitoba Heavy Construction Association
    • Safety and Health Program Development – Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health
    • Best Practices in Hearing Conservation – Southwest Center for Occupational & Environmental Health – University of Texas
    • Return to Work Basics – Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
    • Injury Prevention Basics – Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
    • Safe Work Procedure Development – Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health
    • WCB Basics – Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
    • Dealing With Difficult People – Achieve
    • Coaching Strategies for Leaders – Achieve
    • Quantitative Fit Testing – Levitt Safety
    • Qualitative Fit Testing – 3M

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