Our Services

Confined Spaces


Confined spaces are also known as “deadly spaces”, but it does not have to be that way.

We can identify these dangerous work areas, classify them, assess them and develop procedures so that work can be done inside confined spaces safely.

Construction Safety Management

We will support your organization to establish a safety system with your team and provide the required level of training and education.

This may include conducting on-site inspections to ensure that your construction work sites are compliant with regulations, investigation of safety concerns or incidents, review of safe work procedures, and liaise with owners, prime contractors, subcontractors, and WorkSafeBC personnel.

Exposure Control Plans (ECPs)

If you are looking for a qualified person for development of written exposure control plans most common for the construction industry, we can help.

We can also assist with the implementation and training of a plan that works best for your organization.

Customized Training & Education

We know you’re busy, which is why you will love the direct and to-the-point no nonsense training approach that VanDriel OHS Consulting has to offer. Just the straight goods on what you need to know delivered in-house or at a comfortable off-site location.

Respirator Programs


Selecting the appropriate respirator for worker protection can sometimes get confusing, especially when working with unique substances.

We can help with respirator selection, training, fit testing, and program development.

General Occupational and Industrial Hygiene Services


Having experience in various industries such as construction, manufacturing, ship building/repair and health care, we can provide services on a variety of work environments.

About Us

VanDriel OHS Consulting embodies a unique combination of technical knowledge & education, effective communication, experience in regulatory enforcement, and personality.

We bring a variety of experience working under the umbrella of occupational health and safety for over 42 combined years with a specialization in the health (hygiene) and construction safety world.

Building a Healthy Workplace | That’s what we do best

Trust

Honesty

Knowledge

Leadership

Meet The Team

Robin Van Driel

Robin Van Driel

M.Sc., CIH, ROH, CRSP

Principal, Sr. Occupational Hygienist

Robin is the founder of VanDriel OHS Consulting with over 17 years of experience working in health and safety for a variety of industries. Robin has spent 6 years working as a regulator; educating, consulting, and enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations to workers and employers mainly in the construction industry with WorkSafeBC.

Frank Nielsen

Frank Nielsen


Associate

Frank’s knowledge and experience with construction safety is unmatched. He has spent 26 years with WorkSafeBC leading the way for safety management in the construction industry. Frank has developed numerous strategies to effect change of high risk work activities, mentored and lead a team with dozens of safety officers.

Jeff Pasternak

Jeff Pasternak

BSc., CRSP

Sr. Occupational Health & Safety Advisor

Jeff joined VOHS in May of 2018 after spending 30 years at WorkSafeBC as an Occupational Hygiene Officer and Prevention Supervisor. While at WorkSafeBC, Jeff’s knowledge in the application of, and compliance expectations for the Worker’s Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation is extensive and an extremely valuable resource to VOHS and our clients. In addition, he also gained over 15 years of experience in many other industrial sectors including municipal operations, ship building & repair, manufacturing, retail, hospitality and general industry.

Anna Rybczynski

Anna Rybczynski

BSc., CRSP

OHS Consultant

Anna has 15 years of experience in health and safety practice consisting of 7 years devoted to hazardous materials assessment and abatement consulting, including consulting to the high risk asbestos abatement sector in addition to 7 years as an Occupational Hygiene Officer with WorkSafeBC. In this role, her areas of focus included hazardous materials identification and abatement, confined space assessment and entry programs, workplace occupational exposure assessments and hierarchy of preventative controls, ventilation and indoor air quality, welding fumes assessments and local exhaust capture systems.

Yassir G. Yousif

Yassir G. Yousif


Operations & Systems Manager

Yassir brings with him a wide variety of operational know-how, IT and design skills, and has worked in many different industries throughout the world. He is a very logical and detailed planner who thrives in busy and engaging environments. VOHS clients can benefit from his effective IT system solutions and appropriate design methodologies in order to help streamline their OHS programs and systems.

Ivan Cheung

Ivan Cheung

MSc.

Occupational Hygiene Specialist

Ivan completed his Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. He carefully applies his theoretical knowledge and practical skills in exposure assessment and exposure control in workplaces. Ivan has developed into becoming the lead air monitoring/exposure assessment representative for VOHS.

Kathy Zhao

Kathy Zhao

Finance Manager

Kathy has over 10 years of experience in the areas of finance and administration in not-for-profit organizations and Public Health Services. She possess extensive knowledge of financial principles and practices, as well as being proficient in financial management systems. Kathy’s previous nine years of full-cycle accounting experience were an ideal foundation for her role as the Finance Manager at VanDriel OHS Consulting.

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Mailing Address

PO Box 19098 Fourth Avenue PO, Vancouver, BC V6K 4R8

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(778) 879-8009

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