The Team

We LOVE what we do and thank you for trusting us with your most valuable assets, your people.

Our team has become the go-to-experts to assist employers and firms with understanding regulatory compliance. We have built relationships with our clients where they can contact us anytime for support and ask questions. Through this relationship our clients feel confident and comfortable that they have the right information in making the best decisions for their people.

We have VOHS representatives in the lower mainland, Vancouver island and interior regions of BC and have served clients in Alberta and Ontario.

Meet The Team

Robin Van Driel

Principal, Sr. Occupational Hygienist

Robin is the founder of VOHS 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

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 spent 16 of those years inspecting, educating and auditing safety programs and conducting incident investigations.  Frank brings an additional 19 years of experience with boots on the ground and truly understands the challenges and responsibilities of site supervisors and workers.  Frank takes a very logical and practical approach to his work.

Yassir G Yousif

Yassir G. Yousif

Operations and 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.

Jeff Pasternak

Sr. Occupational Health & Safety Adviser

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

OHS Consultant

Her experience in health and safety practice began as a hazardous materials consultant in Ontario including consulting to the high-risk asbestos abatement sector as part of Pinchin Environmental, one of the first hazardous materials consulting companies in Canada. She continued to hone her skills in hazardous materials consulting for the next 10 years in British Columbia before joining WorkSafeBC as an Occupational Hygiene Officer. In this role, her areas of focus included hazardous materials assessment and abatement, workplace occupational exposure assessments, ventilation, indoor air quality and the hierarchy of exposure controls. She was one of the founding members of WorkSafeBC’s confined space team.

Ivan Cheung

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.

Chris Lung

Occupational Health Advisor

Chris started working in construction in 2009 as a skilled labourer and plumber. As a plumber, he was part of a severe near-miss incident which ignited his passion for pursuing occupational health and safety. Chris completed his Occupational Health and Safety Diploma at British Columbia Institute of Technology. He has comprehensive construction safety experience from working as an HSE Advisor/ Safety Coordinator for multiple national level prime contractors. Chris has extensive experience with confined spaces, mobile equipment, and fall protection.

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 VOHS Consulting.