EHSP Strengthens National Presence with New Winnipeg Location

EHSP acquires Winnipeg-based Workplace Engineering Solutions to provide more focused services in the Winnipeg area and across the prairie provinces

CALGARY, Dec. 20, 2019 – EHS Partnerships Ltd. (EHSP), a Canadian occupational health and safety consulting firm, announced today the acquisition of Winnipeg-based engineering consulting company Workplace Engineering Solutions (WES) as a wholly owned subsidiary.

Led by professional engineers Kristin Petaski and Mike Gordon, WES designs custom solutions to address machine safety concerns. They specialize in evaluating worker risk, identifying necessary controls, and assessing the effectiveness of those controls to ensure compliance with standards and regulations. They also developed WESguard, a web application that works as a machine guarding tracker.

WES’s technical expertise and services complement EHSP’s already strong OH&S capabilities, including hazardous materials and designated substances consulting, industrial hygiene consulting, indoor environmental quality assessments, legislative health and safety compliance and Certificate of Recognition (COR) audits, workplace safety, and training.

The Winnipeg location is the latest addition to EHSP’s branches across North America. Since opening its doors in 2005, EHSP has grown from a local operation servicing Calgary and area to establishing offices in Edmonton, Ottawa, and San Jose, California.

“This acquisition not only strengthens EHSP’s national presence, but also gives us a stronger competitive advantage,” said EHSP Partner Glyn Jones. “WES shares EHSP’s values of dedication to the safety profession, providing quality work, and creating lasting client relationships.”

“We are excited to offer our services to Winnipeg and across Manitoba, and to introduce WES’s technical expertise to our already established Canadian markets in Alberta and Ontario.”

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For more information, please contact:
Katrina Palad, Corporate Communications
kpalad@ehsp.ca
1.877.243.6838

Spring Cleaning for a Cause: EHSP hosts book drive for Calgary Reads

EHSP employees got ahead on their spring cleaning and decluttered their book shelves for EHSP’s first ever Spring Book Drive, held in April 2018. The month-long event resulted in a 1 cubic metre box, filled to the brim with books. All books collected were donated to the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale, a 3-day fundraising event for Calgary Reads.

Calgary Reads is a non-profit organization that helps support schools and communities to provide free books and literacy resources to children and families across Alberta. Supported by thousands of Calgarians bringing in their gently used books, the Big Book Sale is Calgary Reads’ biggest fundraiser.

The 16th annual Big Book Sale was held on May 11 – 13, 2018 at the Calgary Curling Club. Calgary Reads raised $345,000 from the event. The funds will be used year-round to support the organization’s initiatives and programs.

“Supporting this cause is a sustainable practice,” Paul MacKinnon, Partner at EHSP, said. “Children’s literacy contributes to the social sustainability of communities by bringing families together and enhancing education opportunities.”

“The book drive also aligns with EHSP’s sustainability mission. We’re maximizing the materials and resources we already have by using the books on our dusty bookshelves to help grow the minds of young readers.”

In case you missed this year’s Big Book Sale, Calgary Reads accepts gently used books throughout the year and are always welcoming more volunteers. For more information on Calgary Reads, the Big Book Sale, and how you can contribute, check out their website:

CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale 2018