AgSafe’s annual general meeting, held April 1st, was notable with the announcement from board chair, Don Dahr that he is retiring as the chair of the organization’s board of directors.
Dahr, a retired WorkSafeBC director of Industry and Labour Services (ILS) was selected in 2018 as the chair of the AgSafe Board of Directors, replacing then retiring chair, Ralph McGinn.
“As a partner with the agriculture industry it’s AgSafe’s mandate to create and help maintain a safe and healthy work environment in B.C.,” says Dahr. “I’m glad that I could do my part and work with a team of amazing, knowledgeable and talented people.”
“Working with Don over the years as a board member, and as the board chair, has been fabulous,” said Wendy Bennett, AgSafe executive director. “Don has been supportive and generous in his approach to AgSafe initiatives. AgSafe is in a strong place due in great part to Don’s vision.”
At last year’s AGM AgSafe held the organization’s first ever election for board directors. This year AgSafe members voted to accept the slate of seven director nominees, including a new representative form Mosaic BC, Hugo Velazquez.
AgSafe Board of Directors for 2022 is:
· Andrea van Iterson (Director – Feed Lot Member)
· Krista Harris (Director – Egg Producer Member)
· David Nguyen (Director – Mushroom Member)
· Paula Baxter (Director – Nursery Member)
· Ajay Randhawa (Director – Young Farmer/Greenhouse Member)
· Jennifer Ross (Director – Agriculture/Safety Interest )
· Hugo Velazquez (Director – Worker Representative – Mosaic BC)
AgSafe board members bring informed decision-making skills, a broad knowledge base and an inclusive perspective. They are individuals with extensive experience in agriculture and/or safety, as well as individuals who are looking to learn about governance and leadership.
Visit https://agsafebc.ca/about/governance/ to read more about AgSafe’s new board of directors.
AgSafe is the non-profit health and safety association for agricultural producers in British Columbia providing site-specific consultation and on-site safety education, as well as online workplace safety resources and materials. AgSafe is also the COR Certifying Partner for B.C.’s agricultural and associated industries and offers a Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for large and small employers.
For more information about AgSafe services or agriculture-related workplace health and safety call 1-877-533-1789 or visit www.AgSafeBC.ca.