Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
Technical Advisory Committee
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is a forum where food processors and representatives from manufacturing can provide input into Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC products and services in two key areas: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Certificate of Recognition (COR – branded as the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC) services.
Purpose of the TAC
  • To assist the Alliance in development of resources, services and programs relevant to the industry needs by providing recommendations
  • To provide input and recommendations in regards to the development of the training programs including, but not limited to, OSSE auditor training
  • To provide input and recommendations in regards to the external auditor standards that the industry would respect and expect for the auditing process
  • To provide input and recommendations on any other area of the OSSE program in the development or operational stage that would require consultation with the TAC
  • To provide recommendations to the Board (with industry consultation and statistical analysis) in regards to the development of OHS/RTW resources and training programs
  • To work with the Alliance in developing industry recognized practices and bringing forward their specific concerns and suggestions
  • To review the resources developed as requested and provide recommendations
  • To identify, prioritize, and make recommendations on health and safety issues which arise as part of the Alliance’s business.
TAC Membership

The TAC is composed of a minimum of 10 individuals that include representation from small (less than one million dollars accessible payroll), medium (one to five million dollars in accessible payroll) and large companies (over five million dollars accessible payroll).

TAC members should represent both the food processing and manufacturing sectors. The representative from these companies may have wide range of expertise including, but not limited to, human resources, occupational health and safety, operations personnel and technical experts.

A minimum of 80% of the TAC should represent companies with current membership status with the Alliance.

The TAC will also have two WorkSafeBC representatives: one from Industry Labour Services – Manufacturing sector and one from the Partners Program.

The Alliance’s Chief Operations Officer will be chairing the TAC while an administrative assistant will be the secretary/minute taker.

The TAC may also have guest presentation from various department staff from the Alliance depending on the topic of presentation/project.

TAC Governance

The Committee is under the Chief Operating Officer, who reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

The Technical Advisory Committee is steered by the Committee Chairperson. In the absence of the Committee Chair the TAC member who is hosting the meeting will act as Co-Chair and steer the meeting. The Co-Chair will have no other duties. The committee’s reporting responsibility is to the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC with a dotted line to the Board of Directors.

It is expected that the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors provide advice and guidance to the Committee at any time on all matters pertaining to the Committee and its work processes.

TAC Meetings

Meetings are designed to bring together the participating parties and collectively discuss and resolve the association’s concerns or suggestions regarding the content of the safety material.

The Committee will conduct face-to-face meetings on a bi-monthly basis. The date and time of the meetings are determined by the Committee Chair in consultation with the Committee.

Committee members will serve without remuneration, but will be reimbursed for appropriate travel expenses incurred in performing their duties, according to the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC’s expense guidelines.

A summary record of each meeting will be prepared by the staff as soon as possible and communicated to all associations through their representatives on the standing committee.

The Committee is free to invite interested persons whom they feel can make a positive impact in the development to the meetings.

Within this same vein, interested parties would also be welcome to submit papers providing their views, expertise, and opinions on particular subjects relevant to the Industry Recognized Practices and these would be considered by the committee.

TAC Member Requirements
  • The ability to work with a cooperative group and focus on safety topics. Political, labour relations, and other common place issues that normally infiltrate meetings are left at the door and the Committee’s focus is pure health and safety.
  • The ability to attend the meetings on a bi-monthly basis, or if not able to attend due to another pressing issue, make a commitment to review the minutes of the meeting. Committee members are expected to commit to attend at least two-thirds of the meetings held per year.
  • The ability to review all material before each meeting, as required and provide input to facilitate the process.
  • The ability to have a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their industry’s type of work, and know what will or will not work with health and safety programs within their specific disciplines.
  • Committee members will have functional experience in health and safety in their industry, be supportive of the process and committed to making a difference in the safety performance of the BC manufacturing and food processing industry.
Terms of Reference

If you are interested in serving industry by becoming a TAC member, please download the Committee Nominations Form.

Committee Members
Andre Radsick
SHEQ & IMS Coordinator
Chris Moore
Quality / Business Process Manager
Unifiller Systems
Gordon Jack
Maintenance and Continuous Improvement Manager
Andrew Peller Limited
Kelly Hamer
Human Resources Manager
FlexiForce North America
Wayne Arondus
Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
Richard Crammond
Safety Coordinator
K-Line, Trailers
Danny Seeton
Operations Manager
Vancouver Island Brewing
Jeremy Armstrong-Waugh
Regional Safety Manager
Rahr Corporation
Aryo Wirastoma
OHS Specialist
Kerry Canada
Mohamed Gad
Industry Specialist, Partners Program
Kim Stubbs
OHS Consultant
Committee Nominations Form
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