Workplace Safety Group Is Your Partner In Safety Success
Workplace Safety Group has been providing safety training to individuals and businesses in the GTHA and Niagara Region for many years. Our commitment to quality at all levels gives our customers peace of mind that their teams are well trained to manage safety at work.
Full-Spectrum Safety Training Services
Workplace Safety Group offers a broad and relevant range of occupational health and safety services, programs and consulting that provides companies with short and long-term solutions to occupational health and safety challenges.
Guiding Sustainable Success
It's critical that your business and employees are up-to-date with safety knowledge and training. And that means those in charge also need to be current.
The team at Workplace Safety Group helps guide companies like yours to achieve sustainable workplace health and safety through both, short-term and long-term initiatives.
Continuing Education – SafeWork Summits
In addition to our training and consulting services, as a customer of Workplace Safety Group, you will be invited to our SafeWork Summit – information and networking events that keep HR Managers, Supervisors and business operators up-to-date and in compliance with the latest safety initiatives in Ontario.
Guaranteeing Workplace Safety
A safe workplace is guaranteed where everyone, owners, managers and workers, respect safe work practices, and a healthy work environment.
As a key partner, our expertise helps companies compete safely, successfully and profitably.
From 1 to 1,000 Employees
Whether you employ 1 or 1,000 people, the law requires you to keep your workers safe! As you increase in size, your systems and procedures will need to evolve with your growth.
Talk to us before you start. We can help you manage time, budgets and human resources to get the results you need.
We know there's more to successful safety training than just presenting the 'data'. Our Training Facilitators are among the best in the industry, able to distill complex information into meaningful learning.
In our courses, your employees will learn what they need to know and come away remembering what they learned.
Meet Our Leadership Team & Facilitators
Carola Mittag | President
Carola graduated in Healthcare from the University of Toronto. Years of working with chemical, biological & toxic hazards created a keen interest in Health and Safety. Her knowledge and experience come from studying the workforce’s health and safety trends and data.
She holds firm in her belief that preventing occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities requires proactivity, not reactivity to an accident. Working with a variety of industries in Niagara since 2004 provides for an understanding of their health and safety needs.
Robert Murden | Director, Business Development
Bob “cut his chops” in marketing and advertising as an advertising & promotion manager for a large international adult beverage manufacturer. He went on to found a graphics and media production company with international clients, growing it into a public company enabling a TSX listing.
Subsequently, he re-entered the work place as a “fixer consultant” for pre-media companies wishing to revitalize their technologies and introduce new service offerings.
Entera Utility Contractors approached him to join them as a project coordinator to supervise, as part of a team, the infrastructure construction needs of top-line companies, including Bell, Toronto Hydro and TTC.
Bob has a solid knowledge base in company management, regulatory compliance, project management as well best practices for safety in construction. He excels in understanding the processes that successful project management and guidance require.
Leonard Sassano | Principal Facilitator
Leonard Sassano, ASA (Accredited Systems Auditor), OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor, CSA Z1000 Auditor, is an accomplished health and safety professional with over 40 years’ experience in the implementation of effective and sustainable management systems.
His expertise includes conducting risk assessments, developing and implementing health and safety programs, workplace inspections, accident investigations and facilitation of training programs for all levels of an organization.
Jamie Smith | Facilitator
Jamie Smith, NSCO, has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry in both, the industrial and construction divisions. In 2012 Jamie started teaching Health and Safety at Niagara College, educating young and new workers in safe work practices for the Construction, Welding and Electrical Trades. Jamie’s extensive education in Health and Safety includes a General Arts Diploma concentrating on Health and Safety from Niagara College, as well as Environment and Labour Studies.
Jamie is a Certified Health and Safety Training Coordinator and Health and Safety Instructor. In 2009 Jamie received his Advanced Health, Safety and Environmental Processes Certificate from the University of Fredericton.
Don MacIntosh | Facilitator
Don MacIntosh, B.Sc., B.Ed. is a Master Teacher, Program Developer with an Honours Degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He was an advisor for the original Working Committee for WHMIS Legislation-1988.
Rudner Law | Legal Counsel
WSG is privileged to have Rudner Law on our team as legal counsel, and to the benefit of our clients.
With years of experience filled with accomplishments and success stories Stuart E. Rudner, has been repeatedly named among Canada’s Top Employment Law Practitioners as well as one of Canada’s top Legal Social Media Influencers. Rudner Law presents clients with a strength of reputation as experts in employment law.
Not afraid of the courtroom, but committed to resolution where possible, Stuart Rudner has helped hundreds of clients address workplace issues. With a balanced approach, he provides senior counsel of the highest calibre to employers and employees in all aspects of employment law.
Dave Jarrett | Facilitator
Dave is currently Captain and Acting Platoon Chief at the Niagara Falls Fire Department. He has been a firefighter since 1997 and has seen many things that have changed him personally to pursue his passion in keeping people safe. Health and safety are second nature to him both, as a worker, protecting himself and by extension his family and, as a supervisor, training fellow firefighters on a wide range of safety matters. In his role as firefighter, supervisor and rescuer he has training experience in High-Angle Rescue from the Niagara Gorge to window washer rescue from the multitude of hotels in Niagara Falls, along with hazardous materials, and confined space awareness training.
Dave started his instructor role early on as a lifeguard, and instructing adult Combat Jujitsu. He has train-the-trainer status with proficiency in adult education, while continuing to be involved as a trainer/coach for a youth travel hockey team.
Dave’s strength lies in his ability to relate to people on any level and never professing to know everything. In his own words “When I run a training session I tell my students the most important rule: your life or someone else’s is depending on you to know this piece of equipment, from an SCBA Pack to a screwdriver, that is my strategy. Simple but effective.”