Leader, innovator, writer, speaker, visionary.
Dave is President of Rarebit Consulting and has been in safety for 30 years. He has managed safety departments for many large companies and built and implemented several management systems. His career has seen a long list of accomplishments and being the first to accomplish many things.
He is the most published author, on safety, in Canada publishing more peer-reviewed safety articles in international journals than any other Canadian safety professional. He also authors several online blogs. He is the author of the recently published Effective Safety Committees, A Practical Guide.
As one of Canada’s leading safety professionals, Dave is very involved in the safety profession and things that concern it. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Alberta Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB).
He has spoken at various safety conferences and to industry groups and companies on management and safety. He is also engaged in course development and instruction at the University of Alberta OHS Diploma program.
Dave has a master’s degree in business administration and completed the first international research project on safety professionals in 2012. He holds both the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) designations.
Dave is also a veteran, having served over 20 years in the Canadian Forces in various capacities, including the head of a nationwide safety program for training facilities.
In his spare time, he writes science fiction novels.