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Meet our Regional Occupational Health & Safety Practice Leader for Southwest Ontario, Brian Agnew.

July 10, 2018 - Biographies


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Brian Agnew is a Senior Occupational Hygiene & Safety Consultant and Pinchin’s Regional Occupational Health & Safety Practice Leader for Southwest Ontario. Pinchin has provided superior occupational hygiene services in the area for more than twenty years, and today Brian and the OH&S team provide comprehensive workplace health and safety services to businesses throughout Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond.

Brian grew up in the Montreal area, and completed his education in Quebec, including a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University, and an Applied Master of Science in Occupational Health Sciences at McGill University. Brian has been with Pinchin since 2002 and is accredited as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

The Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo and Guelph area is an industrial hub in southwestern Ontario, with businesses ranging from small independent companies to multi-national corporations, including the tech, automotive, and agri-food sectors. Over the course of his career, Brian has had the opportunity to work closely with organizations of all sizes to build proactive occupational hygiene programs and assess the risk of worker exposure to both chemical and physical agents, such as heat and noise.

Brian and his team help clients assess workplace hazards, and recommend and assist with protective measures to keep workers safe. He has conducted or managed hundreds of occupational hygiene projects, conducted thousands of confined space hazard assessments, and developed OH&S programs for clients across several industries.

“It’s very gratifying to nurture long-term relationships with clients where we have a shared history and have played a part in their growth and are viewed as trusted partners.”

Brian is also accomplished at training individuals or teams of staff to ensure health and safety programs are fully and properly implemented in the workplace.

The Waterloo office is one of Pinchin’s oldest and most well established regional offices. Opened in 1994, the Waterloo office offers solutions across Pinchin’s service lines, including Environmental Due Diligence & Remediation, Geotechnical Services, Occupational Health & Safety, and Hazardous Materials.

For more information on how Brian Agnew and the Pinchin Waterloo team can help you understand and manage your natural and built environments, call 519-746-4210.