Erin Black

  • Erin BlackOccupational Safety Trainer and Professional Safety Consultant

    Erin joins SSM with nearly 10 years of experience in the workplace safety and health industry. She has been instrumental in helping organizations develop safety and health management systems. Her ability to identify strategies that keep workers and employers safe has proven vital in her previous positions.

    Erin spent years as an active member on workplace safety committees prior to her years specifically employed in workplace safety and health, and this experience informs her expertise as the Communications Chairperson for the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE). She is a certified CORTM auditor (Construction Safety Association of Manitoba) as well as a National Construction Safety Officer (NSCO). She is also currently in the process of completing her Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) designation, demonstrating her dedication to ongoing professional development.

    Erin began working in the federally regulated transportation industry in 2003, but in 2007, Erin recognized that safety training was becoming an increasingly important part of company operations. As the need for safety services increased, so did Erin’s interest in the field. Over her years in the business, Erin has seen firsthand the direct impact workplace injuries and incidents have on everyone involved. This sparked an unwavering commitment to prevention efforts as a key part of safety system development.

    She treats occupational safety as a unique balancing act, juggling business expectations, protecting workers and using the details to find solutions that accommodate everyone. The opportunity to branch out and be involved in a variety of workplace health and safety initiatives is one of Erin’s favourite parts of working in the industry.

    Outside of her duties at SSM, Erin’s passion for health and safety can also be seen in her active lifestyle. A downhill skiing coach by trade, Erin takes every opportunity to participate in whatever opportunities and activities can be found in the province.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Safety and Health Management System Development
    • Client consultation in a variety of sectors
      • Manufacturing
      • Construction
      • Transportation
      • Office environments

    Other Areas of Study:

    • Scaffolding
    • Workplace Electrical/Arc Flash based on CSA Z462-15 best practices
    • OH&S Business Communication
    • Risk Management
    • Training
    • Program Development
    • Ethical and Legal Issues
    • Ergonomics
    • Managing OHS
    • Environmental Issues