Our Team

Made Safe is an initiative of CME.

Made Safe staff are trained and experienced safety professionals with years of industry-specific experience and knowledge. Team members maintain professional designations, such as Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Ergonomics Specialists (CES), Ergonomics Systems Specialist (ESS) and the Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) from nationally recognized and accredited third parties.

In addition to the Made Safe team, members are encouraged to explore the many benefits of CME membership and additional expertise available through CME Manitoba.

Neal Curry, Executive Director

neal.curry@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Neal has more than 40 years manufacturing experience. He has provided leadership in executive positions in small, medium and large companies in both union and non-union environments. Neal has been the Executive Director of Made Safe since its inception in 2016. Neal has been continuously contributing to safety networking in Manitoba as past Chair of CME Safety & Health Committee and member of the Ministers Advisory Council for Workplace Safety & Health. He is currently on the Worker’s Compensation Board of Manitoba Prevention Committee and serves as the Chair of the Industry Based Safety Program Council. Neal’s Safety Philosophy is “Safety cannot be an add on. It must be integral to how we do things. Safety and productivity are not mutually exclusive; in fact, a lean well-organized plant is both safe and efficient.”

Certifications
  • Diploma, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ottawa
  • BA(Economics), York University , Toronto
  • MBA, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto
Areas of Expertise
  • Manufacturing process improvement
  • Organizational development

Steven Hnatishin, Program Manager

steven.hnatishin@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Steven provides leadership to the Made Safe team to provide Manitoba manufacturers with a comprehensive suite of training and services to accelerate workplace safety progress. Steven worked in the heavy construction and mining industries before getting involved with manufacturing. Steven has been with the Made Safe team since the initial launch in 2016. Steven volunteers for the CSSE Professional Development Conference committee, the CSSE Safety & Health week committee, the Herzing College Advisory Board for the Occupational Safety & Health Office certification and is the Safetys Gala Chair on the CSSE Manitoba Chapter Executive. Steve’s Safety Philosophy is “When you have a great team everything is possible!”

Certifications
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
  • Red River College Occupational Health & Safety Certification
  • Certified National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO)
  • Lean Level I – Yellowbelt 
  • Leadership Development Program
Areas of Expertise
  • Safety & Health Leadership
  • Building the Business Case for Safety

Janell Stewart, Made Safe Coordinator

admin@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Janell has been the Made Safe Coordinator for the past 4 years adeptly handling administrative matters including managing training schedules, planning meetings, and organizing offices for efficiency. Janell is passionate in helping Made Safe members receive the support they need and providing the most positive experience possible. Janell’s Safety Philosophy is “Don’t assume that people know because someone else knows.”

Certifications
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Lean Level 1 – Yellowbelt 
Areas of Expertise
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Office Management
  • Event planning

Nathan Rasmussen, Safety Advisor

Nathan.Rasmussen@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Nathan has worked in the manufacturing industry for 18 years, gaining experience in Foundries, Sheet Metal and Millwork. In his manufacturing career, Nathan has spent 11 years as a Safety Professional and 6 years in a safety training role. Nathan’s Safety Philosophy is “Every injury is predictable, preventable and unacceptable.”

Certifications
  • Lean Level 1 – Yellowbelt 
  • A Hazard Is A Hazard
  • Mental Health First Aid
Areas of Expertise
  • Chemical Safety
  • Practical Application
  • Leadership training
  • Guarding

Kevin Neubauer, Safety Advisor

kevin.neubauer@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Kevin worked in the transportation industry for more than 27 years. Kevin is passionate about helping companies with improving the ergonomics in the workplace through ergonomic assessments and advice. His Safety philosophy is “An experienced worker does not always make a safe worker. You’re never too old to learn. Especially when it comes to safety.”

Certifications
  • Occupational Health & Safety Certificate through Red River College
  • Certified Ergonomic Specialist
  • SAFE Work Certified Auditor
Areas of Expertise
  • Ergonomics
  • Manual Material Handling improvements

Gib Perkin, Safety Advisor

gib.perkin@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Gib has worked in the manufacturing industry for 25 years, gaining experience in windows and doors, iron and steel fabrication, and cylinders and compressors. Currently working as a Safety Advisor for Made Safe, Gib is widely known for his 8 years in the safety industry. In addition to his work experience, Gib holds the National Construction Safety Officer designation and specializes in educating on respectful workplaces. Gib’s Safety Philosophy is “Think safety today. Tomorrow may be too late.”

Certifications
  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) from Alberta Construction Safety Association
  • Lean Level I – Yellowbelt
Areas of Expertise
  • Respectful Workplace Training
  • Supervisor training

Joe Paulich, Safety Trainer

joe.paulich@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Joe is an experienced safety professional with 27 years in the manufacturing field and 19 years in safety-related positions. Joe is very experienced with equipment and enjoys passing on his experience through Made Safe’s operator based training. As a Safety trainer his philosophy is “Safety is not just an action we do at work. Safety starts with your frame of mind, an, attitude in everything you do. Make Safety a part of life and enjoy it with the people who care about you.”

Certifications
  • Lean Level 1 – Yellowbelt 
  • Mental Health First Aid
Areas of Expertise
  • Operator Based training
  • Rigging
  • Racking
  • Overhead Crane
  • Confined Space

Cory Sander, Safety Trainer

cory.sander@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Cory has worked in all facets of the manufacturing industry for 20 years. In addition to that, he has also 10 years experience in agriculture. Cory is currently completing the Certificate in Health, Safety and Environmental Processes (CHSEP) from the University of Fredericton. Cory’s Safety Philosophy is “Safety doesn’t happen by accident!”

Certifications
  • Train the Trainer
  • Lean Level 1 – Yellowbelt 
Areas of Expertise
  • Workplace safety & health committees
  • Adult Learning

Jovana Tosovic, Safety Trainer

Jovana.Tosovic@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Jovana has spent a number of years in the pharmaceutical industry gaining knowledge and experience on safety fundamentals. Jovana is passionate in helping companies improve their hearing conservation programs through comprehensive testing methods. Jovana’s Safety Philosophy is “Safety is everyone’s responsibility!”

Certifications
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba (Major in Psychology and minor in Russian)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Certification Program, Red River College
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Leadership Development Program
Areas of Expertise
  • Personal noise dosimeter testing
  • Ambient noise level testing
  • Workplace Safety & Health Committees

Reg Kmet, Safety Trainer

Reg.Kmet@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Reg began his career in HR in a variety of manufacturing & warehousing environments gaining more than 12 years of experience. In addition to that, he has more than 4 years of cumulative training experience. His Safety philosophy is “Safety is more than just a buzzword. It is a philosophy that requires a constant never wavering focus from all parts of an organization, not just the front-line employees. No process, function, or deadline should ever compromise a workers well-being. An organization that is committed to safety is thereby committed to success.”

Certifications
  • BA (Integrated Studies) University of Manitoba
  • Certificate, (Human Resource Management) University of Manitoba
  • Currently working towards a certification in Adult Education
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Learning
  • Labour Relations

Michael Cardillo, Safety Trainer

Michael.Cardillo@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Michael began his career as a Biological Research Technician. After taking the Occupational Safety and Health Certification, he transitioned his career and was a Safety and Health Consultant before starting at Made Sade. His Safety philosophy is “Safety is a common denominator across all aspects of life.”

Certifications
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (B.Env.Sc – Major), University of Manitoba
  • Master’s of Science (M.Sc.), University of Manitoba
  • Occupational Safety and Health Certification Program, Red River College
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • A Hazard Is A Hazard
Areas of Expertise
  • Environmental Research
  • Laboratory Safety and Health Practices
  • Corporate and Retail Safety and Health Practices

Theo McPherson, Safety Trainer

theo.mcpherson@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Theo has 8 years of experience in the Heavy Construction industry, 5 years of experience in the Building Construction industry, and 2 years of experience in the Manufacturing industry. Theo’s Safety Philosophy is “Everyone has a right to a healthy and safe workplace and a responsibility to make that happen. You are someone’s son, daughter, sister, brother, father, mother or friend and they want you to come home safe. Do your part in keeping the workplace safe, not just for yourself but for everyone.”

Certifications
  • Occupational Safety and Health Certification Program, Red River College
  • St. John Ambulance Class C First Aid Certification
  • Mental Health First Aid
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Learning
  • Inspections

Umukoro Ewhrudjakpor, Safety Trainer

umukoro.ewhrudjakpor@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Umukoro’s educational background is in mechanical engineering. He has over 15 years’ experience as a health and safety professional in the oil and gas, and exploration industry. He has been a member of some international health and safety professional associations including Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE), American Society of Safety Professional (ASSP) and the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).  Umukoro’s Safety Philosophy is: “Safety should be seen as the organization’s identity to reflect in its culture and values.”

Certifications
  • B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc. Safety Risk and Reliability Engineering
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
  • Chattered Member, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH)
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Learning
  • Audit
  • Management Systems

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