BC Forest Safety Council announces new CEO
August 19, 2011
By BC Forest Safety Council
|Peter Lineen is the new CEO of the BC Forest Safety Council.
Aug. 19, 2011, Nanaimo, BC – The BC Forest
Safety Council’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Peter
Lineen as the new CEO of the forest sector’s health and safety association.
Lineen, who was previously the Council’s COO, is passionate about health and
safety and is acutely familiar with the industry’s challenges in eliminating
fatalities and serious injuries.
“Peter’s knowledge of the industry and his
extensive health and safety experience are well-matched with our requirements
and will ensure momentum continues in industry’s drive to eliminate serious
injuries and fatalities,” says Reynold Hert, who will be stepping down from his
role as CEO effective October 1, 2011. Hert has agreed to stay on as Chair of
the Board of Directors into 2013.
Lineen has 25 years of experience in the
occupational health and safety (OH&S) field, with a focus on forestry, wood
products manufacturing, and oil and gas across Canada and the USA. He is also a
Canadian Registered Safety Professional with the Board of Canadian Registered
Safety Professionals (BCRSP) and has served as the Chair of the board of
directors for the BCRSP.
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Forest Safety Council and its programs or initiatives, visit
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