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
  • 40+ years manufacturing experience
  • Manufacturing executive in small, medium and large companies
  • Leadership positions in union and non-union environments
  • Past Chair CME Safety & Health Committee
  • Ministers Advisory Council for Workplace Safety & Health
  • Worker’s Compensation Board of Manitoba Prevention Committee
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
Safety Philosophy 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

Steven Hnatishin, Program Manager

steven.hnatishin@madesafe.ca

Professional Background
  • With Made Safe since the beginning and transitioned through the Safety Trainer, Safety Advisor, and into the Program Manager role.
  • Worked in the heavy construction field for 10 years, five of them as a Construction Safety Officer for an environmental services company.
  • Attained COR certification with the environmental company. Mentored injured workers in the Red River OH&S program.
Certifications
  • Red River College Occupational Health & Safety Certification
  • Ergonomic System Specialist (ESS)
  • Certified National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO)
  • Lean Level I
  • Leadership Development Program
Areas of Expertise
  • Ergonomics on the front line
  • Training
Safety Philosophy When you have a great team everything is possible!

Gib Perkin, Safety Advisor

gib.perkin@madesafe.ca

Professional Background
  • 25 years of manufacturing experience in windows and doors, iron and steel fabrication. cylinders and compressors
  • 8 years in safety; including service as a committee member and committee co-chair
  • Two years experience as a Field Safety Officer
Certifications
  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) from Alberta Construction Safety Association
Areas of Expertise
  • Training
Safety Philosophy Think safety today. Tomorrow may be too late.

Joe Paulich, Safety Trainer

joe.paulich@madesafe.ca

Professional Background
  • 22 years of manufacturing experience
  • 14 years in safety-related fields
Certifications
  • Train-the-Trainer certification
Areas of Expertise
  • Training
  • Forklifts
  • Scissor lift
  • Hazard assessments
  • Incident investigations
  • Auditing
Safety Philosophy Enjoy being part of the transition in manufacturing, from past to present.

Kevin Neubauer, Safety Advisor

kevin.neubauer@madesafe.ca

Professional Background
  • 27+ years of industry experience
Certifications
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certification
  • Safe Work Certified Auditor
Areas of Expertise
  • Training
Safety Philosophy An experienced worker does not always make a safe worker. You’re never too old to learn. Especially when it comes to safety.

Cory Sander, Safety Trainer

cory.sander@madesafe.ca

Professional Background
  • 20 years in manufacturing
  • 10 years in agriculture
  • Manufacturing – all facets of the industry [Metal Fabrication, Assembly, etc]
  • Agriculture – farming, grain, livestock
  • Currently enrolled in the University of Fredericton completing Certificate in Health, Safety and   Environmental Processes.
Certifications
  • Safe Work Certified Auditor
  • Train the Trainer
Areas of Expertise
  • Safety Training
Safety Philosophy Safety doesn’t happen by accident!

Nathan Rasmussen, Safety Facilitator

Nathan.Rasmussen@madesafe.ca

Professional Background
  • 18 years of manufacturing experience in Foundries, Sheet Metal and Millwork
  • 11 years in the safety professional role
  • 5 years in training roles
Certifications
  • SAFE Work Certified Auditor
Areas of Expertise
  • Training
  • Chemical Safety
  • Practical Application
Safety Philosophy Every injury is predictable, preventable and unacceptable.

Jovana Tosovic, Safety Trainer

Jovana.Tosovic@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

7 years of pharmacy experience

Certifications

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba- Major in Psychology and minor in Russian

Occupational Health and Safety Certification from Red River College

Areas of Expertise

Training

Safety Philosophy Safety is everyone’s responsibility!

Reg Kmet, Safety Trainer

Reg.Kmet@madesafe.ca

Professional Background
  • 12+ years of HR experience in a variety of manufacturing & warehousing environments
  • 4+ years of cumulative training experience
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
  • Training
  • Labour Relations
Safety Philosophy 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.

Michael Cardillo, Safety Trainer

Michael.Cardillo@madesafe.ca

Professional Background
  • 2 Years experience as an Associate Safety and Health Consultant
  • 3 Years experience as a Biological Research Technician
  • 3 Years Master of Science (M.Sc.) Candidate
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
Areas of Expertise
  • Environmental Research
  • Laboratory Safety and Health Practices
  • Corporate and Retail Safety and Health Practices
Safety Philosophy Safety is a common denominator across all aspects of life.

Janell Stewart, Made Safe Coordinator

admin@madesafe.ca

Professional Background

Admin Assistant for Made Safe for past 3 years

Certifications
  • Safe Work Certified Auditor
Areas of Expertise
  • Scheduling Made Safe training
  • Coordinating and maintaining records for staff office 
Safety Philosophy Don't assume that people know because someone else knows

Theo McPherson, Safety Trainer

Professional Background
  • 4 Years in Private Security
  • 5 Years in Commercial/Residential Construction
  • 2 Years Manufacturing Experience
  • Worked in Road Construction for 8 years as a heavy equipment operator, 7 of which involved the role of safety representative
Certifications
  • Occupational Safety and Health Certification Program, Red River College
  • St. John Ambulance Class C First Aid Certification
Areas of Expertise
  • Training
Safety Philosophy Everyone has a right to a healthy and safe workplace and a responsibility to help 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.