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Kavanaugh Chad

Chad Kavanaugh

Specialized Services Lead

Chad uses a collaborative approach to help WSPS's customers control the complex and diverse hazards of confined spaces by developing programs that include hazard assessments, entry and rescue planning, and training. He’s gratified when they meet and even exceed their own expectations.

Seeing the 'aha' moments when a customer understands and appreciates a key concept, or performs a well-executed rescue during training, is my biggest reward.

Chad brings a unique level of experience and expertise to his role at WSPS. Over a 15-year career, he has developed more than 2,500 hazard assessments, entry plans and rescue plans across North America.

A Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Chad is certified in confined space rescue, rope rescue, hazardous materials and industrial firefighting under National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. He studied occupational health and safety and advanced safety management at Ryerson University, and environmental and occupational health at the University of Victoria. He also completed advanced confined space rescue training at Texas A&M University.

Chad is a member of the CSA Group's Technical Committee on Management of Work in Confined Spaces (CSA Z1006).

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