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Dean Gatien — Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment, Quality

Since 1994, Dean has led PowerTel’s H&S efforts. The author and administrator of PowerTel’s Occupational Health & Safety Program, Dean has spent his career creating, improving, and implementing the safety policies that define PowerTel. Well known and respected in his field across the continent, Dean’s priority has always been to maintain PowerTel’s leadership role in safety initiatives in the High Voltage trade.

Roles in safety leadership:
  • Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA):
    Board of Directors, 2010-2016
    Executive Committee, 2010-2016
    Finance committee Chair, 2010-2016
    Electrical Advisory Council Chair, 2010-2013
    Auditing Committee Member, 2012

  • Sudbury Construction Association (SCA):
    President, 1995-1996
    Health & Safety Committee Chair, 1989-2002
    CSAO Director, 1989-2001
  • Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO):
    Provincial Labour-Management Safety Committee (PLMSC)
    Representative for Line Work, 1996-present
    PLMSC Liaison to Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
    MTCU) Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) for Powerline
    Technician Training Standard, 2007-Present
  • Cambrian College:
    Member of the Program Advisory Committee – Powerline Technician Program, 2005-Present
    Member of the Local Apprenticeship Committee 2005-Present
    Chair of the Local Apprenticeship Committee – Powerline Technician 2005-2016
  • Other:
    Electricity Sector Council Representative for the Powerline Worker Project, 2008–2009