BC Lower Mainland Chapter
Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
… in a Nutshell
The original CSSE Chapter in British Columbia was the BC and Yukon Chapter, chartered September 1978 through the inspiration & dedication of key safety professionals and practitioners1. Hosted initially at the Engineers Club and Vancouver Club through the financial support of members and suppliers, the members recognized that geographic groups would better serve the membership and formation of locally-based chapters began. The Lower Mainland Chapter (LMC) was the first geographic or regional chapter chartered, & other regional chapters were formed shortly after, such as the Pacific Rim Chapter, Thompson Chapter, etc.
Over the years CSSE’s LMC has grown from less than a dozen members to today’s more than 350 safety professionals on our membership roll. Our CSSE’s LMC Membership includes regulators, industry professionals, managers, consultants, students and instructors. Its members provide professional services to the many industries that operate in British Columbia.
As the role of the safety professional has changed over the years so has the role of our LMC. Initially, LMC members met to discuss and dissect the daily events in their workplace in order to assist each other in improving performance in their individual organizations. Today the Chapter has taken a leadership role in assisting its members to develop and grow in their profession by providing timely topics and speakers at the monthly meetings; professional development seminars; coordinating with CSSE National on courses, certifications and conferences; a website; and many other services, and we continue to provide time at regular meetings for networking and sharing practical solutions for workplace safety.
CSSE LMC membership continues to grow & evolve and we will continue to support our members’ professionalism as we continue to develop as a Chapter. CSSE’s LMC is the voice of our members and
Our Vision is:
To be the leading voice of occupational health, safety and environmental practitioners in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.
Our Mission is:
To champion occupational health, safety & environmental leadership through –
√ Best Practices
√ Professional Development
1 Wallie Tubb; Jim Stobie; Pat Harkness; Lars Larsson; Bob Larson; Tony Lyttle; Don Campbell;