Profile: TJ Garcha
"...it's important to build trust and strong relationships. Safety doesn't have to be complicated, it's about working together and being open to change."
TJ Garcha is AgSafe's Field Operations Manager.
TJ grew up in Langley on his family farm where he learned the importance of hard work and discipline.
After completing the Occupational Health and Safety program at BCIT in 2007, TJ worked as a Health & Safety Advisor in oil and gas, and manufacturing before starting with AgSafe in 2014.
TJ enjoys visiting farms and meeting employers and workers. His hope is to empower them through effective and real world safety education and awareness. Everyone contributes to the overall safety culture of a workplace, so even if a few are integrating safety into their work, it can influence others and keep incidents to a minimum.
TJ is able to use his Punjabi language skills to interact and connect with folks that may not speak English. This is helpful when conducting training sessions or talking to a farmer about the importance of safety.
He says it’s important to build trust and strong relationships. Safety doesn’t have to be complicated, it’s about working together and being open to change.
TJ says he’s very fortunate to be part of a great group at AgSafe. His hope is to continue to grow and do his part in empowering workers and employers in agriculture.