26 April 2018
Don Dahr, retired WorkSafeBC Director of Industry and Labour Services (ILS) has been elected the new Chair of the AgSafe British Columbia Board of Directors.
Dahr replaces retiring chair Ralph McGinn who served as the Board Chair for the past twelve years.
Don Dahr has been involved with AgSafe, formerly FARSHA, over the years as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors, providing guidance and updates on safety issues affecting agriculture.
Dahr has a strong professional history in workplace safety. Starting early in his career as an electrician he worked to address workplace electrical safety needs in the agricultural and farming sector throughout Alberta and northern B.C.
After a move to B.C., Dahr took a position with WorkSafeBC as a Safety Officer, eventually becoming WorkSafeBC’s Director of ILS, overseeing the management of three of the major high risk industries in the province – agriculture, oil and gas, and forestry. Dahr retired from WorkSafeBC in 2014.
Quoted in his retirement letter to the AgSafe Board, Ralph McGinn said, “Don has a very extensive background in occupational health and safety. Your Board will be in good hands on into the future.”
Wendy Bennett, AgSafe Executive Director welcomed Dahr as the new Board Chair, “Don’s involvement with AgSafe in the past has been very valuable. He is committed to creating safe work environments and that is what AgSafe does. It’s a great fit for our organization.”
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