Farm Safety Nova Scotia Welcomes New Farm Safety Advisor
Back in April, Farm Safety put out a call for applications for a new position with the organization – a Farm Safety Advisor, who will support farms through training, education and advisory services.
We are excited to introduce to you the newest member of our team – Lori Brookhouse!
Lori comes to Farm Safety with an array of education in her back pocket. Graduating from Nova Scotia Agricultural College with a Biology Technology Diploma, she also has certificates and diplomas in; Bookkeeping, Supervisory Development and Human Resources management. Lori holds a number of professional designations including CRSP and NCSO.
A curious person who always wants and needs to know more, Lori always had a knack for foreseeing what could possibly happen and wanting to take precautions to prevent any incident or injury.
“When working at the lab at the university I took it upon myself to ensure safety measures, mostly including emergency preparedness at the time, was in place,” she added. “I was approached by a landscaping company in 2007 to help them with their safety program. One referral led to another and here I am today.”
In her spare time, you will likely find Lori camping, wheelin’, riding her Harley, acrylic painting or reading.
Passionate about safety, education and helping others, Lori is looking forward to her new role as Farm Safety Advisor.
“There is so much to look forward to, using my agricultural background; using my knowledge of legislation and safety program development, training development and deliver skills, as well as my 12 years of experience in safety and human resources. I’m excited to work with peers and employers in the agricultural industry to help them get the tools they need to provide a safe workplace for their workers so everyone can go home in the same condition at the end of the day.”
We can’t wait to see the positive impact she will have on farm safety in Nova Scotia.