Andrew Harkness

Andrew Harkness

Strategy Advisor, Organizational Health Initiatives
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) of Ontario

Andrew Harkness is the Strategy Advisor, Organizational Health Initiatives at the Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) of Ontario. Andrew leads WSPS’s Healthy Workplace team related to WSPS’s business model for creating organizationally safe and healthy workplaces in best practices-oriented firms. He has been with the health and safety association since 1988.

Andrew is a Certified Health and Safety Consultant and a Professional Member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering. He is a member of the CSA/BNQ technical committees CSA Z1003 -13, the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, CSA Z1000-14, Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard, CSA Z1005, Incident Investigations and Prevention Standard and sits on the Canadian technical committee in support of the development of ISO 45001, Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard.

Andrew is also a member of the provincial task team for the development of workplace resources to support compliance with recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding Workplace Violence and Harassment. This team was drawn from the provincial health and safety associations, Ministry of Labour and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

He is an auditor for the R.W. Campbell Awards program for Environmental, Health and Safety Management Excellence.