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Our Team

Wilkens Health & Safety Solutions pulls together a wide variety of experts to assist a client solve a specific issue or need. Our team consists of experts in the field of Environmental Health and Safety, which includes access to an Occupational Health Physician, ergonomists, industrial hygiene services, lawyers and business consultants. This collaborative approach enables us to provide your business with the right solution.

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OWNER / PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Wiebke Wilkens

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ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

Sarah Salisbury

Ms. Wilkens, is an independent occupational health and safety consultant who founded her own consulting firm, Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions in 2001. She has worked for the past 25 years in the health and safety field, having worked both in the private and public sectors. She previously held the position of Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Queen's University, as well as that of District Manager with the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Her consulting practice specializes in providing the business owner and their management team with the advice and guidance they need to manage all aspects of their health and safety program. This includes evaluations, training and the management of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims.

Ms. Wilkens is the co-founder and President of Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community, a not-for-profit organization that works with the local business community and youth, teaching and implementing injury prevention programs in the Kingston area. In addition, Ms. Wilkens was an executive board member with St. John Ambulance, Loyalist Branch and past chair of the Heritage Division Executive Committee, Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA).

Ms. Wilkens' work has been recognized both provincially and nationally. She was awarded the 1999 first place national Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) award for innovation for her work with Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community. As well, she received the 2000 Award of Merit from the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) for her Volunteer Work within the Heritage Division. In June 2006 Ms. Wilkens was inducted into the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in recognition of her dedicated work with St. John Ambulance, Loyalist Branch and the Kingston community.

Read more about what drove Wiebke to her award winning career in health and safety in her feature in Fine Lifestyles Magazine "Women of Achievement" edition.

Sarah joined the Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions team in May 2018 as the Assistant Consultant – Human Resources. She was promoted to Associate Consultant in November of 2019.

Sarah plays an important role in the office by meeting with new and existing clients to guide them in the creation  and maintenance of their policies and procedures. She also advises employers and employees on their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act legislation.

Prior to joining the consulting practice, Sarah acquired her BScN from Trent University in 2012 and worked numerous years in the holistic and community healthcare fields. In 2018, Sarah obtained an Advanced Diploma in Human Resources from St. Lawrence College where she completed a work placement with the consulting practice.

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CONSTRUCTION & HIGH RISK

SECTOR RESOURCES

Mark Graham

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Katelyn Bruder

Mark Graham recently joined Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions as a per diem trainer. He maintains his fulltime position as General Manager with Hendriks Aggregates Ltd. & H.R. Doornekamp Construction Ltd. He oversees the corporate health and safety program for both organizations.

In his role with WHSS, Mark brings his many years of experience managing, training and supervising construction and mining workers.

In his spare time, Mark is the Past-President of the Frontenac Rifle & Pistol Club and IPSC Competitive Shooting Instructor and Range Safety Officer.

Katelyn joined the Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions team as the Marketing and Administrative Assistant in April of 2017. She was promoted to Executive Assistant in August of 2017.

Prior to joining the consulting practice, Katelyn worked for eight years as a Media Analyst in the Ontario Government Cabinet Office, where she developed skills in media analysis, issues management, and strategic communications. She also gained an in-depth knowledge of issues facing Ontario’s labour and employment sector, in areas such as occupational health and safety, employment standards, and labour relations from working closely with contacts in the Ministry of Labour.

Katelyn holds an Honour's Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto, where she double majored in Classical Civilizations and English.