HeadshotLesley MacKinnon is a health & safety professional with over 20 years of experience.    Her first health and safety role was with the Alberta Construction Safety Association as Technical Advisor delivering and developing health and safety training for the construction industry.  From that beginning, and throughout her career, Lesley has applied her education and experience in the construction, healthcare, municipal government, environmental, and oil and gas sectors.  She has managed and led professional teams delivering related programs and services in complex and demanding work environments across Western Canada.  She has gained technical expertise in occupational health, safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, psychological health and safety, disability management, auditing, and emergency management.  She holds her CRSP and is also a Certified Practitioner in Human Resources.

Today, she brings a business partnering approach to her work and sees herself as a change specialist.  She understands that success results from inspiring organizations and its leaders to develop strategic safety initiatives that go beyond compliance and management systems.   She is a student of safety culture and performance metrics and has worked on large scale safety culture projects that have delivered improved performance, enhanced safety governance, and changed leader mindsets.  She is an advocate for psychological health and safety in the workplace and believes this will become a priority for organizations as they look to find ways to improve health and safety performance in the future.

Lesley currently works for JXJ Solutions Inc., a small consulting firm specializing in health, safety and environmental project related work.  In her role as Health and Safety Strategist, Lesley provides strategic support to clients looking to transform their safety culture, improve safety leadership, and implement change and improvement initiatives that are people focused, measurable, and sustainable.

 Areas of Interest

  • Safety Leadership and Culture
  • Safety Metrics & Performance Measures
  • Health & Safety Management Systems
  • Psychological Health, Safety & Well Being
  • Harassment and Bullying
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy & Program Implementation