Cristian Rodriguez, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety; Wajax Corp.
Cristian is an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) executive with 20+ years of experience. He specializes in creating sustainable improvement of EHS performance, assuring regulatory compliance and reducing organizational risk, while contributing to overall business goals. Cristian has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of a wide range of environmental, workplace safety, and social issues including governance, sustainability, mental health and employee well-being. He is a dual Chilean-Canadian citizen and fully fluent in both English and Spanish. Cristian holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and a Certificate of Risk Management. His professional accreditations include Canadian Risk Manager (CRM), Environmental Professional (EP), and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC).
Cristian has been the VP of EHS at Wajax since 2015, reporting directly to the CEO, and responsible for the development and execution of the company's EHS strategy. Wajax is a publicly traded Canadian company providing industrial products and services, with over 100 locations nationally.
Wajax received the Excellence Canada Certificate on Mental Health at Work in 2018 and received the 2019 CMHA Workplace Excellence Award for advancing workplace mental health in Canada.
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