NORCAT's Safety Stars Shine Bright at 2023 OHS Canada Honours

NORCAT Advisory Team Members Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Workplace Safety and Community Well-Being

Toronto, ON. NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and innovation services, is thrilled to announce the remarkable recognition bestowed upon two of its Advisory team members at the prestigious 2023 OHS Canada Honours Awards held at the Palais Royale in Toronto on September 21, 2023.

This OHS Honours Awards, an annual event designed to acknowledge excellence in workplace health and safety across Canada, showcases and celebrates the exceptional contributions made by Canadian OHS professionals driving progress in the industry.

Brandon Vance, Senior Consultant at NORCAT Advisory was recognized as one of the "next generation of safety leaders," earning a coveted spot among the Top 25 under 40 in safety. Brandon, whose career journey began as a research technologist at the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health, has played a pivotal role in driving organizational growth for NORCAT Advisory, developing critical training programs and significantly enhancing safety across various industries, with a recent focus on advocating for Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) safety in mines.

Trina Hayden, NORCAT's Chief Advisory Officer, was named the Silver winner of the Community Leader Award; an accolade that underscores her dedication and commitment to advocating for workplace health and safety.

Notably, Trina has previously received industry accolades including Canadian Occupational Safety Magazines "Top Woman in Safety 2022," the Council of Ontario Construction Association’s 2022 President’s Award and the 2023 Excellence in Leadership Award from Consulting Magazine.

"Being recognized as a Community Leader is not just a personal honour, but a nod to all of us who work so passionately and tirelessly behind the scenes," said Trina. "True health and safety improvements come from the collective efforts of our community, industry stakeholders and collaborative partners and, together, we’ve been building a web of trust and shared vision for safety."

The OHS Honours are held annually in Toronto and the winners are selected by the editors and publisher of OHS Canada based on stringent criteria and fact-checks. The Top 25 Under 40 recognizes the outstanding achievements of the young leaders dedicated to enhancing safety standards in Canada, whereas the Community Leader Award celebrates and honours individuals who have made a significant impact in their communities through their dedication to safety.

NORCAT Advisory works with clients around the world on a variety of strategic and tactical projects, including compliance and risk management, talent and human capital and innovation strategy and policy development. Its diverse and experienced team includes highly qualified professionals from leadership, strategy, and operational backgrounds who, together, deliver innovative and customized solutions and expertise to create a positive and lasting impact. For more information about NORCAT Advisory, visit

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NORCAT is a leader in skilled labour training and innovation services focused on developing and delivering programs, services, and resources that enhance productivity and safety in the global skilled labour industries.