Our Team | Occupational Health
Occupational Health

Dr. Ronald J. Walsh, MD, DOHS, FCBOM


Occupational Health Physician and President
Dr. Walsh, the President of Walsh & Associates Occupational Health Services, Ltd., is a full time Occupational Physician with over 25 years' experience in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He holds a Medical Degree (MD) from Queen's University in Kingston; a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) from McMaster University; and is a Fellow of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (FCBOM). Dr. Walsh is an acknowledged expert in Occupational Disability Management and is frequently involved in teaching, policy and program development, and conducting presentations for major corporations and health and medical associations.
Dr. Walsh is a member of multiple medical associations, both in Canada and in the United States, and presently is the Delegate to the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and serves as a Member of the Medical Examination Committee of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine.

 


Dr. Tony Truman, MD, DOHS
Physician

A primary care physician for over 25 years with a thriving family practice, Dr. Truman has recently expanded his practice of medicine to join Walsh & Associates as an Occupational Physician. He graduated from Queen's University in1977, completed a two-year family practice residency, and is a member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians. Dr. Truman has completed his studies in Occupational Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton.

 

Norma Collins, RN
Director of Client Services

Norma Collins is an experienced Nurse Manager who brings with her an extensive background in disability management and human resources as former Assistant Vice-President with Medisys Health Group and former National Project Director with Canada Post. At Walsh & Associates, Norma leads the OH&S team at Quinte Health Care and also works collaboratively with the W&A management team in policy development, organizational development and strategic planning. Of Norma’s many strengths, perhaps the most evident is her client-centred, "high touch” approach to service delivery, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and continuous quality improvement.

 

Wanda Dodds, RN, DOHN, COHN(C)
Director of Operations

Wanda Dodds has completed a Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing as well as her Canadian Certification in Occupational Health Nursing.  She has worked in the industrial setting since joining Walsh and Associates in 1999. Wanda focuses on program development for health promotion, prevention and education, crisis intervention and disability management, liaising with WSIB (Workers' Safety and Insurance Board), group disability insurance providers, and health and service agencies in the community to facilitate early and safe return to work programs. She participates with the Walsh & Associates' management team to understand, influence and integrate programs consistent with the company's vision and mission.

 
Shaena Dearman, Hons BSc, RK
 Ergonomist, Registered Kinesiologist, Safety Specialist

Shaena Dearman brings to Walsh and Associates extensive experience in kinesiology and ergonomics. Shaena has provided her expertise as an Ergonomic Consultant to several Quinte area employers (industrial, manufacturing, and health care sectors), providing training/educational sessions, physical demands analysis, ergonomic evaluations, job shadowing, and work hardening programs. Shaena is presently providing extensive occupational safety programs and services to a large health care organization.

Krista Thompson, MHSc, ROH Health & Safety Specialist | Industrial Hygienist

Krista Thompson has completed a master’s degree in Occupational and Environmental Health and is registered with the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH). Krista is also a member of the Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario and the Canadian Society for Safety Engineering. She has worked and/or consulted in health and safety for a variety of sectors, including industry / manufacturing, chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, government (federal, provincial, and territorial), education, and healthcare. Krista has experience in identifying hazards, assessing risk, and controlling hazards. She is also well versed in safety management, policy and program development, audits, developing and presenting training, WHMIS, as well as chemical, biological and physical hazards.

 

Occupational Health Nurses

Walsh & Associates employs/utilizes multiple (16) Registered Nurses (RN's) in the Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) role. All of our RNs bring extensive clinical experience and education to their occupational health nursing practice from acute care settings (Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Emergency Department), hospital based-nursing (Medical/Surgical), community and long term care nursing, and leadership/management positions.

One RN is a graduate of the Nurse Practitioner Program at Queen's University and several nurses hold or are actively pursuing Bachelor of Nursing degrees. The majority of the RNs have completed their Diplomas in Occupational Health Nursing from St. Lawrence College. Additionally, Walsh & Associates provides regular internal education and skill enhancement programs and supports attendance at nursing education and conference presentations.

The Occupational Health Nurses of Walsh & Associates provide services within a diversity of employment sectors (pulp and paper, automotive, food, manufacturing, public sector, health care) in Eastern Ontario. Service provision includes acute care and first aid, disability case management , return to work programs, health promotion, immunizations, surveillance programs (audiometric, respiratory, designated substances), insurance carrier and WSIB medical management, participation in joint health and safety committees along with many other medical/preventive services.

 

Lisa Lynn – CRSP - Safety Specialist

In addition to 10 years in the occupational health and safety field, Lisa has a strong background in Administration and Training.  She has completed programs in Adult Education (Loyalist College), and most recently Occupational Health and Safety (Ryerson University).  Lisa’s areas of expertise include respirator fit testing, health and safety training, WHMIS, Joint Health & Safety Committees, workplace audits, inspections and policy/program development.

 

Support Staff

Without the support and expertise of support staff such as Clinical Assistants and Office Managers, the Health and Medical Professionals could not carry out their myriad of responsibilities. From booking appointments, to data management and payroll processing, the day-to-day activities of Walsh & Associates are coordinated very well by the Administrative Support Staff.