Denise has been an external COR auditor since 2001 and has worked as health and safety consultant for over 20 years
Areas of expertise include health and safety management system assessment, development and auditing. Also have extensive expertise in WCB matters specializing in representing employer interests at all levels of appeal. In addition to complete COR audits for AASP, Ms. Howitt is also a certified to conduct external audits for Continuing Care Safety Association, Energy Safety Canada, and Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association. Registrar for the Alberta Society of Health and Safety Professionals (ASHSP), Treasurer for the Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society (WOHSS), and First Vice Chair of the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE).
Have completed or led over 200 audits for organizations in many industries including education, municipal operations, health care, oil and gas production, oil and gas services, aviation, property management, hotels, tourist operations, agriculture, engineering, environmental, retail, warehousing, construction, manufacturing, food processing, staffing, electrical utilities, hazardous waste and others.
Comfortable working as a lead auditor or as a part of an audit team. I have participated in audits of companies of all sizes from less than 10 to more than 15,000 employees. I have led teams of up to 12 auditors with over 100 audit days, I have a special interest in auditing of large complex organizations.
Advance notice is preferred, although I have a network of competent and capable auditors across Western Canada that I work with.