Compass Health & Safety Team – Dennis Ryan, Janie Ryan

Compass Health & Safety Ltd. was established in 1998. Our slogan is “Charting New Directions in Health & Safety Excellence”. As a consulting team we have been in the health and safety business for over 35 years. We don’t make product or service claims that we can’t back up. We have the knowledge and experience it takes to truly help your company achieve safety excellence.

Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan is the President of the company. After graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, (NAIT), Dennis worked for the Alberta Government as an Occupational Hygiene Technologist for six years. During that time he achieved an occupational hygiene technologist designation (i.e. OSHA). A few years later he graduated from the University of Alberta’s, Occupational Health & Safety Certificate program. Dennis has managed health and safety programs in large corporations for over 25 years. He’s taught for the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, and continues to teach, safety professionals and/or prospective safety professionals at the University of Alberta (U of A), The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and other institutions. For many years he sat on the committee responsible for overseeing the University Occupational Health & Safety certificate program.


Janie Ryan

Janie joined Compass in 2001 and is a valuable addition to the company. She is a graduate of the Occupational Health and Safety program at the University of Alberta and holds a C.R.S.P. (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) designation. She is an accredited auditor for five certifying partners. She has helped many companies develop their health and safety program and under her guidance they have achieved their Certificate of Recognition from the Alberta Government. Janie is also a trainer. She’s delivered course and train the trainer sessions for the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) in it’s Mission Possible @ Work program. She currently delivers Program Development and company specific training on request. Janie has also instructed the Fundamentals of Auditing course for the University of Alberta, occupation health and safety extension program.