Paul Carolan has worked in the public and private sectors for over twenty years in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in Ireland and Canada. A veteran fire officer and investigator, paramedic and instructor, his health and safety career began as an elected safety representative in Dublin Fire Brigade, Ireland. Following fire department OHS Director, he became a senior OHS and Labour Relations consultant with Vision Training Services. Highly regarded for his OHS advocacy in Europe and Canada, he has championed for improvements within OHS profession such as: academic entry-level qualifications, sector examinations, assessment methodologies, accreditation frameworks and professional development measurement. Paul is currently working with the Nunavut Employees Union
as a Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety Consultant.
He sits on a number of Canadian Standards Association technical committees and serves on the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals examination committee. He has represented the Government of Nunavut on the Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Law – Occupational Safety and Health sub committee and is past national chair of the Skills Canada Workplace Safety Committee.
He is the founding member of the recently formed Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Nunavut Chapter in 2019. He holds a BSc in OHS Management, an MSc Fire Science. He is a Chartered Member of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, a Canadian Registered Safety Professional and Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor.