Susan McCarthy

Occupational Health and Safety Advisor, Canadian Red Cross

Susan McCarthy has been an active volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross since 2013, and working in Occupational Health and Safety since 2014.

Getting the best of both worlds through working in OHS for the Canadian Red Cross has been exceptionally rewarding, particularly as the Canadian Red Cross has navigate its service delivery options with the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020. Named one of OHS Canada’s Top 25 Under 40 OHS Professionals, Susan works hard to build and nurture relationships to enhance health, safety, and wellbeing.

3:55 - 4:55 pm

May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023

Emergency Response Planning Discussion (Pre/During/Post) – How do we protect one another with an Emergency Response Plan (Hurricane Fiona hits PAB)

Hurricane Fiona was one of the worst natural disasters to hit Atlantic Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross was activated to support those in need, and the personnel who provided the support. There were a variety of needs to be met, and the Canadian Red Cross works diligently to help communities prepare, and how we respond can change based on the ask. This presentation will cover how the Canadian Red Cross helps prepare, and overview of our work with Fiona, and how we support our personnel on the ground.