About

Save time with current and efficient strategies that fit your organization; and implement safety practices that work.

Benchmark Safety Inc. is a safety management consulting firm that specializes in offering fit-for-purposes solutions for our clients OHS needs.

Established in 2001, we’ve provided a wide variety of safety management support services to clients in the oil and gas, construction, recreational and manufacturing sectors in the Western Canadian Provinces, the United States and Worldwide.

Benchmark Safety Inc. can help organizations with the development, implementation and monitoring of their health and safety management systems.

With over 60 years of combined domestic and international safety management experience, we understand inter-relationships between OHS program elements and management systems.

Who are we?

Shannon Bolger, B.Sc., CRSP

Shannon is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional with over 22 years of Occupational Health and Safety experience. She is the current President and Owner of Benchmark Safety Inc., a Safety Management consulting firm that provides development, implementation and monitoring support to organizations across Canada, in the United States and Internationally. This has covered a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, recreation and ranching.

Shannon has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology, and certificates in Occupational Health & Safety, Marketing, and Professional Management. She is a current member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Women in Occupational Health & Safety Society (WOHSS), and the Alberta Society of Health and Safety Professionals (ASHSP).

She is the current Chairperson of the Women in Occupational Health & Safety Society and is a recipient of the 2022 Top Women in Safety Award from Canadian Occupational Safety.

Dennis Bolger, P.Eng., CRSP

Dennis is a Professional Engineer and Canadian Registered Safety Professional with over 40 years of domestic and international experience in Engineering, Operations and Safety Management with proven expertise in the areas of:

  • Development and implementation of HSE management systems
  • Hazard management – hazard identification, risk assessment and development of controls for risk mitigation
  • Compliance and Management System Auditing
  • Emergency Response Planning and Emergency Management
  • Development and presentation of HSE management/supervisory training courses

Dennis is affiliated with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM), the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP), the Alberta Society of Health and Safety Professionals (ASHSP), and the Auditing Association of Canada (AAC).

Dennis and Shannon Bolger

Shannon and Dennis in the News

WOHSS names new Chairperson (via OHS Canada)

Top Women in Safety 2022 (via COS Magazine)

Women still face obstacles in OH&S profession (via OHS Canada)

Let’s Talk about Safety Podcast (with Stephanie Benay)

Day in the Life – Shannon Bolger (via PetroLMI)

WOHSS names new Chair, Vice Chair (via OHS Canada)

The impact of Occupational Fatalities (via WOHSS)

Discover CRSP Shannon Bolger (via BCRSP)

The Father-Daughter Duo who Define CRSP Excellence (via BCRSP)

Dennis Bolger – University of New Brunswick Interview