Meet new Kelowna Chamber member: Epoch Environmental Consulting! Their mission is simple: prevent anyone from ever being exposed to hazardous materials. Epoch has been providing hazardous materials inspections, testing and site assessments since 1994, and opened their Okanagan location this last year.
"We are a team on a mission," says field operations manager, Michael Charters. "Our goal is to eliminate exposure to hazardous materials and make the statistic of 'half of all work-related deaths in BC from asbestos exposure', a statistic of the past."
One such astounding statistic is that Asbestos is the #1 killer of workers in BC, accounting for 48% of all worker deaths. When Michael first graduated with his Bachelor of Environmental Science he had a vision of wading through streams, counting species and looking after forestry projects. However, he decided to follow an opportunity to go into the occupational health and safety field, where he quickly realized how important and prevalent the field is. Having a direct day-to-day impact on people's lives is important to him, and his team.
"Everyone who joins our family of professionals wholeheartedly believes in our mission, and we strive to achieve this goal together." shares Michael. The team works hard to make their services accessible to everyone by means of affordability, ease of booking, and easy to understand reports.
Epoch Environmental Consulting are pleased to be expanding in the interior, and look forward to meeting other members of the Kelowna Chamber. Welcome! Learn more and connect with Epoch on their website at www.epochenvironmental.ca