Women in Construction Week – Meet Tammy Olsen

Meet Tammy olsen

Acres is celebrating ๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค by highlighting the contributions of the wonderful women that make up our team!

Get to know Tammy Olsen, the companyโ€™s HSE Advisor who was the first female industrial insulator to be inducted into the union hall in her home province.

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง?

I was born into the construction industry. My father owned and operated a small civil construction company in Saskatchewan, so itโ€™s in my blood!

I was curious about all construction after high school, so I decided to try my hand at various positions in civil, general, and industrial construction, which led me into my trade as an industrial insulator and then into health and safety.

๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ง ๐‡๐’๐„ ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ.

I manage Acresโ€™ Health, Safety and Environment programs for the companyโ€™s general, industrial, and civil operations for compliance and risk. My role as an HSE Advisor involves both field and office presence, which allows me to interact with all staff for health, safety, and environment processes through education, training, advice, and recommendations.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ?

Just go for it! Donโ€™t let fear or uncertainty hold you back and donโ€™t regret trying. Embrace everything once youโ€™re there. If you have an interest in construction, then follow that interest. The construction industry may just be your calling for a wonderful and rewarding career!

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ?

I was one of the first women in my trade in Saskatchewan and the first woman ever to be inducted into the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 119 Union Hall.

 

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