We Are IH: Career risk pays off for Penticton safety advisor

September 22, 2022
Chris Foley mountain biking at Giant's Head Mountain Park, B.C.

Name: Chris Foley (he/him/his)
Job Title: Workplace Health & Safety Advisor
Years of Service: 20
Worksite: Commerce Court
Community: Penticton
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Workplace Health & Safety advisor Chris Foley is originally from Howell, Michigan. After marrying his Canadian wife, Jacquie, he moved to B.C. in 1993. They’ve lived in Summerland for the past 28 years, where they raised four amazing children.

Chris has a fun-loving nature, and he’s always looking forward to the next adventure. When it comes to his job, Chris is hard-working and serious about helping others.

“I started 20 years ago as a home support worker and care aide. Then, I worked as a rehab assistant because of the desire to help patients. Since I got the opportunity to join the Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) team, I’ve kept sight of the patient care piece, but focus more so on staff safety and well-being nowadays.”

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