The Team

Nancy Harwood

Lawyer and Principal


Nancy brings unique insights into her work with clients, having spent over two decades in the practice of  OHS law, including as a prevention director at WorkSafeBC. She works with clients to help them achieve excellence in health and safety at their workplaces. Her services include: assisting to develop safety programs and address regulatory challenges, overseeing the proper conduct of incident investigations, acting on reviews of orders and penalties, and conducting expert investigations into workplace conduct complaints.

Throughout her career, Nancy has been committed to workplace health and safety, serving on numerous OHS federal, provincial and international boards and committees.

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Jeffery Lyth

Safety Consultant

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The Harwood Safety Group is proud to team with Jeff on consulting initiatives, including on-site health and safety assessments, program development and implementation, prime contractor services and supervisor training.
After many years of experience in corporate safety management, Jeff expanded his approach to safety to include "outside the box" thinking to conventional safety.  Now, he is a leader in the international Safety Differently movement, including as managing editor of safetydifferently.com.

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Stephen Tye BSc CRSP

Hygiene & Safety Consultant

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Steve has a wealth of experience and knowledge in occupational hygiene. After some 30 years as a hygiene officer with WorkSafeBC, Steve now contributes his considerable talents as a consultant to the Harwood Safety Group, providing training, exposure control planning and other hygiene and environmental services. 
We are especially pleased to offer Steve's services to assist employers with developing and implementing plans and procedures to help ensure worker health and safety in dealing with the COVID-19..

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Graeme Hooper*

Contract Legal Counsel

(*Acts through Graeme Hooper Law Corporation,

doing business as Hooper Law)


Graeme acts for parties in all matters involving WorkSafeBC and assists the Harwood Safety Group on complex cases.


Graeme has been counsel in administrative penalty reviews and appeals before the Review Division and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, has acted as defence counsel for directors and managers in regulatory prosecution matters, and acts for employers and managers defending injunction and other quasi-criminal proceedings commenced by WorkSafeBC. Graeme has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia.

Alison Dewhurst

Instructional Design Consultant


Alison brings to the Harwood Safety Group years of experience in the field of educational design in both the corporate and public service sectors. 
As a skilled instructional designer, Alison develops training offerings using the latest design and delivery methodologies specific to adult learners. Working closely with our clients, she identifies and addresses training opportunities for better health and safety outcomes in the workplace.  The resulting courses are customized for the needs of our clients, and like Alison, are always dynamic and engaging.  

Travis Robertson NCSO

Safety Consultant

Travis Robertson

Travis has over a decade of health and safety experience, with a particular focus on the construction industry. His experience includes the position of Safety Manager on the Port Mann Bridge and a multi-billion dollar transportation and infrastructure project in Vancouver.
Travis is a COR auditor in construction. He also brings to the Harwood Safety Group a strong background in safety education in which he is acknowledged for his energy and enthusiasm as an instructor.

Cheryl Nomura

Claims and injury Management Consultant

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Cheryl consults as an injury and claims management specialist, after having over 30 years experience working at WorkSafeBC. She helps employers and organizations reduce their insurance premiums through improving injury rates and claims rates and duration. 


Cheryl brings to the Harwood Safety Group team her results-driven approach and proven track record of assisting clients in a wide range of industries improve their financial health. She provides services relating to navigating challenging claims, and implementing effective injury management programs.

Vanessa Lyth 





Vanessa's skills and dedication to customer service are key to the Harwood  Safety Group providing our clients with the highest level of professional services, designed to meet and exceed their needs.
Vanessa provides project support for clients as well as accounting and HR support to the team.