Blackbird EHS Consulting Services Inc. is a 100% Canadian-owned business operating in North Vancouver, BC.

Incorporated in 2010, Blackbird staff have completed hundreds of environmental, health and safety (EHS) audits and management system assessments world-wide for over 25 years. Our staff have worked for many industries and government agencies including:

The principle investigator at Blackbird is Mr. Michael W. Herald, CRSP, EP(CEA), EP(EMSLA). Mr. Herald is an Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor (EMSLA), Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA), and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) in Canada and a trained US EPA Asbestos Building Inspector and Asbestos Project Designer. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of the Auditing Association of Canada (AAC) and past president of the Environmental Managers Association of BC (EMA of BC). He has conducted audits and assessments in Canada, United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Macedonia.

He is a certified auditor for the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for waterfront industries as administered by the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA), and a certified auditor for the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) for manufacturers and food processors in British Columbia administered by the FIOSA-MIOSA health and safety association. He is also a certified Verifier for the Green Marine Environmental Program.

He has the following professional experience, education and training:


2010 - Present
Blackbird EHS Consulting Services Inc. North Vancouver, BC
EHS Specialist

2002 - 2010
Stantec / Jacques Whitford, Burnaby, BC
Practice Director, Management Services

1996 - 2001
Morrow Environmental Consultants Inc., Burnaby, BC
Senior Environmental Scientist

1995 - 1996
SRK Robinson Inc., Burnaby, BC
Head of Audit Department

1994 - 1995
OHA Consulting Limited, Burnaby, BC
Project Manager

1987 - 1994
Arthur D. Little, Inc., Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA, & Boston, MA

Blackbird holds 2 million dollars in professional liability insurance through Marsh Canada and is currently registered and insured with the WCB of BC.