Across Canada

Whether you’re a multi-site national organization or a small business, EKG delivers programs that are cost effective and consistent.

Complete EHS Toolkit

Our staff includes highly experienced and qualified professional engineers, ergonomists, industrial hygienists, and EHS specialists.

Timely Response

EKG is designed and operated to be responsive to your needs and timelines. We offer customized solutions that meet your scheduling needs.

Turnkey Solutions

  Trust EKG to handle your complex or technical projects. We have 27 years of EHS experience consulting & training experience.

GET TO KNOW EKG

EK Gillin & Associates Inc. (EKG) has been an industry leader for Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) consulting and training since 1990. We have an extensive and proven record for delivering comprehensive, sustainable, timely and cost effective solutions for our clients. Ultimately, our clients improve environmental health and safety practices, legal compliance and the bottom line by contributing to greater job satisfaction, quality and productivity.

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OUR TEAM

Environmental Engineers
Using the principles of biology, chemistry, and physics and their extensive knowledge of environmental regulations, our environmental engineers and technologist develop solutions to the environmental problems oRead more
Ergonomists
Ergonomists are responsible for studying the relationships between people and tools, equipment, working and living environments. Ergonomists apply their findings and knowledge to enhance the well-being, performRead more
Industrial Hygienists
An industrial hygienist has a background in engineering, chemistry, physics, or a closely related biological or physical science background. Industrial Hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation,Read more
Health & Safety Specialists
Our H&S Specialists have a broad knowledge base and can identify and solve complex Health and Safety issues while improving the client’s Health and Safety program through a wide variety of activities. EKG hRead more

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Service Distribution

EKG Inc isn’t a limited to one aspect of services, we provide products and services for every aspect of your operation. And we do it for both Environment and Safety.

 

Access Materials Online

When taking a course with EK Gillin & Associates you’ll receive easy online access to all course materials as well as practical resources that can be used in real world situations.

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Legislative Updates – April 2018

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Legislative Updates – March 2018

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Legislative Updates – February 2018

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Ontario Legal Compliance Paradigm Shift Accelerates

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Legislative Updates – January 2018

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Strategic Ergonomic Review & Awareness Project

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Legislative Updates – November 2017

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