Construction Canada announced the finalists for the Emerging Leader Awards, presented by Engineered Assemblies. RJC Associate Kelsey Van Steele is a finalist in the “Technology Advancement” category. The awards recognize young professionals for excellence in design, leadership, initiative and/or service to the community. A jury of peers selected the finalists.

Kelsey demonstrates industry leadership through technical learning and improvement, mentorship and industry involvement. She advocates for lifelong learning and continued technical development and encourages her team to do the same to benefit the industry and community. She uses her experience and knowledge to mentor others to help them achieve their registrations and goals. She is well known and respected for her knowledge of fall protection and maintenance access systems.

Kelsey is an Associate Member of both the CSA Z259 Technical Committee on Fall Protection and the CSA Z91/Z271 Technical Committee on Suspended Access Equipment. She contributes to the technological advancement of workplace safety, through presentations and publications. Her published papers include Travel Restraint Envelope and Load Patterns of Aerial Silk Performers at the International Society for Fall Protection Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, and Fall Hazard Risk Assessment Methodology at the International Society for Fall Protection Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Live on December 1 at 3:30 p.m. EST, Emerging Leader Award winners be announced as part of Buildings Week.