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Providing Thorough Safety Solutions With Your Best Interests In Mind

‘Safety in numbers’ has a different meaning for Keefer HSE. For an all-encompassing and reliable approach to home, building and workplace safety, we assembled a diverse team in order to offer a wide range of services. We also pride ourselves on our positive relationships with local insurance and abatement companies. Keefer HSE is your solutions-focused hub for all things health, safety and energy efficiency.

Keefer HSE’s safety consultants bring a wealth of experience and a thorough understanding of industry best practices. They’ve helped us to identify and mitigate potential risks and improve overall safety standards within our workplace. Their commitment to their work is evident in their tireless efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of all employees.


Keefer HSE is proud to call the Kootenays home. We serve the East and West Kootenays including Golden, Revelstoke and all the way south to the US border. Whether you live or work right in town, or way up a rugged FSR, we are happy to pay you a visit and devise a plan.

We Act From A Foundation Of Trust, Reliability And Experience

With many experienced hands on deck, we respond promptly to urgent situations and emergencies. We look out for our clients by keeping costs down with competitive rates and price-matching. Our services are rooted in transparency and we maintain strong client relationships by taking the time to build trust and empathy throughout the process. 

From Grand Forks To The Alberta Border…Eastern BC, We’ve Got You Covered.

Meet Our Team

Keefer HSE Founder Mike Keefer
Michael Keefer
MSc, PAg

Micheal is the founder of Keefer HSE and is a well-recognised environmental professional. His  range of expertise includes environmental assessments and contaminated site solutions and reclamation.

 Keefer HSE Manager - Robert Lester
Robert Lester 

HSE Manager
Registered Energy Advisor

Robert is a hazardous materials consultant and our project manager covering the East Kootenay area. Robert is a hazardous materials building inspector (ASB-10002201) and a Registered Energy Advisor. He  is also currently in school for Occupational Health and Safety, working towards a Certified Registered Safety Technician designation. 

Robert has a background in bicycle mechanics. When he's not working you're likely to find him outside exploring the bike trails, camping, skiing and enjoying all the beautiful scenery our area has to offer.

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Patrick DeFoe
Field Technician (West Kootenay)

Patrick is a field technician serving the West Kootenay. Patrick is certified as a Hazardous Materials Building Inspector (ASB - 10001990) and conducts a variety of sampling and monitoring for Keefer HSE.

After concluding his culinary career, Patrick followed his passion for the outdoors into environmental studies at Selkirk College where he completed the Integrated Environmental Planning program. This led him to the West Kootenay, where is often found playing hockey, skiing the slopes, or hiking with his dog.

Richard Hilton
President, Senior Industrial Hygienist 

Richard is a qualified Health, Safety and Environment professional. He has a strong track record of establishing and implementing outstanding Health and Safety programs for large, complex organisations who have multiple locations and numerous employees. His experience and knowledge base extends to fall protection, confined space and respirator equipment checks. Richard’s background also includes reducing exposure to hazardous materials at the workplace, hazard and risk assessment and writing exposure control plans. He enjoys teaching various courses including mobile equipment operations, fall protection, transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) and workplace hazardous materials information systems (WHMIS).


Richard holds three designations in safety; CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety professional), NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer) and MSO (Manufacturing Safety Officer). 


When he isn’t passionately working to improve worker health and safety, Richard can be found outdoors enjoying various activities such as skiing, mountain biking, swimming and camping.

Hazmat Lab Manager in the Kootenays
Geoffrey Richards
Lab Manager 

Geoffrey is our Lab Manager and is NIOSH 582 equivalency-certified for air monitoring and training in Bulk Asbestos Analysis.


He comes from a head chef background, and has successfully led numerous teams in all areas of the kitchen. In his spare time, Geoffrey enjoys running, biking, skiing, sledding, and camping. He can often be found out and about exploring the local area.

Brennan Foreman
Field Technician (East Kootenay)

Brennan is our field technician based in the East Kootenay. He is a certified Hazardous Materials Building Inspector (ASB - 10003671) and conducts a variety of sampling and monitoring for Keefer HSE.


Brennan was born and raised in Kimberley, grew up playing hockey and now shares his passion for the sport with his wife and two children. Outside of work, he enjoys being active with trail running, hunting, golfing and spending time outdoors with his family.

As A Home, Business Owner Or Builder, You’ve Got Your Hands Full. Leave The Health And Safety Groundwork To Us.

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