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Safety Officer

DUTIES

Reporting directly to the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manager, as part of the HSE team, you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing, communicating, implementing and enforcing the company Health and Safety Manual/Program;
  • Maintaining safety administration and operational safety controls;
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of current safety policies and programs;
  • Being the primary contact for our business clients when it relates to HSE communication, concerns, etc.;
  • Ensuring compliance to all safety policies and programs;
  • Conducting workplace inspections and developing action items associated with identified safety hazards;
  • Auditing worksite equipment, procedures and practices with the intention of identifying and correcting hazards;
  • Leading incident investigations in coordination with the HSE Manager, and non-compliance issues as required;
  • Identifying and providing equipment, machinery, tool, and general safety training as required;
  • Communicating and providing information to the NT/NU Workers’ Safety & Compensation Commission as required;
  • Assist in gathering and communicating safety statistics as requested;
  • Assist in developing and communicating safety reports and updates as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a Safety Officer (or in a lead hand or supervisory role requiring oversight, adherence and enforcement of safety policies and procedures – specifically in the mining and/or construction industries)
  • A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation; or be willing and able to obtain
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificate (or be willing to obtain)
  • A Class 5 Driver’s license or equilvent 
  • The ability to work in a cross cultural, diverse environment demonstrating cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and written communication skills
  • The ability to speak and understand the Tłı̨chǫ language is considered an asset
  • Must be able to pass Security & Medical examinations

This is a full-time permanent position primarily based in Yellowknife with frequent travel to worksites, mine sites, and the Tłı̨chǫ communities as required.