Project Health and Safety Officer
Wood Technical Consulting Services (TCS) Construction and Remediation (CAR) Group is in need of a Project Health and Safety Officer, responsible for supporting Project Management Teams in delivering projects safely within the CAR nuclear and non-nuclear construction and remediation portfolio in the area of Port Hope ON. The position will be responsible for occupational health and safety and worker health and safety support.
The Project Health and Safety Officer will functionally report to the CAR Construction Manager and directly report to the CAR Construction H&S Manager (Canada).
Because of the importance of this position, Wood only assigns qualified personnel to this position. Qualifications will be documented by certificates, clearances, course outlines, resumes, or narrative recommendations to HSSE Management at the project level or above.
Assists Project Manager and Project Superintendent in ensuring compliance with and enforces the applicable H&S Legislation, Regulations, Codes and Standards in addition to Wood HSSEA and Client H&S requirements on various projects.
Provides active HSSE leadership by participation, leading by example, and demonstrated interest in the health and safety program; sets a good example for workers by attitude, conduct and compliance with safety requirements.
Serves as the initial contact for all site-specific health and safety activities.
Suspends any operation that threatens the health or safety of workers or the public, and immediately notifying the Superintendent and H&S Manager.
Takes prudent measures to reduce hazards or to correct unsafe conditions or actions when becoming aware of such unsafe or potentially unsafe work conditions.
Follows and actively promotes Wood Safety Shield, Six Safety Essentials and Global Safety Rules.
Provides for active worker participation in the project H&S Program; provides information, instruction and training to workers necessary for the protection of their health and safety.
Advises an employee of the existence of any potential or actual danger to the health or safety of which project management is aware.
Coordinates Wood H&S Program on multi-employer project sites with all parties, including the Client and subcontractors.
Assesses risks and identifies, prioritizes and controls hazards on the project, prior to starting work activities and during work activities
Recognizes, evaluates, and controls occupational exposures to toxic chemicals, utilizing regulatory and professional reference resources such as Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), OELs, NIOSH Pocket Guide, and others; consults and engages Wood's Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), Registered Occupational Hygienists (ROH), and other professionals as needed.
Implements and maintains project-specific programs, procedures and practices specific to the project for the protection of the health and safety of workers.
Communicates Wood H&S requirements to subcontractors and ensures their compliance.
Prepares, distributes, and maintains all safety reports and records as required by the Wood H&S Program.
Conducts or participates in regular project safety inspections and initiates and completes corrective actions for safety issues and hazards observed.
Inspects tools, equipment and machinery issued by workers and removes unsafe items from use.
Conducts periodic safety meetings with Wood employees and subcontractors, including daily tailgate meetings, attends safety meetings, conducted by other employers at the project site, as applicable.
Participates in Project Joint Health and Safety Committees, as applicable.
Provides and maintains stock of personal protective equipment as required by Wood requirements; issues required personal protective equipment to workers and enforces its use.
Initiates and effects Hazard Communication Program (WHMIS-Canada). Requests and secures from all subcontractors at the project site Safety Data Sheets on all products used at the site. Maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on products being used at the project site.
Initiates and effects H&S training programs, instructs new employees and Project visitors in safe work practices and company safety requirements.
Provides leadership in timely reporting and managing of incidents; organizes and maintains the local HSSE record keeping; assists Superintendent in investigating incidents to determine root causes and takes appropriate action to prevent a reoccurrence or similar occurrence; provides leadership in developing and implementing corrective actions. Investigates and corrects (or coordinates correction or avoidance) unsafe conditions.
Provides for required H&S postings and signage.
Performs the duties of the Officer in Charge (OIC) during emergency situations (with the Superintendent).
Implement the provisions of the first aid, fire prevention and emergency response programs.
Obtains, inspects, and maintains first aid supplies, provides on-site first aid support as necessary.
Inspects fire extinguishers and GFCI at least monthly and arranges for annual inspections and maintenance.
Ensures that respirator fit-testing and medical screening on all approved workers and subcontractors has been conducted, as applicable
Ensures proper operation, calibration, and storage of required health and safety monitoring equipment.
Makes sure employees and subcontractors stay within their scope of work and job description and do not assist other subcontractor/trades in performing their assigned tasks.
Health and Safety Officers are expected to actively support project activities by promptly responding to requests for H&S assistance by the Superintendent, field supervisors and workers. Much of this work is expected to be outdoors in various weather types.
All of this work will be performed in a team environment (other H&S staff, site staff, other employees and other parties who are on site).
Skills / Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or College diploma/certificate in Occupational Health and Safety preferred.
Individuals with previous work experience as a Health and Safety Officer in construction will be considered.
Eligible for or working towards registration as a Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) or Registered Safety Technician (CRST) preferred.
Proven record of developing, implementing and embedding a strong safety culture on project sites.
Able to quickly react to various situations and strong initiative.
Able to work with little direction and ability to make sound decisions.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience preferred within a health and safety role in construction industry.
Experience and knowledgeable working under Ontario H&S Legislation.
Experience working on engineered construction, civil works, geotechnical, demolition and nuclear construction projects.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical safety expectations and issues both written and oral.
Familiar with relevant legislation, codes, practices, standards.
Able to effectively deliver H&S training programs and competency assurance.