Health and Safety Advisor

Municipal Group of Companies

Saint John, New Brunswick

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The Municipal Group of Companies, based in Bedford Nova Scotia, is a large, diversified organization engaged in all major aspects of heavy civil construction, mining, and environmental services within the Atlantic Provinces. We are currently seeking a Health and Safety Advisor to join our safety department based out of our Saint John, NB office.

Job Summary:

The Health & Safety Advisor is to ensure the safe operation of the facilities, job sites, and day-to-day activities of The Municipal Group of Companies and its affiliates. The Health & Safety Advisor is to know, advise, and enforce the Organization’s safety programs, safety policies, company rules, and the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act as applicable to the Organization’s operation. Occasionally coordinate with Provincial OH&S staff and company clients to review and discuss health and safety matters.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To know, advise, train, and enforce the Organization’s safety program, safety policies, rules, any applicable acts, regulations pursuant to the acts, and all codes of practice under the acts, as applicable to the Organization’s operation.
  • Control and monitor the Organization’s safety program, making any necessary amendments as required to ensure it complies with all applicable acts, regulations, and codes of practice.
  • Design, amend and distribute all safety-related forms to superintendents and foremen, with guidelines to ensure proper completion.
  • Develop injury and incident prevention strategies for their area of responsibility.
  • Promote open discussion of safety concerns/issues, and best practices, and review accidents/incidents/near misses to identify and develop corrective actions.
  • Review vehicle, equipment, personal injury, and near-miss accidents/incidents to determine causes making recommendations to management on remedial action to prevent recurrence.
  • Track local area’s accidents/incidents/near misses to identify trends and to assist in the development of policies/procedures/corrective action to minimize the potential for reoccurrence.
  • Perform health and safety inspections for various work areas and locations.
  • Complete safety audits to maintain company letters of good standing as required. Being familiar with the Certificate of Recognition program is an asset.
  • Visit work sites on a regular basis to maintain a “safety presence” with employees.
  • Maintain a copy of the safety program at work sites as required.
  • Complete formal written safety inspections on sites to ensure compliance to the company safety program (policies, rules, Acts, Regulations). Issue written violation reports as required to employees, supervisors, and sub-contractors for cases of non-compliance.
  • Review site safety inspection reports and job hazard assessment forms for completion and verifications of action taken on areas requiring corrective action.
  • Any other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a safety role is a requirement
  • Professional Safety designation or willingness to work towards such a designation is also required
  • Fluent knowledge of all necessary Government Acts, Legislation, and Requirements;
  • Utilizes strong organization skills;
  • Displays strong written and oral communication skills and employs effective listening skills. Must utilize strong presentation and facilitation skills..
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook);
  • Ability to travel throughout New Brunswick to various sites
  • COR (Certificate of Recognition) training through NBCSA is a strong asset.
  • Tactful and mature demeanor with well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities;
  • New Brunswick Work Area Traffic Control Manual (WATCM) training would be considered a vital asset;
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