Health & Safety Officer

Health, Safety and Environment

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Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it. 

Anonymous
Health & Safety Officer

Kajal Mittu Cargill

In A Nutshell

I am responsible for making sure that the work done in our company is done in a way that keeps employees safe.

I run meetings with staff to keep everyone on the same page about safety expectations and protocols.

I check out work sites and try to figure out if there are any unsafe conditions that can be fixed.                              

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Potential Salary Range

$42,000 - 95,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
Alberta
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
Manitoba
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Ontario
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Quebec
Saskwatchewan SK
Saskwatchewan

My workplace is busy, challenging and results-oriented! I work both in the office and on the job site. When I’m in the office, I’m making presentations or meeting with management about company policies. When I’m on the job site, it's lively and exciting - and that’s where it’s really important for me to focus on finding safety issues.

Workplace

Indoor / Outdoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Inspect the sanitary conditions of the company
  • Measure physical, biological and chemical workplace hazards, and complete hazard assessments
  • Investigate health and safety related complaints and workplace accidents to figure out why it happened and how to prevent it in the future
  • Develop and monitor health and safety programs and strategies
  • Be trained in WHMIS and have a good understanding of it
  • Run training programs with employers and employees on issues of workplace health and safety
  • Review health and safety policies and procedures, and refresh them as needed

Education & Training

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in a discipline such as food science, environmental studies, chemistry, or health and safety is required.
  • In this position, you will need to get your Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, and potentially also become a National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO). These professional designations mean you have the knowledge, skills, and authority to practice health and safety.
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Job Outlook

    The outlook for this job is considered to be fair to good; there will be about the same number of job openings are there are people to fill them.

Related School Subjects

Social Studies
Health Education
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Safety WHMIS Health

Important Skills

Leadership

I’m not just the person that tells employees what safety means; I try to lead the entire workplace in a direction where working safely is a mentality and way of life.

Analytical Thinking

When I walk onto a job site, I need to be able to analyze the environment and notice things that others might not see.

Verbal Communication

I run health and safety presentations with employees and management pretty often, so it’s important that I feel comfortable speaking in front of a crowd.

Decision Making

When I find a potential health and safety risk, I have to make decisions about how serious of a risk it is. I then decide what steps we should take to move forward in a safer way.

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The Best Things About This Job Are…

Helps Others
Opportunity to Travel
Has Business Perks
Regular Hours
Routine Work