Ensures construction/roofers are following established policies and safety regulations, helping to create a safe work site
- Works closely with Occupational Safety and Health.
- Develop, implement and enforce policies that reduce risk of accidents.
- Determines which policies are needed and how to enforce them.
- Responsible for keeping policies up to date, meeting the latest standards and establishing new ones from time to time as more and newer risks are discovered.
- In charge of inspecting site conditions to determine if hazards are present and to establish procedures and policies to overcome those hazardous situations.
- Looks for broken equipment, defective tools and other potential hazards, focusing on worker safety.
- Determines what type of personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed and makes sure that workers know how to operate and use tools and equipment.
- If an accident occurs, conducts a safety investigation to determine root causes, what procedures may have gone wrong, and to gather the evidence necessary to identify the cause of the accident.
- Based on investigation results, documents findings and recommendations that should be followed to prevent the accident from happening again.
- Trains all employees on safety topics required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration which includes, fire prevention, machine guarding, hazardous materials handing, fall protection.
- Responsible for reviewing and meeting all provincial and federal safety standard requirements and record keeping.
- Submits all summaries of injuries that resulted in lost work time, restricted duties or job transfers.
- Conducts toolbox meetings.
- Reviews and approves all sub-contractor’s safety plans.
- Verifies that all injury logs and reports are completed and submitted to related government agencies.
- Verifies that all tools and equipment are adequate and safe for use.
- Promotes safe practices at job sites.
- Trains and carries out drills and exercises on how to manage emergency situations.
- Conducts investigations of all accidents and near misses.
- Responds to employees’ safety concerns.
- Coordinates registration and removal of hazardous waste.
- Serves as a link between provincial and local agencies and contractors.
Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
- Extensive knowledge of occupational health and safety.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and communication.
- Excellent oral and written communications.
- Good organization and time management skills.
- Above average critical thinking skills.
- Calm and collected under pressure or in highly stressful situations.
- Ability to educate.
- Minimum 4 years of direct hands-on work experience where you have gained broad knowledge of the industries processes, equipment, terminology, risks and hazards.
- Bachelor degree in occupational health or similar.
- Roles held could include superintendent, health and safety representative, owner, foreman, trades person, or operator.