Safety Officer

Company Description

Ensures construction/roofers are following established policies and safety regulations, helping to create a safe work site


  1. Works closely with Occupational Safety and Health.
  2. Develop, implement and enforce policies that reduce risk of accidents.
  3. Determines which policies are needed and how to enforce them.
  4. 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.
  5. In charge of inspecting site conditions to determine if hazards are present and to establish procedures and policies to overcome those hazardous situations.
  6. Looks for broken equipment, defective tools and other potential hazards, focusing on worker safety.
  7. Determines what type of personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed and makes sure that workers know how to operate and use tools and equipment.
  8. 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.
  9. Based on investigation results, documents findings and recommendations that should be followed to prevent the accident from happening again.
  10. 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.
  11. Responsible for reviewing and meeting all provincial and federal safety standard requirements and record keeping.
  12. Submits all summaries of injuries that resulted in lost work time, restricted duties or job transfers.
  13. Conducts toolbox meetings.
  14. Reviews and approves all sub-contractor’s safety plans.
  15. Verifies that all injury logs and reports are completed and submitted to related government agencies.
  16. Verifies that all tools and equipment are adequate and safe for use.
  17. Promotes safe practices at job sites.
  18. Trains and carries out drills and exercises on how to manage emergency situations.
  19. Conducts investigations of all accidents and near misses.
  20. Responds to employees’ safety concerns.
  21. Coordinates registration and removal of hazardous waste.
  22. Serves as a link between provincial and local agencies and contractors.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  1. Extensive knowledge of occupational health and safety.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and communication.
  3. Excellent oral and written communications.
  4. Good organization and time management skills.
  5. Above average critical thinking skills.
  6. Calm and collected under pressure or in highly stressful situations.
  7. Ability to educate.


  1. Minimum 4 years of direct hands-on work experience where you have gained broad knowledge of the industries processes, equipment, terminology, risks and hazards.
  2. Bachelor degree in occupational health or similar.
  3. Roles held could include superintendent, health and safety representative, owner, foreman, trades person, or operator.