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Battle North – Safety Training Supervisor (2021-4810)

Job Description

Project:                                        Battle North

Location:                                     Red Lake, Ontario

Rotation:                                     14 day on, 14 days off

Shift Length:                               12 hours 

Travel:                                          Flight provided from point of hire to Red Lake

Accommodation:                        Client will supply food and living quarters

Compensation:                           Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Pre-employment  requirement:  Must clear Drug and Alcohol test and Criminal Background check 



Scope of Work:

Develop 1,356 m decline from surface and underground concurrently, along with ancillary development to support breakthrough from surface.


Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Safety/Training Supervisor is to provide the necessary resources and support required to enable field personnel to meet all Redpath, Client and legislative requirements relating to Health and Safety in the workplace.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review emergency procedures with employees regularly at safety meetings and with JHSC; and obtain written records with names, dates and signatures;
  • Document and post minutes of safety meetings in addition to response(s) to employee questions/concerns
  • Establish and maintain employee training records
  • Participate in planned inspections, critical task procedure development and incident/injury reporting
  • Participate and assist the coordination of workers for safety days and specialized training
  • Conduct safety training and education programs, and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
  • Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices, in order to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, and first-aid supplies.
  • Provide new-employee health and safety orientations, and develop content for these presentations.
  • Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Investigate incidents to identify root and underlying causes in order to prevent reoccurrences in the future.
  • Investigate the adequacy of: ventilation/exhaust equipment, lighting, and other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.
  • Order suspension of activities that pose immediate threat to workers' health and safety.
  • Maintain and update emergency response plans and procedures.
  • Conduct audits at hazardous waste sites or industrial sites, and participate in hazardous waste site investigations.
  • Investigate health-related complaints, and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with manufacturer specifications and legislated standards
  • Plan and execute safety-training sessions for workers.
  • Plan and implement safety policies and procedures in compliance with company standards and provincial/federal rules and regulations
  • Act as the liaison with all safety regulatory agencies
  • Work with the site management team to ensure the identification and control of all workplace hazards



Required Skills and Qualifications:

Some or all of the following certifications are required:

  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Mine Service Types - Common Core
  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner – Common Core
  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Mining Specialty Module – Certified in modules related to mine development and construction
  • Train the Trainer
  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Front Line Supervisor – Common Core required minimum enrolment in program
  • FMTM (Quebec Common Core)
  • CRSP and/or CHSC required or actively pursuing designation



Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Formal training in a Safety Program with an associated designation
  • Highly skilled in the area s/he will be instructing
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in an underground mining environment
  • Experience and knowledge with local mine regulations (Successfully completes a Train-The-Trainer program)
  • Advanced understanding of mine regulations pertaining to task
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment providing training to an Aboriginal workforce.
  • Ability to conduct risk assessment of specific task
  • Ability to prepare work related procedures and standards
  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems as required
  • Ability to adapt to a varying work environment often requiring the employee to develop new and innovative work methods
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with training and program development is an asset
  • Computer application and MS Office proficiency


Knowledge Required

  • Knowledge of mining industry and methods applicable to health and safety standards
  • Statistical analysis and evaluation skills
  • Train-the-trainer skills and teaching ability
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Skilled and competent in workplace safety auditing
  • Organization and planning abilities
  • Ability to interpret and apply all applicable legislation, standards, and guidelines pertaining to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Mining Regulation, Client and Redpath requirements




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