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Northern Ontario – Safety Superintendent (2019-3636)

Job Description

Safety Superintendent

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Safety Superintendent 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:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Support the management and team with planning, coordinating and implementing effective HSE policies, procedures and process to ensure that the department objectives are met

  • Support the development implementation and continued improvement of the sites Safety Management Systems to ensure the health and safety strategies and action plans support a safe and healthy work site.

  • Monitor H&S performance to identify areas of improvement and set attainable goals and targets with the management team(s), departments and client.

  • Ensure all incidents are thoroughly investigated, root causes are identified and corrective actions are implemented to reduce reoccurrence.

  • Update and maintain training records in order to identify gaps in competency and the necessity of safety training prior to workers performing tasks.

  • Assist in planning and participate in internal or external audits

  • Assist in writing all mandatory internal and external reports by verifying accuracy and ensure timely delivery.

  • Assist in managing the sites Occupational Health & Hygiene monitoring programs, medical surveillance programs, and hazardous materials management programs.

  • Facilitate risk assessment workshops and safety related recommendations for non-routine hazardous tasks and/or major capital projects.

  • Assist in the management and implementation the site H&S software system, to ensure that all supervisors and users are adequately trained to input data.

  • Participate in daily and weekly safety meetings across all departments

  • Provide advice and mentor site department supervisors as required to problem solve and develop a positive safety culture

  • Meets weekly with the safety team to review and update any activities

  • Monitors all health and safety activities and targets to ensure goals are achieved


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in an underground mining environment

  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Mine Service Types - Common Core

  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Front Line Supervisor – Common Core

  • Train the Trainer

  • CRSP and/or CHSC required or actively pursuing designation

  • Knowledge of mining industry and methods applicable to health and safety standards

  • Computer application and MS Office proficiency

  • Ability to adapt to a varying work environment often requiring the employee to develop new and innovative work methods

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, both orally and in writing, including formal reports

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with as range of different disciplines

  • Have knowledge of the WHMIS legislation and know how to effectively use an MSDS sheet

Health and Safety:

  • Have the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment

  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor

  • Responsible for the use and maintenance of all safety equipment, i.e. PPE, lanyards, warning signs and labeling, according to company rules and applicable legislation.

  • Ensure permits are in place and lock out tag out procedures are followed

  • Responsible to ensure proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

  • Ensure that workers are qualified and capable to safely performing the assigned work

  • Work in accordance with local legislation

Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug Test

  • Criminal Reference Check

  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core

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