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New Job Regional Occupational Health And Safety Specialist In Northwest Territories

Regional Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
Regional Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Regional Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $87,000–$104,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies. INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information

Based in Hay River and reporting to the Occupational Health and Safety and Workplace Risk Manager, the Regional Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Specialist is responsible for the delivery of the departments OHS programs, promoting safe and healthy workplaces through education, collaboration and prevention. This position also supports project managers to complete worksite inspections, assists management with WSCC claims, and track various safety training for employees.

Some of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position are:

  • Knowledge of the Safety Act and regulations, industry standards, and other related acts, codes, regulations and standards applicable to OHS.
  • Skilled at delivering an OHS programs
  • Skilled at conducting workplace investigations and inspections
  • Able to produce reports and assist in developing relevant policies;
  • Ability to recognize potential hazards, and risks associated with differing worksites and recommend appropriate risk mitigation approaches

Typically, the above would be attained by:

A relevant bachelors degree or diploma in OHS from an accredited post-secondary university coupled with two (2) years of experience in a relevant field (e.g. occupational safety, business or public administration, human resource management) that includes experience in delivering safety programs to adults, program implementation, conducting investigations and interpreting and applying applicable legislation and/or policy.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Hay River HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 874-5085
Fax (867) 874-5095
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.