Safety Specialist

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  • Posted on May 11 2024
  • Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada

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Safety, Health & Environmental

About Us

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.

 

Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.

Reporting to the Safety Manager, you will be responsible for assisting with loss prevention /control systems, as they relate to health and safety and in providing technical support for improvement efforts. 

The successful candidate will play a key role in maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for our employees.

 

Responsibilities

  • Will assist managment with the development and implementation of a safety management system aimed at preventing and controlling losses
  • Will participate in incident preventation activities, including inspections, observations and incident investigations.
  • Acts in an advisory capacity to managment and may serve as a liaison with governmental agencies as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards
  • Provide training and education on health and safety procedures to employees
  • Investigate accidents and incidents and develop strategies to prevent reoccurrence

 

Requirements

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a post-secondary degree and/or certificate in Occupational Safetyand Health or CRSP/CHSC designation (preferred)
  • Knowledge of safety and health regulations and standards
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene
  • Demonstrated experience with WCB processes and return to work programs
  • Previous experience in a 7/24 Manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and safety management software
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

 

Additional Incentives:

This is a permanent full-time Monday to Friday position

Gerdau offers excellent benefits including:

    - Health, dental, vision, short & long term disability, and life/accidental life insurance

    - RRSP with company matching

    - Employee Assistance Program

  

Gerdau is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

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