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Health & Safety Advisor - Project Specific - Contract 9-12 Months
Black & McDonald Limited - Rainy River Ontario
Job Description

​​Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking (2) Health and Safety Advisors to evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks on job sites. They inspect construction, industrial, and commercial and other workplaces to ensure compliance with company, client, and government policies, procedures and regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control, the handling and storage of hazardous substances and workplace safety.  The immediate mandate is a Solar Farm Project located in Rainy River Ontario.


  • Conduct surveys and monitoring programs of the natural environment to identify sources of pollution
  • Conduct safety and environmental audits
  • Investigate health and safety related complaints, spills of hazardous chemicals, outbreaks of diseases or poisonings and workplace accidents
  • Inspect workplaces to ensure that equipment, materials and production processes do not present a safety or health hazard to employees or to the general public
  • Develop, implement and evaluate health and safety programs and strategies
  • Initiate enforcement procedures in conjunction with Project Managers
  • Provide consultation and deliver training programs to employees on issues of health, environmental protection or workplace safety
  • Administration/management of loss control program for the project
  • Coordinate/Assist site activity and ensure that the duties, responsibilities, and authority are clearly defined
  • Assist, advise and coach manager(s) and supervisors with
a. Hazard identification and control
b. Inspections
c. Investigations
d. Reports
e. Orientations
f.  Training requirements
g  Job/project safety plans
  • Review/perform/complete incident and inspection reports and ensure that corrective action and follow-up is taken
  • Review and investigate problems not resolved by site supervisors and contractors
  • Establish inspection and meeting schedules
  • Coordinate the development of safe work practices and job procedures
  • Maintain inventory of project specific safe work practices and job procedures
  • Ensure that appropriate practices and procedures are provided to supervisory staff
  • Conduct random work site inspections to ensure compliance with company policy and legislation
  • Conduct scheduled workplace audits as deemed necessary
  • Review the maintenance of safety equipment
  • Conduct audits of subcontractor loss control programs
  • Ensure accurate investigation, reporting, and effective cleanup of spills

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Related Health & Safety work experience, specific solar project experience an asset.
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED
  • A degree or college diploma in a discipline such as health and safety, environmental studies, chemistry or certified trade is considered beneficial.
  • Completion of in-house training courses may substitute for formal education. This may include experience in the Electrical / Utility and Construction trades
  • Occupational health and safety officers may eventually be required to become certificated with the Association for Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
  • Must be an Ontario Resident
Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada and the United States. ​The company has over 3,000 employees working out of a network of more than 20 offices.
Additional Information
Job Type: Contract
Job Experience: Professional
Job ID: 2014220437