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Health and Safety Officer
General Posting
Closing Date:
October 23, 2020
Full Time
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Job Description:


Health and Safety Officer – 6 Month Contract

Soo Mill & Lumber Company

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada  

Soo Mill is the leading building materials supplier in the Algoma District with stores in Sault Ste. Marie and Elliot Lake, and a Roof Truss Manufacturing plant also located in Sault Ste. Marie.

We are seeking a health and safety officer to support the development, maintenance and execution of our well established programs in the areas of Health and Safety.

As a Health & Safety Officer, reporting directly to the Human Resources/Health and Safety Manager, you will work with the Human Resources Manager to manage our internal Safety programs according to established policies and guidelines, business practices and our principles to create a positive work environment while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


  • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements related to COVID-19
  • Keep well-informed of provincial Occupational Safety laws and work with the Health and Safety Manager to ensure compliance with those laws
  • Responsible for preparation and delivery of New Hire on-boarding and Safety orientations
  • Implement required education and training initiatives across all locations, as required
  • Review and make recommendations for improvement to the current Safety Program
  • Monitor workplaces and report on and/or provide recommendations regarding issues of non-compliance and potential risks
  • Investigate incidents and accidents, providing necessary documentation and corrective actions, including training

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of all current relevant labor and employment laws accompanied by the drive to keep up-to-date and understand future legislation;
  • Certified JHSC member - preferred
  • Vast knowledge of the OHSA, including in-depth understanding of COVID-19 related regulations
  • Ability to exhibit confidentiality, integrity and approachability
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize and work successfully independently and as part of a team
  • Superior customer service skills
  • High proficiency in data entry with keen attention to detail

If you would like to build your career with our company, please forward your cover letter and resume by **October 23, 2020** with the position for which you are applying identified in the subject line, in confidence to:

Stephanie Veilleux

Human Resources

539 Great Northern Road Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5A1

Or by email to: sveilleux@soomill.com

All applications are appreciated, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a criminal record search.

Soo Mill can provide disability related accommodations during the recruitment process. Please advise if you require accommodations when contacted for interview.