• Environmental, Regulatory and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Health and Safety Professional
  • NOCs #2263, #3012, #3234

Health and Safety Professional

Job Overview

Here to advocate, educate and keep workers safe and healthy, you uphold the energy industry’s commitment to a safe workplace. Rallying workers to recognize and eliminate hazards, you’re a champion of the ‘no harm’ code. Your mission? To protect lives through work environment evaluation and analysis, and through smart programs, policies, procedures and training. In short, you work with various levels of the organization to make sure everyone goes home safely every day.

Health and safety professionals review, evaluate and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical and biological agents or ergonomic factors. They have expertise in applicable regulations, codes and industry best practices. They may conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals.

There is a broad variety of health and safety roles that support the energy industry’s commitment to the well-being of people and the environment.

Specializations include:

  • Emergency response planners design and implement emergency response plans, training and exercises. A key aspect of this role is to continually improve the company’s capability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency event.
  • Health, safety and environment (HSE) advisors/coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the company’s HSE strategy. They conduct inspections, implement controls on industry projects, recommend procedures and provide training.
  • Occupational health nurses design and implement programs to improve the health and well-being of workers. They conduct pre-placement, fitness-to-work and medical surveillance assessments and provide disability case management. Occupational health nurses assess, treat, follow up and refer employees for medical aid and care relating to non-occupational and occupational illness or injuries. They also provide routine health services and first aid to staff and respond to emergency situations such as workplace accidents.
  • Medics provide on-site emergency medical services within the oil and gas industrial environment, tending to both urgent and non-urgent medical needs.
  • Occupational health and safety (OH&S) officers conduct workplace inspections and investigations to detect unsafe or unhealthy working conditions and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Process safety engineers develop safety strategies, programs, processes and plans to ensure safe working conditions within company facilities.

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