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Safety Manager – Grande Prairie, AB

Mar 29, 2019


Norbord is the leading global Oriented Strand Board (OSB) manufacturer – with 17 production facilities located in Canada, USA and Europe.  Our success comes from hiring skilled and talented team members in all areas of our business. We are dedicated to developing and retaining a strong and committed workforce that ensures we remain at the forefront of manufacturing excellence. At Norbord we are committed to teamwork and safety without compromise.  We are currently seeking an exceptional individual for the following position:


Reporting to the General Manager, the Safety Manager requires a hands-on approach to provide pro-active occupational health and safety support to site employees to achieve the goal of zero injuries.  In conjunction with OHS&E responsibilities, this individual supports Fire Prevention activities for the facility.  The Safety Manager utilizes a loss prevention mind set (zero harm to employees, environment and facility), strong facilitation skills and strong interpersonal skills to promote safety excellence.  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • As a member of the site management team, provide leadership for the continual development of site safety programs – including driving our organization towards OSHA “Safety STAR” certification
  • Support the development of operations safety leadership and build employee involvement
  • Coordinate and conduct weekly formal audits and non-formal site inspections, reviewing reports and ensuring appropriate follow-up regarding the completion of all action items
  • Coordinate comprehensive investigation processes regarding all incidents occurring in the facility relating to safety, health and the environment
  • Coordinate and facilitate the activities of the Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Facilitate OHS&E training for all site employees which includes conducting required training for new employees/ensuring training ticket expirations are monitored, communicating OHS&E requirements
  • Maintain environmental and safety statistics and reporting as required: weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Identify hazard areas and ensure procedures are in place, communicated and followed to prevent incidents
  • Liaise with medical practitioners, WCB agents and injured or ill employees regarding the collection and timely dissemination of documentation relating to employee injury and illness

The ideal candidate will have five years of related OHS&E and training experience in the forest products industry or manufacturing environment.  A CRSP designation (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) is an asset but is not required.  Related post-secondary education, and experience facilitating training courses is preferred.  The ideal candidate must be proactive, enthusiastic and demonstrate effective leadership skills and the proven ability to build and maintain strong teams.  They will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.  You should have experience conducting incident investigations as well as a thorough knowledge of OH&S Act/WCB processes, and a strong working knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word.

About Grande Prairie:

  • With a population of over 69 000, Grande Prairie is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities
  • Located less than 5 hours north of Edmonton in the “Peace Country Region”; Grande Prairie is the “hub” for northern Alberta & north eastern BC; with infrastructure to support a population base of over 300 000
  • State of the art recreational facilities, variety of outdoor activities, museums, incredible library and vast assortment of most major retailers – Grande Prairie has everything you need….and more

Please submit your letter of application and resume, in confidence to:

Chris Wiseman – Human Resources Manager


Fax:  780 831 2519

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.