Nws Occupational Health & Safety Officer

April 9 2021
Industries Consulting services
Categories Health, Safety, Environment, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety
Ottawa, ON

Join Nasittuq for a unique and rewarding experience!

Nasittuq is currently bidding on the contract for the Operation & Maintenance of the North Warning System (NWS). The NWS is a joint Canada and United States early-warning radar system with 47 sites located in Northern Canada; a Control Centre and Support Centre located in North Bay, ON and a Contract Management Office located in Ottawa, ON.

This job posting is being advertised in advance of award of a contract. Employment is contingent upon Nasittuq being awarded the contract.

We are looking for someone who cares about their work, is motivated, works collaboratively and thrives in a fast-paced environment. If you are someone who approaches work with passion and the courage to innovate, then this role is for you.

Nasittuq currently provides exemplary technical services to the Department of National Defence (DND) in support of operations of Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert) in Alert Nunavut. For more information, visit www.nasittuq.com.


The Occupational Health & Safety Officer is responsible for the establishment of all policies and procedures relating to safety in accordance with Contractual requirements, which includes monitoring for the well-being of employees, ensuring safety on premises, and conducting on-site safety inspections.

  • Prepare, maintain, and implement the Occupational Health & Safety Plan (OH&SP)
  • Conduct on-site safety inspections at all North Warning System (NWS) locations as per scheduled activity requirements ensuring compliance to OH&SP, documenting, and tracking corrective action requirements
  • Conduct safety inspections at all sites in frequency required by the NWS Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Conduct OH&S training to Nasittuq staff
  • Establish and maintain Occupational Health and Safety Committees
  • Develop programs regarding safety procedures and accident prevention
  • Investigate medical emergencies and occupational health and safety incidents, and prepare monthly incident statistics and subsequent reports
  • Compile/submit the annual OH&S report to Employment & Skills Development Canada (ESDC)
  • Ensure compliance of the OH&SP with current federal, provincial, and territorial legislation as appropriate, as well as the SOW, by regularly reviewing these publications, and making recommendations for amendments to the Fire & Safety Supervisor
  • Administer the requirements of the Hazard Prevention Program
  • Investigate, document, and report all significant incidents


  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional or eligible for designation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional
  • Three (3) years related experience in a safety management position
  • Adaptability and ability to manage priorities with attention to detail and work cross-culturally
  • Computer literate in MS applications, strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens, be eligible and maintain Level (II) SECRET security clearance.

Qualified and interested candidates please apply!

Nasittuq is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified groups. Inuit Land Claim Beneficiary applicants are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

We thank you for your interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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