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HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE

DESCRIPTION:
Health and Safety Representatives help develop, maintain and implement rst class health and safety policies, ensuring they are constantly updated and current with legislation. They ensure implementation of all current health and safety legislation, helping to develop and review procedures and policies.

ONE OUT OF EVERY 17 CANADIAN WORKERS EARNS A LIVING IN CONSTRUCTION


Duties:
Carry out Health and Safety audits and inspections required to cover all work activities Conduct basic training courses on site following the agreed procedures and formats Undertake site monitoring and assessment of documents Investigate accidents as required Maintain an up to date knowledge of new legislation on Health and Safety Matters

SKILLs:
Good communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills Ability to present and conduct training Work independently and take on responsibilities ensuring issues are resolved A thorough working knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation

EDUCATION:
A diploma in Occupation Health and Safety or related discipline at a community college A member of the Certied Registered Safety Professional

OVER THE NEXT 2 DECADES 40% OF NEW JOBS WILL BE IN SKILLED TRADES AND TECHNOLOGIES

SALARY: $36,400 to $80,000


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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, workplaces must prepare and review at least annually a written occupational health and safety policy and maintain a program to implement that policy. This certicate program is designed to assist participants in fullling this legal requirement by providing guidelines and assistance in dening health and safety objectives and developing policies and procedures. Therefore, the program will interest individuals with responsibility for health and safety, (e.g. Supervisors, Safety Co-coordinators, Occupational Health Nurses, Joint Health and Safety Committees members, etc.) who require broader legal and technical knowledge to function effectively in their occupation.

WHERE TO GET TRAINED:


ALGONQUIN COLLEGE - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY CENTENNIAL COLLEGE - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY CONFEDERATION COLLEGE - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY CONESTOGA COLLEGE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY DURHAM COLLEGE - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY HUMBER COLLEGE - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MOHAWK COLLEGE - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY NIAGARA COLLEGE - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY RYERSON UNIVERSITY - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY SAULT COLLEGE - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

GETTING STARTED
THE FOLLOWING ARE 3 SIMPLE WAYS OF GETTING STARTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:

You can begin by applying for a job directly in the Civil Construction Industry. Once you begin working with a Construction Company or Contractor you will quickly gain the necessary skills needed to advance yourself through in-house, work-as-you-learn training. You can enrol in a University, Community College or a Private Technical School to study and prepare yourself for a Career in Civil Construction. All of this information may be found through our website. You can get started through an apprenticeship program by combining on the job training with technical in-class training gaining experience and increased responsibility. You can work in the industry, get paid and work towards earning credits.

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN CIVIL CONSTRUCTION PLEASE CONTACT:


ONTARIO CIVIL CONSTRUCTION CAREERS INSTITUTE
5045 ORBITOR DRIVE UNIT 12, SUITE 300 MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO

E . jessica@occci.ca W. www.occci.ca