Health and Safety Manager

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Selkirk, 80403, CA, R1A2B4

Company: Gerdau

About Us

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Health and Safety Manager to join our team. As a Safety and Health Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the implementation of safety and health protocols and procedures in our organization. This is a critical role that requires exceptional attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will play a key role in creating and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for our employees.


  • Develop and implement health and safety policies and procedures
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits to identify potential hazards and areas for improvement
  • Ensure compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards
  • Provide training and education on health and safety procedures to employees
  • Investigate accidents and incidents and develop strategies to prevent reoccurrence
  • Collaborate with management to develop and implement risk management strategies
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of health and safety regulations and best practices
  • Ensure that all necessary permits and licenses are obtained and maintained
  • Coordinate emergency response activities and develop emergency preparedness plans
  • Conduct regular safety meetings and communicate safety updates to staff
  • Manage relationships with external health and safety agencies and vendors


  • Degree or certificate in occupational safety and health, environmental science, or a related field
  • Proven experience in a safety and health management role
  • In-depth knowledge of safety and health regulations and standards
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene
  • Demonstrated experience with WCB processes and return to work programs
  • Previous experience in a 7/24 Manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Certification in occupational safety and health (e.g., CSP, CRSP) is preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and safety management software
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to mentor and train staff

Additional Incentives:

This is a permanent full-time Monday to Friday position

Gerdau offers excellent benefits including:

    - Health, dental, vision, short & long term disability, and life/accidental life insurance

    - RRSP with company matching

    - Employee Assistance Program


Gerdau is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.