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Safety Specialist

Date: Mar 18, 2021

Location: Selkirk, MB, CA

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.


The Safety Specialist is responsible for assisting with loss prevention and control systems, as they relate to health and safety, and providing technical support for improvement efforts. The Safety Specialist will assist management with the development and implementation of a safety management system aimed at preventing and controlling losses. The Safety Specialist reports directly to the Safety Manager. Under general direction, assist with the development, identification, and implementation of management tools to support the safety management system that is congruent with performance expectations. Assist with the implementation of a communication plan for health and safety issues, including all safety training programs at the location.

The incumbent will participate in the supporting the Gerdau Business System (GBS) as it relates to health and safety. The primary focus of the position will be to support the implementation and administration of the safety management system and participate in incident prevention activities to include inspections, observations, and incident investigations. This position acts in an advisory capacity to management and may serve as a liaison with governmental agencies as necessary.


Duties & Responsibilities

Assist management with the development, education, and implementation of the safety management system.

Provide effective professional health and safety support to improve the industrial health and safety of all employees.

Assist with the identification of a measurement system to evaluate the effectiveness of the safety management system.

Support and administer the communication system for health and safety issues throughout the location.

Provide support for routine management practices for health and safety programs.

Serve in an advisory capacity to management and liaison with Workplace Safety and Health inspections and correspondence.

Possess excellent communication skills, to including working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Stay abreast of new technologies and current trends to make recommendations that help improve and refine the safety process.

Assist in the development and management of the annual action plan.



Post-secondary degree or certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

CRSP/CHSC designation (or willingness to achieve it) is preferred.

Previous experience working in an industrial/manufacturing environment is preferred

Previous WCB and Return to Work experience.

Ability to solve problems, influence, and communicate ideas to effect change in behaviors

Excellent communication skills

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Responsible for staying abreast of new technologies and current trends to make recommendations that help improve and refine the safety process


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.