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Occupational Health Nurse

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.


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.

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Health & Safety Manager, you are in daily contact with managers, supervisors, administrative staff, hourly employees, contractors, union representatives & safety representatives regarding injuries, first aid treatment, annual hearing tests, wellness initiatives (including EAP), first aid kit supplies & Disability Management issues.


Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

You are responsible for:

  • Disability Management Program including pre-employment medicals and return to work evaluations; participation on the Joint Modified Work Committee
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Rx. Safety Glasses Program
  • Wellness Programs (such as smoking cessation, gym membership benefits program information, EAP referrals)
  • Blood pressure, weight & diabetes screenings
  • Maintaining confidential records
  • Coordinate Physical Demands analyses on jobs, as required
  • Coordinate qualified fit testing for the appropriate personnel
  • Review/analyze incident report data on a monthly/annual basis with site leadership and recommend corrective action to improve results
  • Assist with other safety program activities as required
  • Works out of the medical unit on site.



  • BN, RN, LPN, or Occupational Health Nursing Certificate designation, current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Licensed Industrial Audiometric Technician (LIAT) or willingness to obtain
  • Proficiency with Titmus vision screener for pre-employments and monitoring
  • 3-5 years Occupational Health Nursing in a manufacturing setting is preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Emergency response experience
  • Ergonomic experience is a definite asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Additional Incentives:

- This is a permanent full-time Monday to Friday position - day shift

- Gerdau offers excellent benefits including:

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

    - RRSP with company matching

    - Employee Assistance Program


Application Process:

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at 1- (866) 788-2798 or