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WSP Canada

Health & Safety Technician

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is seeking a Health & Safety Technician to ensure compliance and enforce applicable H&S Legislation, Regulations, Codes and Standards in addition to WSP HSSEA and Client H&S requirements. You will serve as the initial contact for all site-specific health and safety activities and promote iSMS and Global Safety Rules.

This opportunity is to join the WSP team responsible for the execution and construction of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). The PHAI represents the federal government's response to the community-requested solution for the cleanup and local, long-term, safe management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington.

Please note we will consider candidates based in various locations throughout Canada, but this opportunity is based at the project site in Port Hope, Ontario

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • You will set a positive example for workers through your attitude, conduct, and strict compliance with safety requirements.
  • You will take immediate action to suspend any operation that threatens the health or safety of workers or the public, notifying the Superintendent and H&S Manager without delay.
  • You will identify, prioritize, and control hazards on the project, both before work activities begin and during their execution. This includes the preparation of Job Hazard Assessments.
  • You will foster active worker participation in the project H&S Program by providing necessary information, instruction, and training for their protection.
  • You will coordinate our H&S Program on multi-employer project sites with all parties, including clients and subcontractors.
  • You will recognize, evaluate, and control occupational exposures to toxic chemicals, utilizing resources such as Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs), NIOSH Pocket Guide, and others.
  • You will have the opportunity to consult and engage with our Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), Registered Occupational Hygienists (ROH), and other professionals.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Occupational Health and Safety experience, preferably within the Ontario construction industry on large-scale Projects.
  • Experience and knowledgeable working under Ontario H&S Legislation, codes, practices, standards.
  • Proven record of developing, implementing, and embedding a strong safety culture on project sites.
  • A valid G license and have a reliable vehicle.
  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR C or able to obtain within first 2 months of employment.
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Must be eligible for Reliability security clearance ( individual must have 3 full years of concurrent verifiable history in Canada, USA, UK, New Zealand and/or Australia ).

**Health and Safety Technicians must be capable of wearing all required PPE&C, including respirators, if required. Site-specific PPE&C will be provided.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-09

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