Health & Safety Advisor

Ontario Power Generation - Pickering, ON (30+ days ago)

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Location: Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5
Req ID: 4762
Status: Contract (12 months)

Education Level: Post Secondary Education in Applied Science and/or safety related; Course or training with certification in Occupational Health & Safety or Industrial Hygiene is an asset; CRSP or CSP designation is an asset

Location: Pickering, ON

Travel: 10%

Deadline to Apply: October 23, 2019

BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At Ontario Power Generation (OPG), our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship. We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a professional to join our team in the role of Health and Safety Advisor on a contract basis, out of our Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

Reporting to the Manager, Health and Safety Field Services, the Health and Safety Advisor is responsible for providing technical assistance to station staff on safety related issues. You will consult with both internal and external contacts, conduct observation & coaching, and assist in workplace investigations.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.


Ensure that OPG staff and contractors are in compliance with current legislative, corporate, business unit and station safety requirements;
Leverage internal relationships to effectively determine and implement program changes or actions to resolve health and safety concerns;
Review, recommend changes to, or on occasion conduct workplace assessments to ensure that safe work practices are employed to minimize hazardous exposures;
Prepare detailed reports on safety performance for line management; perform safety analyses on, and review the design of new equipment or processes and make recommendations for improvements;
Lead and participate in incident/accident investigations, including development of practical recommendations and reports;
Monitor for hazardous materials and advise on safe handling of materials using sound industrial hygiene practices;
Provide station staff safety subject matter expertise; and
Develop and deliver presentations as required.


Post Secondary Education in Applied Science and or safety-related;
Course or training with certification in OHS, is an asset; and
CRSP or CSP designation is an asset.


Offer a background in Safety and/or Sciences;
Minimum 4 year university degree in an appropriate safety-related field;
Have an understanding of, and experience with, workplace hazards, and the practical application of rules and procedures, workplace monitoring, etc.;
Experience in a Nuclear environment, an asset;
Demonstrate knowledge of applicable legislation and safety procedures and experience in conducting incident/accident investigations;
Practical knowledge of the following: hazardous materials, safe work planning and execution, working at heights, electrical safety, industrial hygiene, 18001 OH&S Management System;
Demonstrate experience in leading problem-solving teams and in providing consultant/specialist services to management clients;
Experience in electrical safety, a valuable asset;
Experienced and thoroughly knowledgeable in the Ontario Industrial and Construction regulations
Experience working in heavy industrial construction;
Experience with management system maintenance or development;
Strong team player with ability to work independently;
Strong presentation, communication skills;
The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.


As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success. At OPG our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.

Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:
Exceptional range of opportunities
Long-term career growth and development opportunities
Electricity is vital to our future
If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.

Our promise to you

We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business.
Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.
Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
We support employment equity and diversity.


Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., October 23, 2019. OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require technical support in a format that is accessible to you, please contact

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