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Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking a Health & Safety Advisor to evaluate & monitor health & safety hazards & develop control strategies for utility sector job sites. This position will require the successful candidate to inspect construction, industrial, & commercial (as well as various other) workplaces to ensure compliance with company / client policies & procedures as well as government legislation & industry best practice standards.

This position will require a working knowledge of the utility / high voltage field to ensure an adequate understanding of the unique hazards & challenges our employees face. The successful candidate should be familiar with the Utility Work Protection Practices (Isolation & De-energization, Lockout), Electrical Safety Legislation, NFPA 70E (Electrical Safety, Arc Flash Protection).

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

· Conduct safety & environmental audits within the utility operation

· Inspect worksites to ensure that equipment & materials do not present a safety or health hazard to employees or to the general public

· Develop, implement & evaluate health & safety programs & strategies related to utility/high voltage work

· Initiate enforcement procedures in conjunction with Project Managers

· Provide consultation & deliver training programs to employees on issues of health, environmental protection or safety (electrical)

· Administration/management of loss control program for the utility operation

· Coordinate/Assist site activity & ensure that the duties, responsibilities, & authority are clearly defined

· Assist, advise & coach manager(s) & supervisors

· Review/perform/complete incident & inspection reports & ensure that corrective action & follow-up is taken

· Review & investigate problems not resolved by site supervisors & contractors

· Establish inspection & meeting schedules

· Coordinate the development of safe work practices & job procedures

· Maintain inventory of safe work practices & job procedures

· Ensure that appropriate practices & procedures are provided to supervisory staff

· Conduct random work site inspections to ensure compliance with Company / Client Policy & Legislation

· Conduct scheduled workplace audits as deemed necessary

· Conduct surveys & monitoring programs of the natural environment to identify sources of pollution

· Review the maintenance of safety equipment

· Conduct internal audits of company loss control program

· Conduct audits of subcontractor loss control programs

· Ensure accurate investigation, reporting, & effective cleanup of spills


· Minimum 5 years’ experience working within the utility/high voltage sector. Holding a Certificate of Qualifications as a Journeyman Electrician, Journeyman Lineman or Certified Electrical Technologist (High Voltage) is an asset.

· 5 years of related health & safety work experience & the completion of in-house training courses may substitute for formal health & safety education


· Familiar with Arc Flash protection guidelines & appropriate NFPA standards

· Familiar with the Utility Work Protection Practices as well as various lockout/tagout methods for high voltage equipment

· Familiar with appropriate “live line” techniques

· Ability to recognize hazards as well as advise on appropriate safe work methods

· Ability to understand electrical drawings/systems

· A bachelor's degree or college diploma in a discipline such as health & safety would be an asset

· Occupational health & safety advisors may eventually be required to become certificated with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, or Certified Utility Safety Professional

· Ability to travel 75% within New York is required