Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Advisor

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Full Time

Occupational Health, Safety

and Environment Advisor

Capital Projects Department


We are seeking a Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Advisor (OHS&E) with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for safety to join our team! Under the direction of the Director, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, the OHS&E Advisor will be responsible for looking after the safety and precautionary measures in different working environments. The OHS&E Advisor will ensure that FMFN adheres to safety standards set by the federal, provincial and municipal laws and is responsible for planning and implementing measures to ensure that work hazards are reduced. This is a full-time permanent position working Monday to Friday, located in Fort McKay, AB.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete and maintain accurate record keeping and documentation.
  • Coordinate and complete new hire orientations, including the Health & Safety Policy, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), WHIMIS and any other training that may be required for new employees.
  • Report Incidents according to establish Report Matrix – including ASE Matrix.
  • Complete LCR’s and lead incident investigations. Submit final reports to management, client representatives and corporate safety for review and sign off.
  • Manage all WCB related issues, including reporting and follow-up.
  • Schedule and deliver employees for post incident drug & alcohol testing.
  • Provide advice and consultation to FMFN staff to assist them in maintaining a safe working environment in compliance with environmental safety regulations, standards and practices.
  • Conduct risk analysis of new and existing construction projects, systems, processes, products and physical workspaces to determine the existence and outcome of potential hazards.
  • Perform job site safety compliance inspections including hazard analysis, safe work procedures, written reports and recommendations.
  • Attend regular toolbox talks and scheduled team meetings to provide safety updates and safety statistics.
  • Conduct annual reviews of Safe Work Practices, Safe Work Procedures and JHA’s ensuring that they are accurate and effective and that they meet OH&S and Employment Standards requirements.
  • Maintain and enhance working knowledge of current Health & Safety Legislation, Federal and Provincial laws , OH&S regulations and the Policies and Procedures established by the FMFN.
  • Distribute and inform senior department managers of updates to applicable legislation, regulations and policies in a timely fashion.
  • Assist with safety planning on construction projects.
  • Provide daily updates to department managers regarding previous days incidents or any other safety related concerns.
  • Respond to and rectify safety related concerns immediately and ensure that all safety requirements are adhered to at all times.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • OH&S Certificate or equivalent is required
  • Valid Construction Safety Officer certificate issued by the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) or another recognized institution is required
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the field of construction safety or other related field is required
  • Ability to develop and deliver safety and environmental health training programs
  • Experience working in a First Nations community including knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values is a definite asset
  • Ability to speak, read and write Cree and/or Dene is considered an asset
  • Clean Criminal Record Check is required
  • Valid class 5 Driver’s License & Clean Driver’s Abstract required


The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.


At Fort McKay, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive Pay, we also offer the following;  

  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • An employer matched Pension Plan
  • A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre
  • Transportation to and from work
  • The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands - to learn more about the Moose Lake Plan visit: http://www.mooselaketogether.ca


ONLINE: https://fortmckayfirstnation2.applytojob.com/apply

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Closing Date: December 4, 2023

Please ensure you indicate the Competition # 051-2023

**Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous  status in your application.


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