Safety Officer

By: Cody and Nate

General Description

  • Occupational Health and Saftey Officers visit places of employment to detect unsafe or unhealthy working conditions, and make sure that laws and regulations are being followed in order to maintain a safe workplace.
  • Occupational health and Safety Officers are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments.
  • They may go to different sites such as mines, offices and constructional sites.
  • Saftey officer splay a big role in keeping workers safe at there jobs. Many companies take saftey for granted and that is where OHSC (Occupational Health and Safetey Officers) are important.
  • Records data and management analysis.
  • Accident prevention, investigations, procedures, and review.
  • They do yearly facility inspections.

Training and Education

  • Several years of related work experience.
  • A bachelors degree in science, engineering, physics or related discipline.
  • Highschool Physics
  • Highschool Chemistry
  • If you are doing the course in Newfoundland its a 2-3 year course which would take place at the marine institute.

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Work Opportunities

  • Saftey Officers work for many different companies.
  • Construction sites
  • Oil rigs
  • Other large companies
  • There is a lot of work availible in provinces like British Columbia and Alberta.
  • New job opportunites are opening up all around Newfoundland if you have no interest on moving out of the province.
  • If you choose to leave the country there would be many job opportunites opening up in South America in places like Brazil and Argentina.
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Salary and Benefits

  • Averages between 42,000 and 69,000. If you work for twenty or more years you can excpect to earn betwwen 50,000 and 88,000.
  • Medical benefits, Dental benefits, and Vision care benefits.
  • Offshore saftey officers would normally bring in more cash then onshore workers.
  • Can bring in more money depending on the size of the company.
  • Salaries ranging anywhere from $13.00 - $80.00. This is just an average, salaries could be much higher depending on experience, and the company you work for.
  • If you don't know what a benefit is, it means what a company will cover for you for choosing to work with them.
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Working Conditions and Realities

  • If working offshore you can work in weeks spans for example 3 weeks onshore, 3 weeks offshore.
  • Can work in some places with heavy equipment.
  • Have to work in all weather if working offshore.
  • Hard hat is required for working on most job sites.
  • Hours can be very long at times, especially if working offshore.
  • Normal hours would be Monday to Friday working from about 9-5, with weekends off.

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  • Wikipedia Feburary 10th 2011

  • Alberta Occupational Profiles Feburary 14th 2011

  • Youtube Feburary 14th 2011

  • Occupational Health and Safetey in Emergency Sevices Feburary 14th 2011

  • The Role of a Health and Safety Officer in the Workplace Feburay 15th 2011

  • Occupational Health and Safety in Brazil Feburary 15th 2011