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Occupational Health & Safety Supervisor

Posting ID:     17835
Position Type:    Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   Northwood Pulp (BC18) 


Who We Are:


At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.


We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.


You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.


Supervisor, Occupational Health & Safety


The Opportunity:
Canfor is currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual with a background in safety and Pulpmill experience to join us as an Occupational Health & Safety Supervisor.

The Role:

The Safety Supervisor works primarily in a mill operating environment but is expected to also perform office work. In this role, you will generally work Monday - Thursday, for a 10-hour shift although flexibility and overtime is required.
During mill turn-arounds, or when there are safety issues that require immediate resolve, long work hours are required. Carrying a cell phone to be available in emergencies is required.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day to day management of the Safety Advisors to ensure the development of effective health & safety
  • Provide liaison with WorkSafeBC and other appropriate regulating bodies
  • Maintain Canfor Pulp and corporate policies and procedures related to all safety aspects
  • Seek out and review best practices to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure plant protection and emergency response capabilities are maintained
  • Coordinate formal incident analysis to investigate accidents, near misses, confined space and lockout violations as required
  • Represent the company on various professional and advisory committees as required
  • Collect and assess data (for example, incidents or illness, injury) to identify trends and work with managers/staff, joint occupational health & safety committees to develop tools and analyze trends and develop awareness and corrective actions
  • Arrange for and, in some cases, deliver training programs related to safety legislation and program implementation for employees at all levels of the organization
  • Act as a member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee
  • Establish a standardized approach to analytical reporting
  • Develop a knowledgeable, effective safety team and promote a learning environment that encourages acquisition of new skills and competencies on a tri-mill scale
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationship with the two Unifor Locals and PPWC
  • Responsible for the supervision and overseeing the schedule of the Safety Advisors
  • Provide support to Team Leaders and Supervisors in the area of safety, emergency preparedness, loss prevention and compliance training to maintain a safe work environment and prevent the injury of workers
  • Coordinate mill emergency evacuation procedures and conduct periodic emergency evacuation practices
  • Dayshift support role in health & safety department
  • Tri-mill coverage as needed for Turnarounds and Projects
  • Flexible coverage between mills for optimal developmental opportunities


Required Skills:

The Occupational Health & Safety Supervisor needs the following:

  • Degree, diploma or certification in a field related to safety management
  • CRSP designation an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years in industrial, unionized workplaces with experience in recovery management related disciplines
  • Strong understanding of relevant safety legislation and case law
  • Ability to work independently and to lead and work co-operatively with others
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills required to settle disputes
  • Ability to facilitate change
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our Company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Prince George, BC

Known as BC’s Northern Capital, Prince George is city that offers big city comfort and convenience, but small town serenity and sensibilities. As the largest city in northern BC, Prince George is a hub of industry, offering numerous employment opportunities and is home to the University of Northern British Columbia. This region’s temperate climate creates a lush environment of emerald-green forests and ample opportunities for outdoor activity. For more information, visit

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