Construction Safety Officer

Requisition ID
# of Openings
Health & Safety
Product Line
Canada - Asphalt, Paving & Construction (A,P,C)
Local - 90%

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .



The Construction Safety Officer is a pan-business role that is pivotal to growing our safety culture and ensuring compliance across the business.  The position works closely with all levels of the business to ensure structured processes are developed and integrated into our management operating system at the field level.  The Construction Safety Officer needs to balance compliance, education and a practical knowledge of field work in their daily activities.


The Construction Safety Officer is integral in maintaining the capability of the GVA operations organization to increase construction revenue and capability.  This includes actively participating in building a culture of agility, collaboration, and empowerment (ACE) enabling continuous improvement. This includes finding practical value added solutions to improve our management operating system.


Reporting and Tracking (10%)

  • Monitor Site Docs (electronic safety platform) to ensure accountabilities are being completed
  • Reports to concerned authorities as requested or mandated by regulations
  • Provides input into development of best practices and safe work procedures
  • Provides analysis of safety trends to enable process improvement

Incident tracking and management (10%)

  • Provides site presence to assist in managing medical incidents
  • Provides a leading role into post incident investigations
  • Ensures post incident communication (best practices, lessons learnt) are deployed
  • Provides the business point of contact to the safety department for employee claims management

Contractor Safety Management: Lafarge Contractor Coordinator (LCC) (40%)

  • Attend Pre-Job Meetings (as necessary)
  • Ensure WCAN General Orientations are delivered (as required)
  • Ensure Site Specific Orientations are delivered
  • Maintain communications with the Contractor
  • Undertake Contractor Observations
  • Undertake Contractor Inspections
  • Conduct Post-Job Evaluations
  • Plays a lead role in deporting and investigating incidents (as required)
  • Act as a liaison between the Contractor and our employees and management

Front Line integration (40%)

  • Perform site visits on a daily basis at both construction sites and fixed plant locations.
  • Works with all stakeholders to integrate and improve the safety management operating system
  • Ensure strict compliance with all health and safety rules and country regulations
  • Work with front line employees to build greater awareness of policies and procedures
  • Works with all stakeholders to ensure a hazard-free environment.
  • Supports the effective delivery of toolbox talks, hazard assessments and safety training
  • Relationships: Interacting with project managers, superintendents, foremen, employees, subcontractors and other sub trades



  • Certified industrial hygienist (CIH), registered occupational hygienist (ROH), certified safety professional (CSP), Canadian registered safety professional (CRSP) or professional engineer (P. Eng.) preferred, or
  • A combination of 5 years relevant work experience

Experience and Skill Set:  

  • Ability to articulate processes, investigation findings and educational material across all levels of the business
  • Good field experience in the construction sector
  • Working knowledge of claims management and post incident management
  • Great problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and great organization skills
  • Knowledge of Paving, Asphalt or Construction industry preferred
  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing priorities
  • High capacity of working under pressure and stress


  • Listening
  • Composure
  • Approachability
  • Organizing
  • Patience
  • Perseverance


As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment. 


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