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Coordinator, Occupational Health

Rio Tinto

This is a Full-time position in Hamilton, ON posted March 20, 2021.

Occupational Health Coordinator (12 month term) Be part of a global mining organization with a strong focus on safety Challenging and exciting role as part of Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.

Health, Safety & Environment team Join a leading global company Located in Lac de Gras, NT About the role All progress begins with pioneers.

At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for an Occupational Health Coordinator supporting the implementation and verification of the business’s health management system.

This includes but is not limited to the execution of the occupational hygiene sampling program, supporting the respiratory and hearing protection fit testing program, manual handling and ergonomics management, noise management and fitness for work management.

This role is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career whilst working on a truly global operation.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.

Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority.

We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

Reporting to the Senior Advisor Health and Occupational Hygiene, based at the Lac de Gras Mine site, you will be working on a 3 weeks on/ 3 weeks off rotational schedule.

You will be responsible for:
• Assist with the implementation of the NT Mine Health and Safety Regulations and Rio Tinto Health Standards
• Provide technical assistance to the Senior Advisor Health
• Undertake industrial hygiene exposure assessments, data entry, analysis and report writing, including: o Sampling for chemical, biological, physical and ergonomic hazards o Working with laboratories (shipping samples, sample consultation, results review and input) o Communicating sampling results to area management and affected employees
• Review, investigate and monitor industrial hygiene control effectiveness
• Provide hazardous material risk assessment and management support as needed
• Administer personal protective program including verification of fit and application for respirators and hearing protection
• Participate in confined space hazard assessments
• Support health management program review, including updating and communicating policies and training packages
• Provide auditing, legal compliance and application of corporate standards
• Work with area management and employees to mitigate at-risk situations What you’ll bring
· A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
· A degree or diploma in a related field is preferred
· Minimum 2 years Occupational Hygiene experience
· In depth knowledge of occupational hygiene program management
· Thorough knowledge of occupational NT Mine Health & Safety Act and Regulations and the Rio Tinto and Diavik Health standards is preferred
· Knowledge of the Canadian occupational health and safety legislation, policies and regulations are preferred
· Excellent oral, written and active-listening skills.

· Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Cority.

As well as above average ability with Excel
· Ability to take initiative, work independently and as part of a team Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets.

Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories.

Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

What we offer Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

· A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
· Career development to further your technical or leadership ambitions
· A competitive compensation
· Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
· Attractive share ownership plan
· Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave) About Rio Tinto Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs.


For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers
– generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney.

Our aluminium
– the world’s first to be certified “responsible”
– helps planes fly and makes cars lighter.

Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds.

At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.

Every Voice Matters At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves.

We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome
– they are essential to our success.

We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Applications close on Wednesday the 31st of March 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)