RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Occupational Hygienist

  • Location: North Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: July 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Occupational Hygienist
At Marine Atlantic, we do so much more than get people from point A to point B. Whether it’s reunions, long-awaited trips home, or the start of a new adventure, we bring people together. We couldn’t bring people together every day without our own dedicated employees. Our employees embody our core values; they are diverse, safety-oriented team-players who exhibit integrity and commitment, and always strive for excellence.Their understanding and commitment to our values make our employees an invaluable part of our organization.
Marine Atlantic is currently looking for an Occupational Hygienist to work with our Health, Safety and Environment department. The successful candidate may choose to work from Port aux Basques, NL or North Sydney, NS locations.
The Health Safety and Environment(HSE) department is responsible for the development and promotion of health, safety and environmental protection programs throughout the company, both on vessels and at our shore facilities. The department renders high-level advice, guidance and information concerning health, safety, and environmental protection issues to managers, supervisors, safety committees and employees.
The role of the Occupational Hygienist (OH) is to evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks in the workplace. The OH provides services to the corporation and its traveling public through health education and health protection, including enforcement of applicable legislations.

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Provide day to day technical advice, expertise and direction to ensure both compliance with legislative requirements and conformance to industry and company standards.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Industrial Hygiene specific initiatives and programs and complete detailed occupational hygiene technical reports.
  • Inspect the sanitary conditions of food services, hotel areas, and other public facilities both on vessels and shore based to ensure they operate in accordance with all applicable legislation
  • Assist in development and delivery of educational programs, toolbox meetings, Job Safety Analysis and general training relevant to MAI employees, the public and contractors.
  • Provide timely investigation, response and guidance on health-related issues associated with physical, chemical, and biological materials.
  • Conduct surveys including but not limited to indoor air quality (IAQ), radon gas, radiation, noise assessments, as well as any other hazardous substances or related safety concerns.
  • Collect samples of water for analysis; measure physical, biological and chemical workplace hazards; and conduct safety and environmental audits, tabulates and communicate results.
  • Investigate health and safety related complaints, spills of hazardous chemicals, outbreaks of diseases or poisonings and workplace incidents.
  • Coordinate and Inspect workplaces to ensure that equipment, materials and production processes do not present a safety or health hazard to employees or to the general public.
  • Work diligently, to promote a physically and psychologically safeworking environment, that is diverse, accessible, inclusive and equitable.
  • Assist in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as required.


What qualifications do I need to be considered for this opportunity?

Education, and Experience

A bachelor’s degree or college diploma in a discipline such as food or health science, environmental studies, public health and occupational hygiene with 3 to 5 years’ experience in a related position


A combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and work experience in a related position.

Additional Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable Public Health Legislation
  • General understanding of Canadian Health and Safety legislation (Canada Labour Code Part II or provincial regulations)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills•Proficient in Microsoft OfficeAsset Qualifications
  • Eligibility for Certification with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and/or Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH)

Please note: This position is designated as a safety sensitive position and is subject to the provisions of Marine Atlantic’s Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes, but not limited to pre-employment testing. We have a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs.

Why work for the Marine Atlantic team?

As part of the Marine Atlantic team, you will participate in a variety of ongoing training programs and development opportunities to navigate your career and chart your course for success. We provide a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes diversity, employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction. Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include competitive salaries, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health benefit packages, and professional development opportunities. Come experience the pride of working with an organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for the future.

How do I become a part of the team?

If you meet the listed qualifications, are interested in this opportunity and exemplify our core values, please apply online before 4 pm (Atlantic Time) on 20 July 2021.

All applicants must apply online:

Additional Information

Marine Atlantic is a Federal Crown Corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between Newfoundland and Labrador and mainland Canada

At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to building and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued, and respected.

Marine Atlantic invites applications from all qualified candidates and hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principles of equitable employment for all and strongly encourage applications from Women, Indigenous People, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. If you are a member of one of these groups, we invite you to self-identify on your application, cover letter or resume.

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