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Health and Safety Coordinator


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date:  February 6, 2023

Job Summary:

This role will report to the Health and Safety Lead. The Health and Safety Coordinator will coordinate health and safety (H&S) for all on-site operations at a remote, helicopter-only accessible site, providing support on the development and management of the project H&S programs to ensure operational compliance to safety standards, and risk mitigation in order to promote a safety focused culture. The Health and Safety Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing, documenting, and reporting on health and safety activities, trainings, procedures, policies, incidents, and statistics for the site and establishing, maintaining, and managing a safety committee for the site. This role is to be a safety champion promoting Galore Creek’s core values of a safety-focused culture based on courageous safety leadership.


This position primarily site-based at the Galore Creek Project in Northwestern BC. The successful candidate would be expected to be on site working a rotational basis from April – October and ideally have a start date in January 2023. This will be a temporary position with opportunity to be extended.

Located in northwestern British Columbia, Galore Creek is one of the world’s largest undeveloped porphyry copper-gold-silver deposits. Galore Creek Mining Corporation (GCMC), a partnership between Newmont Corporation and Teck Resources Limited, is committed to improving the project economics and advancing the asset towards development. Working closely with the Tahltan Nation and other local communities, we strive for excellence in all our activities, with continuous improvement and responsible practices that contribute to sustainable development.

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  • Be a courageous safety leader, lead by example and foster a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values of health, safety, environment, and communities shared by the asset owners (Teck and Newmont).
  • Work closely with the site team to conduct operational risk assessments, develop controls to manage risks, build the site safety culture and advance risk management strategies, and at all times hold the safety of employees as the highest priority. Promote a positive reporting culture on site.
    • Contribute to the maintenance of safe working environments by regularly inspecting work areas, reporting on practices and conditions found and following up on issues identified including advising site team in implementing and maintaining safe working practices. 
    • Conduct research to identify potential risks associated with equipment and the physical environment; identify ways to mitigate risks; create emergency response plans.
    • Working with the Safety Lead, draft, document and implement policies, procedures and control systems which can ensure compliance with standards and policies set by Teck and Newmont, and the regulatory agencies with jurisdiction. 
    • Document workplace incidents and investigations, and ensure that records are up to date.
    • Compile and submit monthly, quarterly and annual health and safety reports; report leading and lagging indicators of health and safety activities, conditions, and incidents using appropriate systems and tools; ensure that Senior Management, appropriate regulatory agencies, and employees are alerted in a timely manner of all medical aids, injuries, high-potential incidents, potentially fatal events, and fatalities.
    • Experience with the implementation of audit/peer review processes targeting identified Health and Safety gaps and controls used in mitigation of high-risk activities is considered an asset.
    • Working with the Safety Lead, research, procure and provide appropriate safety training and personal protective equipment for staff, contractors and visitors to the site and the office.
    • Document health and safety statistics and develop strategies on how to achieve specific health and safety target levels in collaboration with site safety representatives.
    • Understand, embrace and champion GCMC’s Courageous Safety Leadership Culture. Make courageous decisions to stop or defer work if health and safety conditions are deemed unsatisfactory.
    • Ability to leverage an understanding and experience of the business of exploration and resource sector with health and safety best practices to design appropriate exploration safety programs.
    • Ability to analyze incidents using recognized methods like ICAM to understand and recommend corrective actions as well as improvements to health and safety practices and procedures.
    • Manage safety document databases (such as Sharepoint and DATS) for all worker training record and certification management, as well as to ensure all documents, investigations, inspections, etc. are appropriately managed. 
    • Work with all Department Leads and Supervisors to ensure contractors coming onto site have relevant safety documentation (such as procedures and hazard assessments) and review these documents to ensure compliance with GCMC standards.   
    • Ensure all employees, contractors, and visitors on site receive site health and safety orientations either through our online training platform or by conducting them in-person on site. 
    • Assist with performing occupational hygiene and noise hazard assessments (including sampling), as well as hazard assessments for ergonomic and musculoskeletal injury prevention. 
    • Support all site Department Leads and personnel in the development and review of daily Field Level Hazard Assessments (FLHAs) and Job Safety Analyses’ (JSA)s, ensuring they have identified all hazards and have implemented the appropriate control to conduct work in a safe manner. 

The above accountabilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a relevant discipline is desirable, as are specific safety trainings such as First Aid, WHMIS, TDG, Confined Spaces, Food Safe, and others.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Health and Safety role or 5 years in mineral exploration with safety leadership in occupational health and safety.
  • Experience in mineral exploration, drill programs and working in remote helicopter-supported environments is preferred.
  • Experience in construction and work with heavy machinery is an asset.
  • Must possess knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations (Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia and WorkSafe BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation).
  • Must have strong computer skills.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter, able to work under minimal supervision and able to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Training, experience, and/or qualifications in occupational hygiene (sampling), confined spaces, fall arrest, and swiftwater are highly desirable.
  • Able to work a rotation schedule and live onsite in a remote camp environment.
  • Ability to proactively identify community issues/opportunities and seek early involvement of community specialists as appropriate.
  • English language – fluent spoken and written English language skills required.

At Galore Creek, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Galore Creek respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

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