Bernier - Safety Officer - Belleville, ON, Canada

Kevin Bernier

Belleville, ON, Canada


Safety Officer


In my 20 year of dedicated occupational health and safety work, I have been involved in more than a billion dollars’ worth of project work spanning various industries including heavy industrial/civil and infrastructure construction, manufacturing, chemical and petrochemical.

With that, my knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations is very broad and it allows me to understand and fulfill the expectations of the Law. My communication skills and interpersonal abilities allow me to work with management and workers alike, and I am able to work as part of a team or on my own. I have a wide range of experience including hands on in the construction trades, to providing safety training, computer skills, job safety analysis, hazard analysis, committee participation, investigations and inspections.

Work History

Site safety specialist

Nova Chemicals

• Shut down Responsible Care leader
• Carry out safety audits and inspections, accident and incident investigations
• Safety training and on-boarding
• Conduct safe work permits audits and reviews
• Emergency air monitoring and water sampling
• Schedule inspections during shut downs
• Review and revise safety policies and procedures
• Liaison between company and regulatory officials
• Member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee
• Lead safety meetings
• Review and approve new chemicals being brought onto the site
• Conduct job safety analysis/hazard assessments

• Completed 3 successful plant shut downs totaling 500,000 hrs with no lost time or recordable incidents.

Safety Advisor

North America Construction

• Construction Safety Advisor on various waste water and drinking water facilities throughout Ontario
• Develop site specific safety rules and policies
• Conduct safety audits and inspections
• Develop companywide safety policies
• Conduct peer audits on other sites, Lead safety meetings
• Sat as management member of site JHSC
• Managed first aid equipment and stations
• Investigate accidents and incidents
• Liaison between company and government officials
• Track and report monthly safety statistics
• Coordinated emergency response team and procedures for various sites
• Conduct job safety and hazard assessments

Prepared for and passed for a work well audit, Lowered TRIR in half.
• Safety Advisor

Safety advisor Aecon Buildings and Aecon Utilities Ottawa

Aecon Group

• Responsibilities Day to day safety of commercial low rise and high rise projects
• Day to day safety of utilities projects
• Ensure that highway traffic act & book 7 regulations were followed
• Develop site specific safety rules and policies
• Liaison between company and government officials
• Conduct safety audits and inspections
• Safety training
• Procedure committee member
• Investigate accidents and incidents
• Conduct hazard assessments and job safety analysis
• Manage first aid equipment and stations
• Lead safety meetings Management
• Member of site JHSC

• Completion of the Currents building in Ottawa without a lost time injury
• Completion of constructing Kellogg's Belleville without a lost time injury
• Complete renovations and restoration at the Westin Hotel Ottawa.

Construction health

• Over all safety for contractors day to day work
• On-boarding and Orientations Safety training including fall protection, WHMIS
• Developed safety procedures and practices
• Conducted audits and inspections, investigated accidents and incidents
• Lead safety meetings
• Member Joint Health and Safety Committee
• Safety planning on large projects and shut downs
• Tracked and reported safety performance of contractors.
• Ensured all workers had valid trade certificates and training

• A year of no recordable injuries
• 1 Million effort hours with no lost time injuries while completing several large projects
completed during this period.

High Angle Trainer and Rescue Attendant

Confined Space

January 1999 - August 1999

CRS Technologies
• Provide training on confined space entry, standby and rescue for Industrial companies.
• DuPont, Chrysler, Proctor and Gamble, Abitibi Price, Domtar, Detroit Edison).
• Provide training on high angle rescue for Chrysler.
• Confined space rescue and standby duties.
• Construction health and safety coordinator

Construction health and safety coordinator on a chemical plant site

Monenco- Monenco/Agra

Day to day safety responsibility for construction projects at Dupont, Maitland site.
• Safety orientation and on boarding of contractors.
• Conduct safety audits and inspections.
• Track and create monthly reports on safety performance of contractors.
• Carry out investigations of incidents and injuries.
• Problem solves any safety issues that may arise on a day to day basis.

• Accomplishments: Over 1 million hours worked by contractors without a lost time injury.

Qualifications & Certifications

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Columbia Southern University

South Grenville District High School

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