Edgar Joseph Gaudet, CHSC, CHSEP
1336 Patrice Road, Concession
Nova Scotia, Canada. B0W 1M0
To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to express an interest in employment with your company. I am a hardworking, committed and dedicated worker.
I have worked on large projects in New Brunswick, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, South America, and West Africa as an on-site safety advisor. I have over 20 years of experience, having worked for diversified companies, I have gained valuable knowledge and experience in a wide range of occupations, such as iron workers, millwright, electrical, pipe fitter, welders, heavy lifting (cranes). I am a highly motivated professional with excellent reference credentials.
As a young apprentice machinist, I was injured on the job, amputation of 3 ½ fingers on my right hand has led to my current career and determination to help encouraging companies and workers to be pro active rather then re-active in the prevention of workplace injuries.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Edgar Joseph Gaudet
2013 - Advanced Level, Certificate in Health, Safety and Environmental Process,
University of Fredericton (CHSEP
2006 - Certified Health and Safety Consultant, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CHSC)
2004 - High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
1979 - Nova Scotia Community College, Machine Shop
1977 - Grade 10, Clare District High School
1980 – 2005 Comeau’s Seafoods Ltd. Safety Coordinator.
Comeau’s Seafoods Ltd. is one of the largest employers in South Western Nova Scotia.
Comeau’s own and operate: 5 fish processing plants, cold storage, laboratory, ship repairing facility (marine railway), machine shop, motor vehicle garage, welding/fabrication shop, fish reduction plant and 7 fishing vessels (4 scallop draggers and 3 herring seiners).
Approximately 500 plus employees, this includes production line workers, truck drivers, mechanics, welders, machinist, office staff, forklift drivers, maintenance workers, crane and boom truck operator, both full time and seasonal personal.
The type of work done at the marine railway includes the repairs and upkeep of the fishing fleet owned by Comeau’s as well as doing repair or customizing work on all types of marine vessels for outside customers.
Relevant Project Experience:
My task as safety co-ordinator on the following projects was to:
- Up date the safety programs to meet site specific requirements.
- Respond to and advise on safety issues brought forward by the management, supervisors or employees.
- Keep up to date training records of all employees,
- Conduct Accident / Incident investigations.
- Develop policies and procedures as needed.
- Ensure that permits were up-to date.
Ensure that contractors, once on site, worked within site specific requirements as well as within the Acts and Regulations of the province or territory that the work was being performed in.
March 2017 – July 2018
Project: Kinross, Tasiast Phase One expansion, Mauritania, West Africa, camp job.
Client: Blais Industries Ltd
Blais Industries responsibilities on the job site was the installation of Sag mill and conveyors, this included doing electrical, piping and erection of steel structures all over the facilities.
November 2015 – November 2016
Project: Mosaic K3 Expansion, Esterhazy, Saskatchewan
This project included the installation of cable hoist drum, rotor and stator, as well as wiring for the above.
Being bilingual, French and English have been of great benefit for SEMI2000, with the project being an English site and the company being French, from Quebec.
September 2015 – November 2015
Project: Brine station, PCS Lanigan Potash Mine, Saskatchewan
This project was the installation of a brine pumping station, high pressure and low-pressure stations, underground at the PCS Lanigan Potash mine. Installation of tanks, pumps, piping and electrical components.
Being bilingual, French and English have been of great benefit for SEMI2000, with the project being an English site and the company being French, from Quebec
November 2014 – August 2014
Project: Merian Gold Project, Suriname, SouthAmerica, camp job
This project was being developed for Newmont Mining Corporation. The project was a great experience as this was my first time working internationally. Was involved with the following: civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, piping and the building structures.
March 2013 – September 2014
Project: Goldcorp, Eleonore project, Opinaca Reserve, James Bay, camp job.
Client: GB Structures
French construction site.
GB Structures is a steel erection company; there responsibility at the Eleonore project site was to erect buildings, utility/pipe racks.
November 2011 – February 2013
Project: Detour Lake Gold Project, Northern Ontario, camp job.
Client: Blais Industries Ltd
Blais Industries responsibilities on the job site was the installation of two Ball mills, two Sag mills, as well as doing electrical and piping all over the facilities.
Being bilingual, French and English have been of great benefit for Blais Industries, with Detour Lake Gold Project being an English site and the company being French, from Quebec.
May 2011 – November 2011
Project: PCS Potash Mine, Picadilly Site, Penobsquis, New Brunswick
Client: Marque Construction Limited
On site safety, Marque Construction Ltd, were responsible for wiring and energizing
two electrical houses on site, as well as other electrical jobs on both the Picadilly and
Penobsquis, PCS Potash mine sites in Penobsquis, New Brunswick.
September 20010 – December 2010
Project: Glen Dhu Wind Farm and Nuttby Wind Project
On site safety, which included the installation of the embed rings, rebar, concrete and wind mills.
September 2010 (2 weeks)
Project: Refurbishing Fryer
Client: McCains, Carleton, Prince Edward Island
On site safety personnel, night shift.
June 2009 – August 2010
Project: Meadowbank Gold Mine Construction, camp job.
Client: Agnico-Eagle Construction and Operations
Being bilingual, French and English have been of great benefit, with Meadowbank Gold Mine project being an English site and with most of the contractors being French, from Quebec.
April 2008 - May 2009
Project: Canaport LNG
Client: GB Structures & Proco
GB structures and Proco are steel erection companies; there responsibility at the Canaport LNG site was to erect buildings, utility/pipe racks, flare tower as well as operating platforms.
Being bilingual, French and English have been of great benefit for the above companies, with Canaport LNG being an English site and the companies being French, companies from Quebec.
Project: Goldboro Gas Plant – Dehydration Tower change out.
Client: Exxon Mobile
Gas detection and Safety Watch duties during planned maintenance period.
Positively reinforce Exxon’s BBS system.
Monitor the activities of multiple contractors performing mechanical installations using 75 ton crane. Complete daily hazard ID’s, and other BBS activities.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY TRAINING
University of Fredericton, Online Certificate in Health, Safety and Environmental Processes (CHSEP)
Management and Organizational Behaviour, Risk Assessment, Occupational Hygiene and Office Ergonomics, Environmental Management Foundations, Effective Workplace Training, Emergency Planning.
Dalhousie University, College of Continuing Education
OH & S Law and Regulations, Entry & Work in Confined Space, Industrial Fire Hazards, Plant Accident Avoidance & Investigation
Nova Scotia Safety Council (NSSC)
Risk Assessment, Confined Space Rescue, Confined Space, WHMIS Train the Trainer, Due Diligence, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, OH & S Committee, MESH (Managing Employee Safety & Health)
NSSC in Partnership with Ryerson University
OH & S Topics, OH & S Systems
Canadian Society of Safety Engineers
Applied Risk Communications, Consulting Skills, Obligations & Liabilities of the OH & S Professional
The Acknowledge Academy
JLG Train the trainer: Teaching Adults
Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
Genie Lift Pro
Train the trainer: Mobile Elevating Platform
Fall Arrest Levels I & II
Fall Pro Group ( 3M) Fall Protection Train The Trainer
Liftow Fork Lift Train the Trainer
Practical Loss Control Leadership (IAPA), CRSP Prep Course
Red Cross First Aid
Fall Protection Competent Inspector Course
ASP Construction, safety code for the construction industry, Quebec.
End Frame Scaffold Awareness
Currently instructing the following courses:
Confined Space Entry
End Frame Scaffolding
Fire extinguisher use
Articulate Work Platforms
Canadian Society of Safety Engineers
Better Business Bureau
Little Brook Volunteer Fire Department, 38 years of service, 9 years as president.
1997 NFPA Learn Not To Burn Champion
President of Clare Skateboard Park Committee
Project: Building of a new 80,000 sq. ft. Fire Hall
Client: Little Brook Volunteer Fire Department
On this project, I was 1 of 5 committee members (all members doing so as volunteers) who was responsible for the following: Building design, hiring of architect, hiring of the main contractor and the approval of sub-contractors. All decisions made by the committee were forwarded to the members of the Little Brook Volunteer Fire Department members for final approval. This also included regular site visits.
This project took approximately 5 years from the first meeting to everything being finalized.
Project: Clare Skateboard Park
Responsible for the design, negotiations for funding, asphalt, ramps and equipment. On site for ground preparation, lying of the asphalt pad, 10,000 sq. ft. and the installation of ramps and equipment.