Edgar Joseph Gaudet, CHSC, CHSEP

1336 Patrice Road, Concession

Nova Scotia, Canada. B0W 1M0

Phone: (902)769-8622

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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

Work Experience

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

Client: SEMI2000

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

Client: SEMI2000

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

Client Surgold

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

Client: Enercon

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.

October 2007

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.


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

           Presentation skills

JLG University

           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

First Aid

WHMIS 2015

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

Fall Arrest

End Frame Scaffolding


Fire extinguisher use

Scissor Lift

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.