Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Inspectors in this unit group evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks in the workplace. They inspect restaurants, public facilities, industrial establishments, municipal water systems and other workplaces to ensure compliance with government regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control, the handling and storage of hazardous substances and workplace safety. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
environmental health officer, hazardous waste inspector, health and safety officer, health standards inspector, occupational health and safety officer, pollution control inspector, public health inspector, restaurant inspector, rodent control inspector, supervisor, public health inspectors, water inspector.
- Inspect the sanitary conditions of restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and other public facilities or institutions
- Conduct surveys and monitoring programs of the natural environment to identify sources of pollution
- Collect samples of water for analysis; measure physical, biological and chemical workplace hazards; and conduct safety and environmental audits
- Investigate health and safety related complaints, spills of hazardous chemicals, outbreaks of diseases or poisonings and workplace accidents
- 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
- Develop, implement and evaluate health and safety programs and strategies
- Initiate enforcement procedures to fine or to close an establishment contravening municipal, provincial or federal regulations
- Provide consultation and deliver training programs to employers, employees and the general public on issues of public health, environmental protection or workplace safety.
Outlook & Prospects for Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety in Mauricie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Mauricie region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jan 28 – Feb 01, 2013
- Hydro-Québec plans on cutting forty administrative positions in Mauricie between now and April (available in French only)
Week of Oct 15 – Oct 19, 2012
- Construction of the Manouane Spi power plant in Haute-Maurice is now estimated at $95M and will create 125 jobs during the peak period (available in French only)
Week of Sep 24 – Sep 28, 2012
- Innoventé will build a new factory specializing in the production of renewable energy in TroisRivières, which will lead to the creation of approximately 40 jobs (available in French only)
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