Do you want to make a difference? Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking an Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator.
Reporting to the Director, Community Relations & Planning, the Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, overseeing and evaluating the BC & Yukon Health and Safety Program. Working collaboratively with People Services, Facilities and Risk Management to apply existing CRC policies and practises while developing BCY specific practises and safe work procedures as required. The Coordinator may also support the OHS work nationally or in other geographies as identified.
- To advise and assist Directors, Managers, Workers and others involved in planning, managing, and maintaining a healthy and safe environment for work, inclusive of working together to develop the necessary training, mitigations and supportive guidelines;
- To review and update occupational health and safety procedures, policies and safe work procedures to support compliance with regulatory requirements. This is done in collaboration with People Services, Facilities and Risk Management;
- To develop and maintain a clear understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act in order to effectively plan, prioritize and integrate health & safety resources;
- Participates as a member of the Workplace Accident Investigations Team advising program and Employer or mitigations or corrective actions;
- Ensures the implementation of required program aspects in Emergency Response operations;
- To conduct risk assessments and analyze work environments, so as to assist each department in designing mitigation tools to manage, eliminate and prevent injury or disease, while providing a safe healthy working environment that alleviates unnecessary sources of stress;
- Acts as Incident Steward or Investigator;
- Arranges for or conducts occupational health and safety testing, assessments, regular inspections, and/or evaluations of the workplace, bringing in other CRC departments or external agencies/consultants when necessary;
- Works in collaboration with programs and services to coordinate health and safety training
- Works with Committees and Representatives to develop and implement an integrated program to promote an awareness of health and safety in the workplace;oordinates all associated health and safety documentation
- Formal post-secondary qualification in health and safety, policies and legislative compliance, or other related program
- 3-5 years professional OH&S experience
- Occupational First Aid Level 2
- CRSP designation would be an asset
- Experience communicating and working with WorkSafeBC on the behalf of the organization
- Prior experience of providing risk assessments, writing reports, assessments and analysis of situations, to carry out investigations, relating to incidents within office or field settings environments
- Prior experience and training of supporting staff on work related health or safety issues
Comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation combined with training in hazard recognition, assessment and control
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Excellent ability to work well with a variety of personality types
- Strong oral communication and negotiating skills
- Ability to work within tight deadlines
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to follow through and resolve outstanding issues within a timely basis
- Strong interpersonal skills; with an ability to demonstrate a collaborative and encouraging approach
- Ability to remain objective and calm during stressful situations, and diffuse escalating situations using tact and diplomacy
- Strong ability with writing skills, especially for reports and developing relevant policies
- 3-5 years experience of using Microsoft office suite, inclusive of maintaining accurate records, with a polite and professional telephone manner
The majority of the work is performed in an office environment within regular business hours Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30.
Occasional evening, weekends or attendance to field operations may be required.
Please note that there is no relocation package for this position.
This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record, reference check, valid provincial driver’s license, and First Aid certification (training provided). The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.
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