Occupational Safety Officer Job in Canada
Job type: Permanent Vacancy
Full/part time: Full Time
Number of positions: 1
Closing date: March 14, 2019
Do you want to help ensure every worker in this province goes home safely at the end of the day?
We’re looking for enthusiastic
knowledgeable, and dedicated individuals to help us build safer and healthier workplaces in British Columbia. If you have at least four years of direct hands-on experience in any of the industries listed below, and have been involved in workplace health and safety, we want to hear from you. We have positions available in the following locations:
Lower Mainland – Construction — Asbestos
Fort St. John – Forestry or Oil & Gas
Nanaimo – Manufacturing
Nelson – Manufacturing or Wood Products
Terrace – Forestry, Construction, or Manufacturing
Victoria – Forestry
We’ll be reviewing applications weekly — don’t wait, apply today for roles scheduled to start in June 2019. Please specify in your cover letter which location(s) you prefer.
What you’ll do
You’ll partner with industry to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe through education, consultation, and enforcement. You’ll make a positive, tangible difference by:
Inspecting workplaces to ensure that a safe work environment is being maintained and work procedures reflect effective accident prevention practices.
Ensuring that there are no potential health or safety hazards to workers, that workers and the employer have been apprised of their responsibilities, and that first aid services and equipment meet current criteria.
Writing orders to ensure compliance with the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Consulting with and educating employers, workers, and others on occupational health and safety matters.
Partnering with industry to ensure the success of safety initiatives
Meet one of our occupational safety officers to learn more about the job
Is this a good fit for you?
We’re looking for people who can:
Apply their knowledge of workplace industrial processes, equipment, and technology.
Use their interpersonal and communication skills to convey knowledge and gain compliance on complex health and safety issues and concerns within various work environments.
Use their critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate unique workplace health and safety issues and identify effective mitigations and controls.
Make and enforce timely decisions independently and objectively, using sound judgment and technical knowledge.
Professionally deal with emergencies and sensitive situations.
Work variable hours, including Saturdays, be available for emergency call out after hours or weekends, and be willing to travel throughout the province.
Your experience and educational background:
A minimum of four years of direct hands-on work experience in one of the industries listed above where you have gained broad knowledge of the industry’s processes, equipment, terminology, risks and hazards. Roles held could include superintendent, health and safety representative, owner, foreman, tradesperson, or operator
General knowledge of occupational health and safety
To see if your resume meets the requirements for this position, please review our resume screening guidelines for this position.