Specialist, Occupational Health & Safety Job in Canada


Specialist, Occupational Health & Safety Job in Canada 

CA Company: Sobeys
Requisition ID: 51798
Career Group: Corporate Careers
Job Category: Human Resources
Travel Requirements: 50%+

Country: Canada (CA)
Province: Alberta (CA-AB)
City: Edmonton
Location: Edmonton Office
Postal Code:

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A proudly Canadian retail company, Sobeys began in 1907 as a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Today, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as in-store pharmacies, liquor and more than 350 retail fuel locations.

Together with our 125,000 employees and franchise affiliates and a collective passion for delivering exceptional food and shopping experiences, Sobeys’ purpose is to improve the lives of Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. .

All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


We are currently looking for a Specialist Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in Calgary to execute the OHS management system in Sobeys Inc. corporate retail locations, Retail Support Centres (RSCs), and offices in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Job Description

As a Specialist Occupational Health and Safety you will provide guidance to operations management on our corporate procedures related to following safe operating procedures, OHS training, creating a safety culture at every location, JHSC, inspections, accident investigations and governmental agency visits.

Some of the key things you’ll be responsible for in this role will include:

Support operations to provide and maintain a healthy, safe, and secure workplace and to execute the OHS management system in corporate retail locations, RSCs and offices.

Provide input in the development of OHS programs and tools, assist in their implementation and maintenance.

Provide support and counsel to managers and supervisors in matters of preventive health and safety and workplace injury management and ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation.

Review WCB claims and assist locations with investigation to ensure all required info is provided.

Assist operations investigating workplace incidents or illnesses and initiate corrective and preventative actions as required/directed.

Conduct basic and causal analysis and make recommendations to the management; ensure proper follow-up.

Conduct OHS training sessions for retail locations, RSCs and offices as required
Investigate all potential critical injuries.

Support response to governmental agencies investigations/orders.

Support appropriate union right to representation in processes as required.

Conduct the audits of retail stores and RSCs
Execute provincial WCB regulated programs (COR, PIR, Prime, Safety Group, Mutual Group)

Liaise with governmental agencies (MOL, WSIB/WCB, CNESST, etc)

Engage with other safety specialists to facilitate the continuous improvement in our approach and support to stakeholders.

Partner with abilities specialists with WCB claims management.

Job Requirements

Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written.

Ability to problem solve and analyze data

Ability to build relationships and coordinate interactions with internal/external resources.

Ability to handle various/urgent situations with judgment, tact and diplomacy.

Ability to be self directed and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines.

Proficient in Microsoft Office, with Medgate and database applications.

Post secondary education in health and safety; degree in related or supporting field and CHRP or CRSP preferred.

Knowledge of occupational health and safety (OHS) act and associated regulations, auditing protocols.

3-5 years experience in OHS in a unionized environment related to retail and/or logistics preferred; experience in a large organization with multiple operations.

Travel 60-80%


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