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Occupational Health & Safety Advisor

Job Type: 
Safety / Health / Environment
Organization: 
Town of Strathmore
Competition Number: 
2019-14
Job Description : 

The Town of Strathmore is a vibrant and progressive community of 13,000 people, located on the Trans- Canada Highway 40 km east of Calgary. The community offers all amenities that appeal to a wide range of lifestyles including first class educational and recreational facilities.

The Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Advisor is responsible for sustaining, implementing and coordinating all components of the Town’s Health and Safety management program. This position works closely with the Town’s safety committees and all levels of management and employees to ensure safe work practices and policies are adhered to. The OH&S Advisor is responsible for providing knowledgeable, up-to-date safety policies and procedures, facilitating work site and facility inspections, statistical tracking and review, conducting internal incident investigations when required, being an integral part to achieve and maintain the Town’s Certificate of Recognition (COR) and for championing the Health & Safety management program.

Responsibilities:

  • Sustain, improve, implement and evaluate the Town’s Health & Safety management program.
  • Recommend and work with the Town departments to create safe work procedures, update existing procedures, enforcing and generally maintain the Town’s Health & Safety management program.
  • Assist departments with site and facility safety inspections and create corrective work lists to provide to the appropriate department(s).
  • Review, understand and apply new OH&S legislation to the Town Health & Safety management program.
  • Ensure proper communication to employees and management regarding updates to the Health & Safety management program, as well as monitoring compliance.
  • Research and recommend staff training programs to the Departments Management Team. As well as, plan and organize training programs/seminars for supervisors, employees and contractors, with regard to, New Hire/Contractor Orientations, Workplace Violence and Harassment, Safety Talks, Fall Protection, Personal Protection Equipment, Forklift, Aerial Work Platform, Work Site and any other required training programs.
  • Assist in completing Job Hazard Assessments (JHAs) for critical jobs in conjunction with supervisors and specified employees, such as the Joint Worksite Health and Safety Committee (JWHSC) members.
  • Ensure that all incidents are recorded and to provide investigative efforts in those cases where it is necessary.
  • Provide safety policy updates and information to the staff during our monthly meetings. To attend the JWHSC and to provide them updates on incidents, policies and new or changed legal requirements.
  • Provide leadership to employees by setting an example of safety professionalism.
  • Maintain and update records such as daily reports, field level hazard assessments, confined space permits, excavation sites, Alberta Transportation paperwork and procedure manuals.
  • Develop, monitor, update and communicate the Town’s Employee Safety Handbook and Contractors Handbook.
  • Conduct internal safety audits as directed through Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA).
  • Work closely with the Town’s HR team to facilitate employee return to work programs.
  • Preparation of Safety Alerts, Bulletins, and Warnings to ensure effective communication of potential hazards to front line employees.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma, degree or certificate in a related field combined with five (5) years of directly related occupational health and safety experience is required.  
  • Working towards, or already certified, as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) &/or safety certification training (ex. Recognized Municipal Health and Safety Advisor).
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in working with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations and Code
  • Knowledge of the safe use and operation of a variety of vehicles including: trucks, graders, loaders, back hoe’s, tandems, hydro-vac, skid steer and boom truck
  • Knowledge of the safe use of a variety of hand and power tools
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (written and verbal) as well as accurate attention to detail.
  • Critical thinking, action and results focus and strong prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to build positive working relations and a safe work environment for employees
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other common applications

Why the Town of Strathmore?

The Town of Strathmore provides a range of services and programs that promote the well being of the Strathmore community, “Where Quality is the Way of Life”.  Striving to be a leader in municipal administration and operations, the Town has a strong and engaged team focused on delivering these services to the citizens of Strathmore.

In addition to attractive career opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package including:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive insurance and benefits package and a flexible health spending and wellness component
  • Local Authorities Pension Plan for eligible employees
Closing Date: 
June 28, 2019
Application Return: 

Interested applicants should apply with a cover letter and resume outlining relevant experience and qualifications, quoting the competition number TOS2019-14

by email: careers@strathmore.ca 

by mail:

Town of Strathmore
680 Westchester Road
Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J1

by fax:

403 934-4713

Website: www.strathmore.ca 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.