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Health & Safety Advisor
Municipality: District of Mission This posting closed on

January 8, 2018
at 12:00 AM
Job ID: 2017-01 (Exempt) (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Corporate Administration - Human Resources
Job Description: The Health & Safety Advisor implements and provides guidance, information and support to the District of Mission on health, safety and wellness programs, functions and initiatives.
Duties: The Health & Safety Advisor will:

Approve expenditures of funds, up to established limits as approved in accordance with the District’s resolutions and policy directives; assist the Manager of Human Resources in managing and promoting the District’s health, safety and wellness functions including the Safety Management System (SMS), injury and return to work management and promoting safety awareness; and, ensure that work performed meets a high standard of quality, efficiency and customer service, and is performed in compliance with Worker’s Compensation Act and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and appropriate risk management practices.

Contributes to a safe and healthy work environment through advising and assisting senior management and other persons involved in planning, developing, implementing and monitoring the SMS and associated policies, safe work practices and safe job procedures; conducting risk assessments and analyzing work environments and designing programs to control, eliminate and prevent injury and disease.

Supports the attainment of the District’s objectives and overall strategies by effectively planning, prioritizing and integrating health, safety and wellness resources throughout the District.

Ensures compliance with the Workers Compensation Act, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, and any other relevant regulations, policies or bylaws.

Supports, coordinates and acts as a resource for the Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees for all municipal locations.

Acts as the Employer’s representative in connection with worksite inspections, accident and incident inspections, and responses to WorkSafeBC inspection reports and orders; follows up on recommendations arising from inspections.

Achieves effective customer service by providing high-quality advice and information to employees, based on the relevant legislation and regulations.

Completes a comprehensive Workplace Annual Safety Plan review; recommends changes or revisions.

Acts as a liaison between the District and a variety of legislative bodies and other outside agencies as necessary.

Takes the lead in attaining and maintaining Certificate of Recognition with WorkSafeBC.

Performs detailed and technical industrial hygiene work, including assessments (e.g. confined space, noise surveys, air quality monitoring, environmental temperature exposures, ergonomics).

Organizes and oversees clinics, such as fit testing, Hepatitis B and influenza vaccinations and hearing conservation programs for staff; maintains associated records.

Identifies specific OHS training requirements and provides and/or coordinates required training; maintains associated records.

Prepares and maintains a variety of safety management system documentation, inventory databases, records, reports, and spreadsheets.

Ensures the District’s intranet section on health, safety and wellness is accurate and kept up to date.
Educational Requirements: Along with a degree or diploma in health and safety and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation or equivalent, you will have three (3) years of related experience specific to corporate safety management systems and disability management. WHMIS Instructor training would be an asset.
Skill Requirements: Considerable knowledge of the legislation and regulations pertaining to health & safety in the workplace.

Sound knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, tools and aids used in safety training programs.

Knowledge of labour relations as related to OH&S issues.

Demonstrated skill in investigating accidents or unsafe conditions and in accurately identifying causes, sources and appropriate remedies.

Proven decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Excellent computer skills.

Strong ability to multi-task, influence, negotiate and resolve conflict.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of staff, outside agencies and community contacts.

Demonstrated ability to write policies and procedures.

Ability to learn about BC Forest Safety certification and audit procedures.

Ability to communicate effective, both orally and in writing.

Ability to plan, develop and implement a comprehensive health, safety and wellness program to ensure compliance with WorkSafeBC and other regulations.

Ability to develop and deliver educational workshops and seminars related to health, safety and wellness to a variety of District employees.

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and a high level of trust and respect across the organization.

Ability to interpret, implement, and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.
Salary: This position is excluded from the bargaining units and offers a wage rate commensurate with your qualifications and experience.
Additional Information: If this career opportunity interests you, please apply via the Careers page on our website (Job ID 2017-01) by Monday, January 8, 2018.
Web Address:
Address: 8645 Stave Lake Street, Box 20
Mission BC V2V 4L9
Opening Date: December 8, 2017 08:30 AM
Closing Date: January 8, 2018 12:00 AM
*We thank all interested candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.