Health & Safety Coordinator

Selkirk College
Posted 4 months ago
Castlegar
$29.16 per hour
Part Time

Job Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain current Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Program, policies and other activities related to employee safety and occupational health:

administering and maintaining incident reporting/recording systems; researching and communicating (inclusive of website maintenance) occupational safety legislations, regulation and information to assure the best available methods and equipment are adopted to minimize the hazards in the work place; supporting the H&S Advisor and OH&S committees on job related safety concerns, ensuring facilities, equipment and supplies meet WorkSafe and other regulatory standards, identifying and evaluating existing or potential health and safety hazards, and following up on recommended corrective action, and preparing related reports – including agenda and minute preparation; support the review and audit of the Occupational First Aid program, Violence in the Workplace training, Working Alone program, and Fire and Emergency Preparedness programs; support the coordination of WHMIS, ensuring the appropriate management, use and disposal of hazardous substances; coordinating regular safety inspections/audits, noise surveys, industrial hygiene reports, Fire and building Code inspections and air quality reports in accordance with regulatory requirements and ensuring follow-up as required; inspect work sites throughout the college, make recommendations to improve safety and health standards, and undertake appropriate action where unsafe conditions have been identified or recommended by the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee; compiling statistics from records and audits; liaising with federal, provincial and local regulatory agencies and other related external stakeholders as directed.

Ensures accident investigations and corrective actions are initiated and completed:

coordinating investigations of accidents and near misses and occupational safety activities with departments; working with College staff and Safety Committees to ensure that accurate accident reporting, accident/incident investigations, follow-up and corrective action are taken to eliminate or reduce health hazards; collecting and providing information to subject matter experts to review and analysis of accident and injury data, and overseeing the correction of any deficiency recommendations; and fostering a proactive safety culture and team approach on campuses/centres.

Coordinates the provision of First Aid services as per WorkSafeBC regulations for all campuses:

ensuring the availability of FA services (overseeing attendant training and scheduling); coordinates and maintains First Aid Program;

Coordinating safety-related training and support to all employees:

coordinating safety-oriented training such as WHMIS; collaborating with employees at all levels to foster a safe work environment and to create a culture of safety; Maintains knowledge of and ensures compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies including WorkSafeBC, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, etc.; May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of WorkSafe BC, Occupational First Aid, WHMIS, BC Building and Fire Code requirements and regulations and other applicable regulation; Effective written and verbal communication skills in dealing with all levels of employees at the College; Excellent interpersonal skills; Demonstrated problem solving and conflict resolution skills; Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; Proven knowledge of OHS legislation and regulations including WHIMS, office ergonomics along with sound knowledge of policies and best practices in OHS and emergency response planning and implementation; Ability to set priorities when encountering conflicting demands; Ability to work independently and as a member of a team; Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, data base software; Excellent attention to detail; Valid driver’s license to regularly travel to all College Campuses;

Education and Experience

Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent related program; Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a Health and Safety environment; An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered; Experience working in a union environment; Experience in the Education sector is an asset; Minimum OFA Level 1 First Aid Certificate (ability to obtain Level 3); Certified Office Ergonomics Administrator (ability to obtain); Certified Respirator Fit Test Trainer (ability to obtain).

This is a regular, part-time (60%) position commencing as soon as possible. Salary will be Pay Grade 8, $29.16 per hour in accordance with the Selkirk College PPWC Collective Agreement.

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