Health & Safety Manager

Sutherland Group
Posted 2 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a Health & Safety Manager, based in either our Salmo or Nelson BC offices in the West Kootenays, to join our growing Sutherland Group Health & Safety team. The Sutherland Group values more than simply providing industry-renowned services to our clients. We put the happiness, success and growth of our team members and community first. Join us in our commitment to elevate and innovate in the Forestry, Heavy Duty Repair, Transportation, Drilling & Blasting, and Marine Services industries.


Opportunity to contribute to a new “Safety Centre of Excellence” across the Sutherland Group Opportunity to help shape the culture of a successful, growing group of companies A professional and respectful environment. As a member of the Sutherland Group, we are proud to be able to serve not only our loyal clients, but our partner companies as well, guaranteeing work for our industry-leading teams.


It is our great pleasure to extend the following benefits to all Sutherland Group team members:

Pension Program with Sutherland Group matching contributions up to 100%, starting at 3%, increasing in graduated increments and topping out at 5% after 8 years. Extended health benefits program through a cost shared benefits plan Confidential Employee Family Assistance Program Health & Safety Policy & Programs Banking services partnership with BMO - exclusive product offerings for our team members and their family members, when certain employment conditions are met.


Ensure all actions incorporate “Sutherland Group Enterprise’s Core Values” of Curious and Adaptable, Trustworthy, Humbly Confident, Better Together and Make it Happen. Operationalize and implement corporate OHS strategy. Field level engagement with managers, supervisors and team members. Assist in the development and maintenance of the Occupational Health and Safety Program. Provide leadership, mentoring and direction to managers, supervisors and team members in safety and incident prevention activities. Ensure Occupational Health and Safety roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, understood and acted upon by managers, supervisors, Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee members and all team members. Ensure that regular inspections, hazard analysis, risk assessments and audits are conducted. Lead incident investigation and facilitate cause analysis. Ensure an adequate corrective action process is applied to inspections, incident investigations, trend analysis and internal audits. Produce reports and statistical information, analyze trends and present findings and/or recommendations to internal and external stakeholders. Conduct, facilitate and coordinate training sessions for management, supervisors, team members, Joint OHS Committee members and new hires on Occupational Health and Safety practices, legislation and industry changes. Monitor changing regulations that affect the company; help structure/implement processes to address the changes. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS As a member of the Sutherland Group team, we expect you bring the following to the table:

Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in OHS roles within heavy industry or transportation. Understanding of or experience in the Transportation or Forestry industries is an asset. Formal OHS Education is required, ideally a Certificate or Diploma. CRSP is preferred. Must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to confidently represent the company at events, make presentations and speak to groups. Considerable tact and discretion required when dealing with team members, managers and external enforcement authorities. Proven experience in technical writing, process and procedure development. Excellent organizational, planning and management skills. Strong interpersonal leadership skills with a critical thinking mindset.. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Must maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s license and the ability to travel to the USA. JOIN THE TEAM If you think there's a fit, we look forward to meeting you and thank you in advance for your application

Visit our website to learn more about The Sutherland Group


The Sutherland Group of Companies is a specialized integrated network of heavy industry experts, with an offering that extends from equipment and logistics through to people and safety, in service of high-performing customers in the civil, forestry, transportation, and marine industries in search of complex supply chain solutions.

For nearly 30 years, we have worked to position The Sutherland Group as a heavy industry leader, not only with our partners, but from within. We are proud to prioritize the success of our team members by offering a diversified workplace, competitive compensation plans, benefits, training, and ongoing growth opportunities.

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