The OHS Coordinator reports to the Director of Transit in order to help ensure team-wide compliance with Occupational Health and Safety legislation, County policies and industry best practices regarding safety. More broadly work to increase the safety of staff, contractors, and visitors.
- Organize, monitor and document safety activities in order to reduce the risk of injuries; evaluate and demonstrate compliance with health, safety and environmental legislation; and compliance with County policies
- Review and document compliance throughout department. Identify areas of non-compliance
- Remain up-to-date on regulatory changes and communicate changes to management and staff
- Assist supervisors and other staff in complying with requirements for hazard identification, assessment, and elimination; and development of safe operating procedures and incident reporting
- Coordinate and provide resources for tailgate meetings
- Prepare and organize departmental documentation to pass routine OHS audits
- Assist management in developing interdepartmental occupational health and safety related policies
- Provide orientation and updates to staff regarding regulatory requirements and implication
- Assist management with the implementation of health and safety program initiatives to reduce the risk of injuries
- Raise awareness of safe work practices in order to reduce the risk of injury as well as legislation requirements and corporate expectations; develop and conduct safety orientation for staff, managers and contractors
- Provide structure for Emergency Response Preparedness programs at department facilities
Skills and Abilities
- Understanding of relevant legislation applicable to Occupational Health and Safety CSA standards and Alberta Traffic Act
- Ability to work independently yet be an effective member of a team
- Work collaboratively to advance safety initiatives in an operational setting
- Strong communication skills and ability to influence others and build support for change
- A ‘can-do’ attitude, results orientated and genuinely passionate about safety
- Project-focused, hands-on, practical, and can adopt common sense approach to meeting organizational needs
- Highly ethical, credible and with strong integrity and encourages the highest levels of safety behaviour
- Occupational Health and Safety Diploma and 2 years of related work experience or Certificate and 4 years of related work experience
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional Designation (CRSP) or in the process of obtaining designation is preferred
- Experience working in public service and/or a transit environment would be considered an asset
Conditions of Employment
- Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.
Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.
A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.