Health and Safety Advisor
Enerkem Inc. - Edmonton, AB

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This position will be responsible for maintaining and administering the Enerkem’s Environment, Health and Safety programs, training as well as maintaining records in compliance with corporate requirements and regulatory agencies, such as WCB, OSHA, EPA, DOT/TDG, Environment Alberta, NFPA and CSA.

Key Responsibilities

· Development and implementation of program management guidelines, policies and safe work procedures and circulates rules and regulations governing the workplace, including periodic compliance and risk audits.
· Development and implementation of value-added EHS initiatives that provide effective risk management and control and maintain regulatory compliance.
· Development, administration and implementation of Enerkem Training Programs.
· Implementation of a system of planned inspection of projects, equipment, materials and operations to determine the existence of and correct unsafe conditions and practices.
· Recommendation on industrial hygiene and safety related problems on the work site.
· Identify safety criticalities and environmental sensitive areas and design mitigation measures. Immediately deals with identified problems by giving specific instructions/advice for the correction of the problem(s) to the Plant Manager, Project Manager, Superintendent, Supervisor or worker as appropriate. If the incident is immediately dangerous for life or health (IDLH), the EHS Manager must take immediate action. Be an expert in critical safety elements, such as LOTO, Confined spaces, Chemicals, Emergencies, Fall protection.
· Participates in Hazard/Risk Assessments and Joint Health, Safety Committee meetings as needed. Ensures workers have a thorough knowledge of the potential hazards on site and takes the precautions necessary to guard against them.
· Assists the Superintendent in the Incident Investigation, or reviews reports, of all incidents, accidents or near misses (Injuries, PSM and Environmental incidents). Submits reports, complete with recommendations for improvements, to the Plant Manager or designate and Director, Environment, Health and Safety.
· Evaluate the EHS performance and provide guidance on trends, corrective actions and loss rates.
· Ensures subcontractors are in compliance with the company safety policies and regulation.
· Adhere to the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program of Alberta and perform audits – internally and externally, as requested by the COR.
· Audit, analyze and report environmental performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies.

Education

· Bachelors' Degree in related field or Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is required.
· Completed or working towards CRSP.

Experience

· Five to Ten years of experience developing and implementing EHS programs in a manufacturing environment (chemical plant experience is an asset)
· Knowledge of Alberta Environment, Health and Safety Acts and Regulations and WCB policies.
· Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills.
· Strong organizational, consultative, communication and leadership skills.


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About this company
Enerkem is a leading waste to biofuels and chemicals company. It manufactures, owns and operates community-based advanced biorefineries...