The Health & Safety Officer is responsible for providing professional knowledge and expertise in the leadership and coordination to all occupational health, safety and loss prevention programs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees and the protection of the physical plants and company property. The incumbent provides expertise and guidance to all levels of management to promote a culture that ensures the highest standards of safety and occupational health. The Health & Safety Officer is responsible for management and coordination of Emergency Response Services for the site, including Fire/Rescue, First Aid and Site Security.
- Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, Provincial and local legislation and codes governing occupational health and safety.
- Develops policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines.
- Interfaces with regulatory agencies, committee members and site staff to formulate corrective actions.
- Develops and implements accident investigation, data analysis, and recurrence prevention programs and procedures.
- Resource advisor for the JOHSC (Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee) in order to identify opportunities for improvements for safety programs and procedures.
- Provide technical and developmental training to all employees and contractors.
- Analyze safety performance and make recommendations for improvement.
- Represent the Mill on both company wide and site committees on health & safety, hygiene and emergency response related matters.
- Prepare and maintain an annual budget for Health and Safety.
- Implementing operating guidelines, maintaining and training members, conducting assessments to ensure compliance with applicable policies and regulations.
- Manage Site Security and ensure compliance with Transport Canada Marine Facility regulations.
- Coordinate and support management and union activities to facilitate continuous improvement in the areas of occupational health, safety and loss prevention. Promote a safety culture that encourages individual responsibility and personal commitment.
- Ensure that the mill maintains a high level of first aid, safety, security and fire protection capabilities on a 24 hour, 365 day basis.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Applied or Basic Science, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene or a related field.
- CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) or
- CSO (Construction Safety Officer) designation
- Minimum five (5) years directly related experience in Occupational Health & Safety in an Industrial Setting.
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by Board of Certified Safety Professional
- Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) by American Board of Hygiene
- Experience in Emergency Response such as previous Fire Department involvement, Hazmat training, or Incident Command would be an asset.
- Excellent English, both written and verbal
- SAP experience