We seek a competent, effective, and highly engaged person to fill the role of Health & Safety Coordinator. Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Manager, the successful candidate will fulfill vital functions for the Town of Edson, including but not limited to:
Implementing, monitoring, reviewing, and amending all aspects of the Town’s Health and Safety program, including policies, procedures, directives, formal hazard assessments & ERPs.
Leading or arranging annual audits to maintain the Town’s Certificate of Recognition (COR), and implementing action plans in between audits.
Modeling and building growing an organizational culture that strongly prioritizes Health & Safety.
Advising employees and managers on day-to-day health and safety matters.
Managing and conducting workplace incident investigations with managers, including identifying root cause for incidents and recommending and documenting corrective/preventative action(s).
Maintaining the Town’s compliance with regulating authorities such as Occupational Health & Safety.
Creating, tracking and reporting on safety-related Key Performance Indicators.
Maintaining the Town’s health and safety database systems.
In addition to the above, this person will be the HR team’s lead on sustaining and building on the Town’s training program, ensuring (in partnership with managers) that all required training is identified, tracked, implemented and maintained.
The successful candidate will be a highly engaged self-starter who can hit the ground running. Ideally, they will possess:
A Post-Secondary Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or a related program, and
At least 3-5 years’ Occupational Health and Safety experience, ideally in a municipal setting.
The following qualifications would also be considered assets:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, a CRSP or CRST designation, Health and Safety Auditing course from AMHSA, , trainer certification in WHMIS, TDG, First Aid and related programs, and/or experience working with health and safety database systems, especially Lighthouse.
This position offers a competitive base salary range of $77,500 to $92,500 depending on experience, plus an unparalleled benefits package, which includes:
A pilot program that awards 6 weeks of vacation per year, regardless of your length of service,
Eligibility for Remote Work, with up to 40% of scheduled days working from home,
A $250/year Active Living Allowance,
Excellent Sunlife benefits through Alberta Municipalities, and
An excellent defined-benefit pension plan through LAPP!
How do you apply?
Please send us a resume and a cover letter telling us who you are, what you value, and why you think this position is a good fit for you.
This position will remain open until we find an excellent fit.
Key Responsibilities Include:
(Note, this Job Description is currently under review)
Reporting to the Senior Human Resources (HR) Manager the Health and Safety Coordinator provides subject matter expertise, coordination, coaching and resources to Town management and staff to prevent occupational injuries and illness. This is achieved through fostering a culture of prevention and ensuring required health and safety programs, processes and resources are in place. The incumbent has a shared vision to sustain a healthy, productive and sustainable workplace.
Primary Responsibilities and Authority
Ensures continuous improvement of the Town of Edson’s health and safety program through implementation and compliance with Town policies and procedures that are consistent with those set by the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA) and the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (O H & S) legislation.
Leads the review, development and implementation of health and safety policies, programs, processes and provides the necessary tools to ensure standardization in the approach aligned with the Town’s strategic priorities and legislative requirements.
Leads the annual Health and Safety program audit both internal and external and provides the necessary pro-active support to Managers prior to, during and after the audit.
Ensures the Town’s occupational health and safety program conforms to AMHSA standards to maintain our Certificate of Recognition (COR).
Coaches and provides advice to managers and staff on a variety of health and safety issues.
Manages and conducts workplace incident investigations with managers, including identifying root cause for incidents and recommending and documenting corrective/preventative action(s).
Participate in workplace inspections; conduct annual review of emergency response plans; ensure adherence to H & S Directives.
Assume chairmanship of the Town’s Joint Health and Safety Committee as per the Committee’s Terms of Reference.
Implement and manage a digitized training tracking system which records health and safety training for the entire organization.
Provides regular updates to the HR Manager regarding workplace safety trends, issues and legal developments. Provides both short and long term strategies to mitigate risk, seek resolution to advance the program while being fiscally responsible.
Works with HR and Managers to seek opportunities for early and safe return to work following occupational illness or injury.
Promote the development of employee wellness strategies based on need for illness/injury prevention and intervention.
Human Resources, Team Management, and Leadership
Train, mentor, and encourage staff to help achieve organizational health and safety goals.
Conduct employee and contractor orientations as required.
Recommend to the HR Manager on the organizational structure and staffing requirements of the Health and Safety programming functions.
Financial and Budgetary
Approve for payment, invoices for which he/she has authorized, as per policy.
Assist with preparation of annual health and safety operating budgets that work towards the municipality’s strategic priorities.
Be responsible for establishing and maintaining suitable policies, for areas under his/her control.
Prepare reports and documents for the Human Resources Manager with respect to policies, programs, budget and various other areas.
Report to the HR Manager and take direction from the HR Manager.
Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the HR Manager.
Establish and maintain positive, constructive relationships with internal and external clients.
Ability to plan, implement, evaluate and organize health and safety programing for the Town of Edson.
Ability to interpret current legislation and safety concepts and apply to day to day situations.
Ability to analyze a wide range of data and develop positive solutions to health, safety and wellness challenges.
Superior interpersonal skills (both written and oral) to work with a diverse range of staff.
Education and Experience
Relevant post secondary diploma/certificate in Health and Safety discipline.
Certification as Health and Safety Auditor, preferably AMHSA Peer Auditor.
Minimum of 3 – 5 years occupational health and safety experience, ideally in a municipal government environment.
Trainer certification in WHMIS, First Aid, TDG would be considered an asset.