County of Barrhead is seeking to fill the role of Health & Safety Coordinator. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Health & Safety Coordinator is a proactive team player responsible for the overall guidance, technical support, and administration of the County’s Health & Safety Management System. The position is currently part-time, 80 hours per month.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Facilitate the implementation, administration, and maintenance of the County’s Health & Safety Management System in accordance with applicable legislation.
Monitor compliance with legislation & OHS Standards, and recommend policies, directives, and necessary procedures for continual improvement and integration into the Health & Safety Management System.
Monitor Incident and Near Miss Reporting and analyse safety statistics.
Manage and facilitate the employee and contractor orientation process & training, and re-certification of employees in relation to Health & Safety.
Provide leadership, technical expertise, and administrative support to the Joint Workplace Health & Safety Committee and its members.
Coordinate and implement workplace inspections, ensuring they are performed in accordance with the Health & Safety Management System.
Completing internal hazard and risk assessments for new and existing tasks.
Coordinate and implement the required internal and external audits.
Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to all areas of the organization with respect to Health & Safety.
Health & Safety Diploma or Certificate
Minimum of 3 years of health and safety experience. Previous municipal experience is an asset, but not a requirement
Knowledge of PIR/COR program requirements
Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to travel to various worksites within the County
Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate
Certified AMHSA auditor (or comparable) would be an asset
Experience and knowledge of WCB legislation
Excellent written communication skills
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and interact with staff at various levels of the organization.
General knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management and emergency operations would be an asset.