The Health and Safety Officer is responsible for coordinating health and safety initiatives for Flagstaff County by ensuring all departments have the information and support required to carry out their responsibilities in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the County Health and Safety Program.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Responsible for administering and monitoring the directives under the Health and Safety Program to provide legislative compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations and Codes and all other applicable legislation as well as meets the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA) audit, as follows:
Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Safe Work Practices and Job Procedures
Formal Workplace Inspections
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Incident Reporting and Investigation
Violence and Harassment Prevention
Assists in developing short and long term strategic plans for health and safety by evaluation of current initiatives, identification of needs and obtaining input from management, supervisors and employees.
Prepares, monitors and is responsible for the annual Health and Safety Program budget in the approved business plan.
Leads activities to maintain the County’s Certificate of Recognition (COR) and participation in the Partnership in Injury Reduction (PIR) Program.
Coordinates and prepares agendas for the required Health and Safety committees throughout the organization to meet legislation and PIR/COR requirements.
Ensures completion of internal audits and participates in external audits for other municipalities safety and loss prevention programs.
A minimum of three (3) years of Occupational Health and Safety experience, including investigations experience, with a thorough understanding of legislation pertaining to Occupational Health and Safety standards.
Certification in Occupational Health and Safety.
Possess or ability to obtain a Certified Peer Health and Safety Auditor certificate would be an asset.
Training certification as an instructor for Health and Safety Program requirements.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.