The M.D. of Willow Creek is a rural community that values people, its history, the environment and the principles of honesty, integrity and respect. We are currently seeking a permanent full-time Municipal Safety Coordinator to join our team – this is a new position.
If you meet the following requirements, we want to hear from you!
Key Responsibilities Include:
Advise, develop, maintain and assist with the implementation of the health and safety program, including job hazard assessments, safe work practices, safe job procedures, policies and manuals;
Participate in regular workplace inspections and investigations;
Assist in maintaining Certificate of Recognition (COR) through internal and external audits;
Facilitate the Preventative Maintenance Program and ensure compliance;
Meet with employees at various facilities or sites to assist and conduct daily toolbox meetings and field level hazard assessments and other required forms;
Investigate and maintain records of workplace accidents, incidents, new concerns, hazards and near-misses. Recommend or initiate corrective actions as required;
Assist in emergency response and evacuation plans to ensure emergency preparedness at all work locations are implemented and reviewed;
Prepare Agendas, arrange for speakers or video presentations and conduct all General Safety Meetings;
Attend all Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings, and assist with Minutes, Agendas and recommendations. Coordinate follow-up actions when required;
Monitor legislation and regulatory changes, and initiate changes in workplace practices accordingly;
Conduct health and safety orientations for new and transferred employees and contractors. This will include scheduling and having employees complete required training;
Assist Payroll/Benefits with WCB compliance, including the reporting of incidents/claims;
Coordinate and facilitate the health and safety training needs for all employees;
Maintain an internal database for all safety documents and records ensuring accuracy and compliance;
Perform duties and participate in projects on an ad hoc basis that supports the operation of the health and safety program.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in coordinating and administering a health and safety management system, with a thorough understanding of the legislation pertaining to Occupational Health and Safety standards;
Hold a current and valid Health & Safety designation, or the ability to work towards same;
Health & Safety Auditing certification considered an asset;
Current Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License, with a clean Driver Abstract;
Possess strong communication, organizational, problem solving and computer skills;
Proficient report writing, time management and documentation skills are required, as well as accuracy and attention to detail;
Thorough understanding of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety legislation;
An understanding of municipal operations and services to conduct investigations and make recommendations;
Effective public speaking skills in front of large groups is required.
The ability to build and maintain productive working relationships is an essential part of being successful in this position.
An exciting opportunity to work in a team-based, supportive environment.
A fulfilling and challenging position.
Ongoing opportunities for personal and professional development.
Comprehensive benefit plan, including pension.
Positive working environment.
Only e-mail resumes will be accepted. All resumes must include three professional references. Please forward your resume in care of: