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Occupational Health and Safety Officer

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Location:

Peace River

Competition #:

NLC-1688

Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

July 3rd, 2018

Closing Date:

July 24th, 2018 - 10:59pm

Job Start Date:

August 1st, 2018

Compensation Rate:

Salary Range: $54,924 to $72,264 per year

Hours Per Week:

36.25

Additional Information:

Northern Lakes College is a publicly governed Comprehensive Community Institution (CCI) with 23 campuses and 5 community access point sites, located in 50 communities across northern Alberta. Diploma and certificate programs include academic upgrading, business administration, office administration, health sciences and human services, trades and technology, university studies, and a variety of continuing education and corporate training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide our employees with an attractive benefits plan and competitive salaries. The college’s service region offers numerous recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following full time position available:

Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Reference #NLC-1688

Salary Range: $54,924 to $72,264 per year

August 1, 2018 to ongoing

Location: Peace River

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in a related and appropriate field;
  • Acceptable technical training in the field of Occupational Health and Safety or related area;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Occupational Health and Safety field;
  • Clean Criminal Record check prior to commencement.

Suggested Additional Qualifications:

  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation would be an asset;
  • Experience in Computerized Safety Management systems.

For complete details on this employment opportunity, visit us online at: www.northernlakescollege.ca click on Careers at NLC

Please submit a resume quoting the reference number NLC-1688 to:

Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3 

Fax: 780-849-5881

Closing Date: July 24, 2018

Note: Northern Lakes College thanks all applicants for their interest in employment; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Job Description

Overall Purpose

The Occupational Health and Safety Officer reports to the Occupational Health and Safety Manager and is accountable for the establishment and implementation of both legislative requirements and Northern Lakes College’s safety management plan which emphasizes safety in the workplace through management and staff involvement in the preparation of safe work practices.  This position will also have primary responsibility for conducting/coordinating monthly Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee meetings.  

Primary Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support the development of OHS policies and programs
  • Review existing policies, procedures and regulations and recommend updates as necessary to maintain legislative compliance and changing work environments
  • Initiate and organize OHS training of employees, both new and existing
  • Advise and train on various safety-related topics such as workplace inspections, WHMIS etc.
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, hazard assessments and working along procedures are managed and employees are aware of their responsibilities
  • Inform the Occupational Health and Safety Manager of any concerns and complaints relating to health and safety issues from employees and/or students and takes appropriate actions
  • Conduct hazard assessments and enforce preventative measures
  • Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (for example not using protective equipment)
  • Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy
  • Record and conduct a preliminary investigation incidents to determine cause and ensure recommended improvements are implemented
  • Ensure full and accurate health and safety training records are maintained in their area.
  • Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to the Occupational Health and Safety Manager.
  • Actively participate as a Committee member of the Emergency Response Plan and the Risk Management Committee
  • Conduct regular testing, maintenance and training of SPOT satellite messengers, AEDs, fire extinguishers and Narcan kits.
  • Completion of Ergonomic assessments as requested
  • Completion of small building repairs that are a safety issue including changing out batteries for emergency systems, managing dangerous trees and other hazards.
  • Some travel for meetings, and site visits will be required

Skills and Knowledge:

  • In depth knowledge of legislation – particularly the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Occupational Health and Safety Code and Alberta Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Experience in investigations and root cause analysis
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Computer skills in internet Explorer, MS Word, Excel and e-mail applications
  • Ability to work well as part of a team

Contacts (Internal and External):

  • College faculty and staff
  • Students
  • Contractors
  • Vendors/Suppliers
  • Municipal Government and Agencies
  • General public

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in a related and appropriate field
  • Acceptable technical training in the field of Occupational Health and Safety or related area
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Occupational Health and Safety field
  • Clean Criminal Record check prior to commencement.

Suggested Additional Qualifications:

  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation would be an asset.
  • Experience in Computerized Safety Management systems

 

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