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Occupational Health and Safety Manager

Manager

Location:

Slave Lake

Competition #:

NLC-1687

Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

July 3rd, 2018

Closing Date:

July 24th, 2018 - 11:59pm

Compensation Rate:

Salary Range: $91,743 to $118,343 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 Manager

Reference #NLC-1687

Salary Range: $91,743 to $118,343 per year

August 2018 to ongoing

Location: Slave Lake

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field;
  • 5+ years’ experience in Occupational Health and Safety or related area;
  • Designation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or be willing to pursue one of these designations;
  • Managerial/Supervisory experience (preferably in safety);
  • Clean Criminal Record check prior to commencement;
  • 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-1687 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 Manager

Job Description

Overall Purpose

The Occupational Health and Safety Manager reports to the Executive Director, Human Resources and Health & Safety, and is responsible for the review, development, implementation and monitoring of Northern Lakes College’s Health and Safety management system, to ensure the safety of staff, students, visitors and contractors, in line with current Occupational Health and Safety and associated legislation.  This position also has responsibility for the management of the Occupational Health and Safety Officers.

Primary Areas of Responsibility:

  • Review and develop all aspects of the College’s Health and Safety Policy and activity and ensure that it is implemented consistently across the College, and recommend updates as necessary to maintain legislative compliance and changing work environments.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming Occupational Health and Safety legislation and ensure that the College has systems and procedures in place to meet legal compliance.
  • Work proactively with managers and other key staff to establish and maintain a program of continuous improvement in the management of Health and Safety within their areas of responsibility, which includes conducting regular audits.
  • Ensure that rigorous risk assessment and incident management systems are in place to enable Campuses, including Community Access Points, to undertake risk assessment processes to identify hazards and to ensure that appropriate control measures are in place.
  • Maintain a central record of all risk assessments. Approve risk assessments the College related to Health and Safety, identify mitigation and perform follow up.
  • Discuss areas for improvement with relevant staff and/or external bodies and develop appropriate corrective actions.
  • Ensure completion of fire assessments according to agreed schedule and in line with legal requirements for all campuses.
  • Ensure that all College employees are provided with comprehensive and relevant information and training on College Health and Safety systems and procedures, including advising on workplace practices.
  • Maintain the safety database and prepare reports for Health and Safety Committee and Senior Leadership team, using statistical and other analytical tools. Inform the Executive Director, Human Resources and Health & Safety of accidents or incidents that require notification and investigation.
  • Ensure all investigations are completed as required.
  • Undertake the planning and implementation of fire drills and other evacuation procedures as part of the College’s Emergency Response Plan and the Risk Management Committee teams.
  • Ensure that appropriate records are maintained in compliance with legal requirements
  • Be an active member of the College’s Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee and actively promote a safe environment throughout the College.
  • Attend regular update training on Health and Safety legislation and the application of key policies in an educational institution and advise the Senior Leadership Team of key developments and areas for change/improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with, and implementation of, all College policies and procedures that impact on the delivery of effective Health and Safety systems
  • Some travel for meetings, and site visits will be required
  • Responds to and investigates concerns and complaints relating to health and safety issues from employees and/or students and takes appropriate actions
  • Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy
  • Record and investigate incidents to determine cause and ensure recommended improvements are implemented
  • Completion of Ergonomic assessments as requested.

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 with conducting 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in Occupational Health and Safety or related area
  • Designation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or be willing to pursue one of these designations.
  • Managerial/Supervisory experience (preferably in safety)
  • Clean Criminal Record check prior to commencement.
  • Experience in Computerized Safety Management systems

 

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