Occupational Health and Safety Specialist – City of Surrey

Overview
Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can help make a difference in a city of vibrant communities? This is an incredible opportunity to work for one of BC’s top employers for six consecutive years and to contribute to the exciting evolution of the City of Surrey!

Scope
Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Health & Safety, the Occupational Health & Safety Specialist is accountable for supporting and contributing to the ongoing development, implementation, coordination and administration of the City’s Occupational Health and Safety Programs, while building strong relationships with key client groups.

Responsibilities
Areas of focus include leading accident/incident investigation, supporting emergency response, enabling workplace safety compliance, building OHS policies/protocols, conducting risk assessments/safety inspections, developing safe work procedures, delivering safety coaching, and developing/coordinating OHS training. In addition, to core responsibilities, the Occupational Health & Safety Specialist will be responsible for leading an area of OHS expertise.

The Occupational Health & Safety Specialist works with a diverse group of stakeholders to achieve OHS success by supporting a workplace where every employee returns home safely at the end of the work day. This fast paced and challenging work is conducted both in office and field conditions.

Qualifications
This position requires post–secondary diploma, related degree, or certificate in Occupational Health and/or Safety with 5-7 years of related experience. Additional assets include: a safety-related professional designation (CRSP); experience operating in a unionized municipal environment; knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations, accident investigation techniques, WorkSafeBC claims management, workplace inspections and occupational hygiene testing; and hands-on experience in designing/implementing safety initiatives and delivering safety training to diverse work groups. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity please contact Carol Robinson or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to cleartalent@hwest.ca. We will respond to all who express interest.

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