Occupational Health and Safety Advisor -

Victoria North, BRITISH COLUMBIA | 16 days | Deadline: 24 Sep 2020
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Job Summary

Victoria North
City of Victoria;

Job Description



Competition #20/146
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: September 24, 2020


Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

(Continuous)
Human Resources Department

POSITION FUNCTION
Provide programs and conduct investigations in accordance with WorkSafe BC (WCB) and other regulations to prevent occupational injuries and diseases and to reduce the human and financial impact on the organization.

KEY DUTIES
Conduct site inspections to identify workplace hazards and ensure adherence to WorkSafe BC Act and Regulation; take necessary action with site supervisor including stopping work if appropriate; complete and distribute inspection documentation with recommendations for follow up. Respond to safety infractions and issues as appropriate; participate in accident investigations; analyze near miss, accident and time loss statistics for trends; recommend corrective action and review, in consultation with departments, revise and implement standard job procedures.

Plan, schedule and present safety education and training sessions on topics such as confined space entry, biohazards, musculoskeletal injury prevention, WHMIS, and personal protective equipment; arrange for instructors from outside agencies to meet specialized training needs. Maintain training records and course feedback.

Administer safety programs such as audiometric testing, flu vaccination and hepatitis immunization shots and annual safety audits; coordinate Occupational First Aid training and services including attendants, stations, supplies and records; provide information and advice to all safety committees; act as an ex-officio member on safety committees. Facilitate joint union/management meetings on safety and WorkSafe BC related issues such as accident investigations.

Maintain records and prepare safety reports; provide input for preparation of annual safety budget and monitor expenditures.

Perform related duties where qualified

INDEPENDENCE
Work is generated by annual objectives and in response to health and safety issues.
Work is reviewed through meetings with supervisor.
Issues such as WorkSafe BC appeals, major expenditures and setting of safety performance goals are discussed with supervisor

WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Effort:

Climb ladders, stairs and scaffolding, (rare)
Mental Effort:
Deal with complaints and people in distress. (rare)
Short periods of intense concentration while preparing statistical reports. (occasional)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on a variety of source data and computer for short periods. (occasional)
Work Environment:
Office.
Industrial and construction sites during investigations. (often)
Exposure to equipment noise and dust. (rare)

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Organize and prioritize work.
Understand and apply the principles and methods of occupational health and safety administration.
Working level operation of current City of Victoria word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.
Interpret and explain related legislation and policies.
Provide technical guidance and advice to departments.
Prepare and present training sessions.
Analyze statistical records and identify trends.
Maintain accurate records.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.
Work safely on job sites.

QUALIFICATIONS
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Technical school diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in British Columbia. (2 years)
Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation.
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence
Experience:
3 years of related experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience

OTHER:
OTHER: Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations. May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 35 hrs/week
$46.71 per hour, Pay Grade 16
Job Code # 4150
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca


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