Heath and Safety Officer

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Title:                           Health and Safety Officer      

Department:               Human Resources

Reports to:                 Director of Human Resources

Direct Reports:          N/A

Designation:               Fulltime

Review date:              3 Months

JOB SUMMARY

The Health and Safety Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive range of employee health and safety programs and services to meet the goals and legal obligations of the Tsuut’ina Nation. These functions include, but may not be limited to, the assessment, facilitation and evaluation of injury prevention programs, occupational health and safety awareness and legislative compliance, employee and family wellness and the development, implementation and consultation on health and safety policies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure TsuuT’ina Nation remains compliant with all relevant Health and Safety Legislation / Regulations and by-laws.
  • Plan, develop, implement, coordinate, evaluate, and update Tsuut’ina Nation’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs
  • Develop annual health and safety plans for the company based on a full review of health and safety-related needs (assessment of hazards, audits, emergency planning, risk reduction strategies, changing legislation and best practices)
  • Review occupational health and safety legislation, amendments and best practices to optimize occupational health and safety programs
  • Provide all levels of the company with advice related to health and safety matters, legislative requirements and best practices in the field
  • Assist in representing management in matters of health and safety with internal and external agencies and organizations relating to the health and safety
  • Provide management with reports on incidents and injuries, lost time injuries, health-related absenteeism and other occupational health and safety information
  • Collaborate with the Benefits Coordinator on return to work programs, working closely with the employee, his/her supervisors and the insurance company to ensure the employee’s safety and health upon return to work
  • Investigate accidents thoroughly and effectively, and then respond appropriately as required, including communicating to, training and following up with supervisors and employees
  • Ensure any work refusals are properly investigated and that any necessary corrections to the work processes are implemented and documented
  • Liaise with insurance providers on all claims, including managing appeals where appropriate
  • Develop, arrange, and present safety orientation and training for all new employees, existing employees and visitors to ensure complete and effective understanding of potential risks and expected behaviors within the company​
  • Develop a matrix for training requirements, maintain records of all health and safety-related training and assist in the development of rollout programs
  • Lead an annual health and safety program audit to ensure the effectiveness of occupational health and safety programs including risk assessments, at varying levels, and act as a trainer/advisor to internal auditors
  • Coordinate inspections, investigations, and occupational health and safety activities within various departments
  • Coordinate health and safety supplies by ensuring appropriate supplies are identified and purchased in a timely and cost-effective manner and used appropriately​
  • Create, monitor, amend and update the organization’s Health and Safety Handbook
  • Serve and be the subject expert on a Health and Safety Committee
  • Assist in the preparation and management of an occupational health and safety budget
  • Ensure the documentation and retention of all health and safety-related records
  • Perform other related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Post-secondary school diploma or degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field of study
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, as per the Occupational Health & Safety Act/Regulations
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with occupation health and safety management
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety management, applicable federal, provincial and municipal regulations/legislation, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations and applicable Human Rights
  • Knowledge of Insurance processes and procedures, including claims management and related legislation
  • Experience with disability management, accident investigation, workplace inspection and job hazard analysis are preferred
  • Proven ability to effectively plan and direct the work of the department and manage its staff and resolve conflict in a positive and constructive manner
  • Willing to actively participate in continuous professional development throughout the course of employment
  • Proven ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and records
  • Service and team-oriented leader who pays specific attention to detail
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility, listening and persuasion skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office

IN ADDITION:

  • Depending on your position – a Vulnerable Sector check must be required upon application from all provinces, states or countries lived in for the last four years. Vulnerable Sector checks must be completed within the past month.

NOTE:

Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

 Competition Opens:   November 1, 2022

Competition Closes:   November 15, 2022 @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)

 

Please apply in writing, including a resume to:       

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

OR Email: Jobs@tsuutina.com

Please reference in subject line: JOB TITLE & REF# or will NOT be opened

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those chosen with the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@tsuutina.com.