Position title
Occupational Health & Safety Officer
Description

The Occupational Health & Safety Officer provides safety leadership and support to both Rogers Foods Ltd. Divisions in addition to ensuring compliance with Corporate and Federal legal safety standards and regulations.

Responsibilities

Safety Management

  • Identify and prioritize areas of safety performance concerns and opportunities for improvement
  • Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices
  • Ensure continual safety improvements and set annual objectives. Monitor results and audit progress and recommend policies and procedures to reduce risks and hazards
  • Perform safety and environmental audits and inspects facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance
  • Work with divisional supervisors/managers to develop remediation solutions for audit issues
  • Participate with divisional supervisors/managers to investigate industrial accidents, near-miss incidents, and occupational injuries to determine causes, install preventative measures and help manage return-to-work activities
  • Develop, update and manage workplace safety programs, risk assessments, rail spur safety programs, WHMS systems, standard work procedures and policies
  • Manage workplace safety programs, procedures and policies
  • Conduct or outsource environmental testing, ergonomic assessments

 

Safety Training

  • Establish and monitor safety programs designed to reduce lost-time incidents, recordable cases and improvements in the divisional/company safety records
  • Establish facility safety programs, including on-boarding and record keeping working with plant leadership and human resources to ensure these programs are carried out
  • Ensure training activities are recorded in the company’s HRIS and monitored for applicable expiry dates
  • Review and revise emergency evacuation plans, conduct annual fire/evacuation drills

 

Safety Administration

  • Monitor, analyze and report safety and environmental metrics and performance for the divisions
  • Prepare and submit annual compliance reports to EAHOR
  • Review reports of injury to ensure completeness and appropriate action is taken to prevent reoccurrence
  • Coordinate or administer health and safety testing/certifications for employees
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure proper execution of workers’ compensation programs
  • Responsible for compliance with Canada Labour Occupational health and Safety requirements and ensures employees follow established practices and guidelines
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) while preforming job duties and tasks
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

 

 

Experience
  • Demonstrated post-secondary education majoring in Occupational Health & Safety and/or hold a recognized OH&S designation i.e. CSO, NCSO, CRSP, etc.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of related leadership experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of all safety rules at all levels of government including Work Safe BC and Federal Health & Safety Regulations
  • Possess or be agreeable to obtain “Trainer” certifications to provide in-house training in areas of Confined Space, Forklift, Fall Protection, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Programs to produce health and safety program documentation.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated with strong project management and multi-tasking skills is required
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel monthly between divisions
  • Based out of the Lower Mainland or the Okanagan, TBD

 

Employment Type
Full-time
Industry
Manufacturing
Job Location
44360 Simpson Road, BC, V2R4B7, Canada - May be based in Vernon/Armstrong or Chilliwack BC
Working Hours
40
Date posted
March 27, 2024
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