Safety and Compliance Coordinator

  • Badder
  • 215 Edward St, St Thomas, ON, Canada
  • Nov 17, 2021
Any

Job Description

Job purpose

The Safety and Compliance Coordinator plans, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates companywide occupational safety and compliance programs within multiple divisions and/or departments (both Federal and Provincial), with guidance from the Human Resources Director.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Initiate, promote, implement and maintain health and safety projects and initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of amendments to Canada Labour Code Part II (CLC) and Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations, MTO, US DOT and make recommendations for their implementation
  • Design safety standards to conform to industry standards, federal, provincial and local regulations
  • Develop and conduct occupational safety training for various workgroups, including evaluation and modification of programs to meet local, provincial, and federal OHSA requirements
  • Coordinate inspections, investigations, and occupational safety activities with departments and Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Research occupational safety information to ensure the best available methods and equipment are adopted to minimize the hazards in the work place
  • Ensure the timely completion of accident/injury reporting to Corporate Office
  • Advise on improvements in tracking and reporting procedures
  • Provide guidance to less experienced occupational safety personnel
  • Research, plan, organize and conduct training programs/ seminars for supervisors, employees and visitors, with regard to Orientation, WHMIS, Personal Protection Equipment, CPR/First Aid, industry specific related issues, etc. as required
  • Provide advice and counsel to employee groups on a broad range of occupational safety issues and decisions
  • Responsible for monitoring adherence to the company safety program by all employees and visitors
  • Perform job site safety compliance inspections including hazard analysis, safe work procedures, written reports and recommendations
  • Prepare Health and Safety Committee Meeting minutes monthly, distribute as required, and follow up on all points to ensure matters are resolved in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Coordinate health and safety supplies by ensuring appropriate supplies are identified and purchased in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Monitor usage of supplies and identify inappropriate use, and respond accordingly
  • Provide regular and accurate statistical reports on all medical aid, WSIB incidents and injuries, lost time/ no lost time injuries
  • Maintain Health and Safety bulletin boards
  • Maintain records of all Health and Safety related training in individual employee files and company-wide logs
  • Conduct monthly departmental safety audits, with assistance from the Health and Safety committee member of that department, and report on results
  • Investigate accidents thoroughly and effectively, and then respond appropriately as required, including communicating to, training and following up with supervisors and employees
  • Support and promote Human Resources department initiatives and provide assistance
  • Periodically act as a team leader to special task forces or teams
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree in a related field (CRSP is considered an asset)
  • 3 years' experience in an occupational health and safety role (background in transportation industry and asset)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the OHSA, Canada Labour Code Part II and Workers' compensation legislation
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong knowledge of and dedication to safety regulations and best practices
  • Strong English communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office
  • Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges

Working conditions

Fast-paced environment; Travel between facilities; Ability to attend and conduct meetings; overtime may be required;

Physical requirements

Walking and standing; Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals;