About the Job
The Safety Coordinator is responsible for ensuring a safe workplace for divisional employees. This is achieved through providing expertise to safety personnel, employees, supervisors, managers, customers and contractors on all aspects of occupational health and safety as well as on workplace hazards and high-risk activities. In addition, this role is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring safety policies and procedures for the division, safety training and facilitation of a cultural/behavioral change in the workplace regarding employees accepting responsibilities in their personal safetyJob Description:
· Provides expertise for the development of Safety Policies and Programs through joint committees to ensure that employer/ employee safety needs are met.
· Ongoing consultation to management, safety and health committees, unionized employees, major customers and contractors for the company regarding proactive solutions to safety and health related problems.
· Provides expertise to ensure that the workplace meets all applicable occupational health and safety standards as required under the Canada Labour Code, Canadian Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.
· Educates, coaches and challenges employees and groups with respect to accepting their roles and responsibilities in workplace health and safety.
· Provides leadership and guidance to Safety Officers to ensure policies developed and introduced to the workplace are being followed correctly by employees and are regularly under review to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
· Coordinates workplace audits and inspections to evaluate compliance with safety action plans, regulatory standards, best practices and corporate policies. Provides recommendations for improvement and ensures that follow up processes are in place.
· Seeks to understand the safety culture and behaviors that drive how work is performed and managed in the workplace to determine appropriate safety policies and/or procedures.
· Identifies and assesses problems/needs related to safety training. Recommends program development and other appropriate solutions.
· Delivers safety courses in the subject of safety policies and procedures, safety compliance and programs involving hazard recognition and control. Assists the Training Coordinator with other hands-on occupational health and safety training as required.
· Prepares reports on hazard recognition, evaluation and control based on analysis and interpretation of accident data and/or safety concerns.
· Primary advisor/internal resource for management and employees regarding unusual or high-risk work activities including entry into confined spaces, work requiring fall protection and working with equipment.
· Advises others on hazard recognition, hazard controls, subsequent risk and related safety matters.
Education and Experience:
· A Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Safety Professional US (CSP) designation, or working towards a CRSP or CSP designation, is required
· Completion of a College Diploma in Safety, Ergonomics or Occupational Hygiene
· A minimum of 5 years occupational health and safety related experience in an industrial unionized setting. Experience in the transportation industry, Heavy industrial construction is a definite asset
· Experience developing and implementing Safety Management Systems
Skills and Core Competencies Required:
· Thorough knowledge of all applicable Federal and Provincial legislations regarding Occupational Health and Safety plus any other relevant U.S. laws and regulations
· Effective time management, organizational and problem solving skills
· Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively transfer knowledge to a diverse group of learners
· Must be able to work independently
· Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
· Must be able to coach, facilitate and influence a cultural and behavioral change in the workplace
· Demonstrated capacity to work in a team, provide situational leadership