Wanted: Health & Safety Coordinator

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Job #2018-21: Health and Safety Coordinator (Permanent)
Date posted:         February 5, 2018
Closing date:        February 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Job type: Permanent Full-Time
Start date: April 2018
Wage range: $71,160.57 to $86,464.85 per year (2017 rate)
Hours of work: 35 per week, usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the requirement to respond to urgent matters as needed outside of normal work hours; flexibility in scheduling is necessary to change shifts, work evenings, weekends or holidays, attend training or other events outside of normal work hours and/or to work overtime as needed.
How to apply: http://www.collingwood.ca/humanresources
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Health and Safety Coordinator is responsible for assessing compliance with health and safety (H&S) legislation to promote the well-being of employees in the workplace, manage exposure to risk and reduce costs related to workplace injuries and/or non-compliance fines and penalties.  Conducts workplace audits to identify unsafe work conditions and practices to reduce workplace accidents; provides problem-solving and makes recommendations related to workplace practices/conditions and accident investigations; compiles and tracks statistics and data to facilitate the prioritization of mitigation strategies; interprets applicable codes, standards, guidelines and relevant legislation; provides advice and guidance to managers/supervisors to ensure legislative compliance; writes policies and procedures; develops and delivers H&S training and workshops; and, liaises with and provides guidance to the Multi-site Joint Health and Safety Committee (MJHSC).  Main duties and responsibilities include:  compliance; H&S programs; training; policy and services administration; and, risk management.
Experience and Qualifications:
1. Degree/diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or related discipline, 
2. Minimum four (4) years related experience and knowledge of occupational health and safety, preferably in a municipal setting.
3. CRSP designation and a strong knowledge of OHSA, NIOSH, WHMIS, CSA standards and other provincial and federal safety legislation and policies that affect municipalities.
4. Knowledge of health and safety management systems (e.g., CSA Z1000), machine guarding and electrical safety preferred.  Knowledge of Electrical Code, Building Code, AODA and other applicable Codes/Acts an asset.
5. Strong degree of tenacity and resolve and self-starter who works with limited direction.  Results driven and ensures the right course of action is taken.
6. Excellent negotiation skill/team skills/team building capabilities.  Good planning and organizational skills.
7. Mechanically inclined with technical knowledge of municipal operations with a hands-on approach to delivering health and safety services.
8. Able to wear PPE including ear, eye, face, foot, hand and respiratory equipment as required.
9. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
10. Policy writing ability with attention to detail is required.
11. Ability to deal effectively and courteously with all staff, other government agencies, safety groups and the public. Ability to cope with interruptions, exercise discretion and good judgement.
12. Ability to demonstrate tact and discretion in handling matters of a confidential nature and familiarity with MFIPPA.  Exposed to confidential information through the processes of workplace inspections, accident investigations and testing in the workplace where disclosure is specifically prohibited under the OHSA.
13. Valid Class G driver’s license and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.  Ability and willingness to travel within the community as required.
14. Possess standard first aid and CPR/AED Level C certificate and Police Information Check with results satisfactory to the employer.