Occupational Health and Safety Consultant - Work Safe BC



Occupational Health and Safety Consultant

Reference: 036406

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Number of Positions: 7

Location: Prince George, Kelowna, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Deadline date: October 19, 2021


Are you an Occupational Health and Safety professional? Do you have leadership experience in identifying and implementing innovative occupational health and safety initiatives that support preventing worker injury and disease?


We have exciting opportunities for OHS Consultants in our Consultation and Education Services department within the Prevention Services division. These positions work directly with industry, employers, workers, Health & Safety Associations, and Certifying Partners to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe through consultation and education.


We have positions available in the following locations:

  • Prince George (Education, Healthcare or Social Service sector experience would be an asset)
  • Kelowna (Agriculture or Road Safety sector experience, or working knowledge of the Temporary Foreign Worker program would be an asset)
  • Abbotsford (Warehousing, Transportation, Retail, or MSI prevention experience would be an asset)

These positions engage with stakeholders to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe through a consultative approach.  These positions will engage with BC stakeholders in two ways:  1) At an industry level ; working with industry associations, labour associations, and health and safety associations to develop innovative strategies and resources to prevent workplace injury, disease, and death; and 2) At an employer and worker level ; consulting with individual employers and workers to provide education and support related to workplace health and safety matters with a focus on ensuring employers can achieve sustainable regulatory compliance.


We'll be reviewing applications weekly — don't wait, apply today for roles scheduled to start in January 2022.


You'll support Prevention Services initiatives by:

  • Consulting with stakeholders to focus on improving Occupational Health and Safety outcomes
  • Providing leadership in identifying and implementing innovative occupational health and safety initiatives.
  • Creating awareness of health and safety with workplaces across BC.
  • Engaging with employers and workers on their health and safety challenges.
  • Enhancing their compliance and helping them build sustainable systems to control their risks.


We're looking for people with a specific focus on occupational health and safety, who can:

  • Identify, develop, and implement strategic Prevention services, programs, projects, and initiatives that positively impact workplace health and safety.
  • Act as a technical resource and apply workplace health and safety expertise and knowledge to various stakeholders including Health & Safety Associations, industry, and employers.
  • Promote safety ownership and culture.
  • Build partnerships and networks with industry stakeholders to establish positive long-term relationships.
  • Prepare and deliver OHS safety presentations to various stakeholders with the purpose to educate on key OHS topics.
  • Support employers and workers by providing in-depth analysis and improvement of OHS programs, processes and culture, specific risk control initiatives and innovative projects.
  • Travel overnight within BC.


Your experience and educational background:

  • A university degree in a related discipline
  • You will be required to write a Consultation & Education Services (CES) specific test
  • A minimum of 9 years of health and safety experience such as, but not limited to:
  • - Development of risk assessments
  • - Designing, delivering, and implementing health and safety programs
  • - Conducting workplace health and safety inspections and/or investigations
  • - Monitoring and evaluating an organization's safety performance
  • - Participating in health and safety audits
  • - Addressing health and safety compliance issues
  • - Developing corrective action plans to improve safety performance
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered


Application Requirements:

Please submit your most up-to-date resume/cover letter and complete all mandatory application questions by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the competition.


If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.


Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.


We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.


What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.


Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team of like-minded professionals but also having that work-life balance.


Vacation, optional leave arrangements such as Earned-Time-Off (ETO), health care and dental benefits, car allowance or company vehicle, company cell phone & laptop, and contributions toward your retirement pension.

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.

If you're the successful applicant, we'll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you'll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we'll confirm your offer of employment.


WorkSafeBC is an inclusive and accessible employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Only those under consideration will be contacted. If you're unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.


This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


Thank you, in advance, for applying.


Please apply online at: https://rita.illicohodes.com/go/615249fe2755b93e4592e488/5cca1f9f85739105ac30f870/en



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