Job Opportunities

SAFETY ADVISOR

OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

FULL-TIME PERMANENT

The Safety Advisor is responsible for creating, implementing and coordinating all components of the Town’s safety program. This position works closely with all levels of management and employees to ensure safe work practices and policies are adhered to. The Safety Advisor is responsible for providing knowledgeable, up-to-date safety policies and procedures, facilitating work site and facility inspections, incident tracking and statistical review, conducting internal incident investigations when required, being an integral part to achieve and maintain the town’s COR, and for championing the safety program.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Plan, design, develop, implement, and evaluate the Town’s safety program.
  • Recommend and create safe work procedures, update existing procedures, enforcing and generally maintain the Town’s safety program.
  • Responsible for site and facility safety inspections, and creating corrective work lists to provide to the appropriate department.
  • Regularly review, understand and apply new OH&S legislation to the Town safety program.
  • Ensure proper communication to employees and management regarding updates to the safety program, as well as monitoring compliance.
  • Research and recommend staff training programs to the Operations Management Team. As well as, plan and organize training programs/seminars for supervisors, employees and contractors, with regard to, New Hire/Contractor Orientation, Safety Talks, Fall Protection, Personal Protection Equipment, Forklift, Aerial Work Platform, Crane, Work Site and any other required training program.
  • Assist in completing Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) for critical jobs in conjunction with supervisors and specified employees, such as JHSC members
  • Ensure that all incidents are recorded and to provide investigative efforts in those cases where it is necessary.
  • Required to provide safety policy updates and information to the staff during our monthly meetings. To attend the JHSC and to provide them updates on incidents, policies and new or changed legal requirements.
  • Provide leadership to employees by setting an example of professionalism and demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Maintain and update records such as daily reports, field level hazard assessments, confined space permits, excavation sites, Alberta Transportation paperwork and procedure manuals.
  • Monitor, update and communicate the Town’s Safety Handbook and Contractors Handbook.
  • Conduct internal safety audits as directed through Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA).

Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field
  • Working towards, or already certified, in safety certification training (e.g., CRSP) is considered a strong asset
  • Five (5) years’ direct experience in the occupational health and safety field
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in working with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Knowledge of the safe use and operation of a variety of vehicles including: trucks, graders, loaders, back hoe’s, tandems, garbage trucks, hydro-vac, skid steer and boom truck
  • Knowledge of the safe use of a variety of hand and power tools
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (written and verbal) as well as accurate attention to detail.
  • Exercises considerable independent judgement and action while prioritizing and completing tasks
  • Proven ability to build positive working relations and a safe work environment for employees
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other common applications

Apply Now

Apply to hr@coaldale.ca submitting your cover letter and resume by Wednesday, September 5, 2018.


Why work at the Town of Coaldale:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits package (health, dental, vision)
  • RRSP contribution
  • Great working environment

About the Town of Coaldale:

The Town of Coaldale is responsible for delivering a wide range of core municipal services to community residents.  It is our mission to ensure that Coaldale continues to be a preferred place to live, work and play.   For more information, visit our website at www.coaldale.ca

Applicants to be interviewed for the above positions will be contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date. Applicants not contacted are thanked for their interest and encouraged to apply for future positions advertised by the Town.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.