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The Safety Specialist performs a strategic and hands-on role by providing guidance and HS Program support to the operations group. Administers global and site specific requirements of the OM Safety Management Program, in accordance with federal, provincial and municipal legislation. As a member of this team, you will support operations and project work and participating in decision-making.
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Responsibilities of Health Safety Specialist
Ensure compliance by the company to OHS laws, regulations and standards and the application of these in the organization.
Assist in the planning stages of the project as required by the project manager to include reviewing user and or functional requirements.
Attend the job showing meeting where practical with the facility manager or designate, contractors and consults.
Attend the start up meeting and reviewing contractor HS Submittal information.
Perform project site health and safety inspections and report on deficiencies to the project and facility manager
Participate in the development and application of preventive programs, health and safety programs and the OHS action plans in collaboration with the directors, managers and staff.
Participate in the development or revision of policies, directives and necessary procedures for integrating the Safety Management System and see to the development of tools to assist the operations teams in attaining this goal.
Implement an inspection and audit program, proceed with regular inspections and ensure a follow-up.
Provide oversight on projects, mainly lockout programs, security in regards to machinery and height (fall prevention) and WHMIS.
Collaborate with the Health and Safety committees and ensure a follow-up with all external partners, suppliers and subcontractors.
Implement OHS training to the operations staff.
Participate and support as needed in investigations and accident analysis and recommend corrective measures.
Determine OHS performance indicators, and ensure follow-up.
Support the Operations and management teams in meeting the H&S requirements outlined in the Safety Management Systems and contractual requirements
Oversee the implementation and maintenance of the Safety Management system
Lead teams where applicable and act as a resource/ support to their regional and local facilities.
Act as the primary OHS contact for all persons carrying out work in the region.
Implement a process to ensure that contractors work within the jurisdiction of their respective Provincial Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act abide by all facility OHS practices and procedures.
Conduct random and scheduled site visits.
Implement a process to advise contractors of the presence of designated substances and other facility hazards to coordinate the completion of hazard managements plans as required.
Coordinate OHS education programs for the protection, improvement and maintenance of employees’ health and safety.
Support Maintenance Team Leaders and Managers by participating in the accident investigation process and the implementation of follow-up action plans.
Support the OHS teams, Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) and where possible is a certified member of the JHSC. Is a member of the Safety Management Team.
Qualifications of a Health Safety Specialist
Completed formal course of study in OHS management.
Current professional designation or ability to achieve CRSP or other OHS designation as required.
3-5 years experience in OHS Environment with 1-3 years knowledge of safety system audits and management and 2-5 years experience in construction and project site safety management.
Experience or knowledge in WCB act and legislation.
Good knowledge of risk management principles or other OHS related training.
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment while maintaining attention to detail.
Action oriented and results driven.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
The health safety specialist must have the ability to obtain required Security Clearance.
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