OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER – CORPORATE

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER

 Rogers is leading BC flour and food processor with two mill/processing locations. We produce high quality, competitively priced, specialty flours, cereal and value-added grain based products. Our products are distributed throughout North America and exported to Pacific Rim countries. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Occupational Health & Safety Officer based out of the Lower Mainland or the Okanagan, TBD.

GENERAL PURPOSE:

As the company’s designated Corporate Safety Officer, the Occupational Health & Safety Officer is responsible for providing safety leadership and support to both Rogers Foods Ltd. Divisions in addition to ensuring compliance with corporate and federal legal safety standards and regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Safety Management

  • Identify and prioritize areas of safety performance concerns and opportunities for improvement
  • Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices
  • Ensure continual safety improvements and set annual objectives. Monitor results and audit progress and recommend policies and procedures to reduce risks and hazards
  • Perform safety and environmental audits and inspects facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance
  • Work with divisional supervisors/managers to develop remediation solutions for audit issues
  • Participate with divisional supervisors/managers to investigate industrial accidents, near-miss incidents, and occupational injuries to determine causes, install preventative measures and help manage return-to-work activities
  • Develop, update and manage workplace safety programs, risk assessments, rail spur safety programs, WHMS systems, standard work procedures and policies
  • Manage workplace safety programs, procedures and policies
  • Conduct or outsource environmental testing, ergonomic assessments

Safety Training

  • Establish and monitor safety programs designed to reduce lost-time incidents, recordable cases and improvements in the divisional/company safety records
  • Establish facility safety programs, including on-boarding and record keeping working with plant leadership and human resources to insure these programs are carried out
  • Ensure training activities are recorded in the company’s HRIS and monitored for applicable expiry dates
  • Review and revise emergency evacuation plans, conduct annual fire/evacuation drills

Safety Administration

  • Monitor, analyze and report safety and environmental metrics and performance for the divisions
  • Prepare and submit annual compliance reports to HRDC
  • Review reports of injury to ensure completeness and appropriate action is taken to prevent re-occurrence
  • Coordinate or administer health and safety testing/certifications for employees
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure proper execution of workers’ compensation programs
  • Responsible for compliance with Canada Labour Occupational health and Safety requirements and ensures employees follow established practices and guidelines
  • Other related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Demonstrated post-secondary education majoring in Occupational Health & Safety and/or hold a recognized OH&S designation i.e. CSO, NCSO, CRSP, etc.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of related leadership experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of all safety rules at all levels of government including Work Safe BC and Federal Health & Safety Regulations
  • Possess or be agreeable to obtain “Trainer” certifications to provide in-house training in areas of Confined Space, Forklift, Fall Protection, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Programs to produce health and safety program documentation.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated with strong project management and multi-tasking skills is required
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel monthly between divisions
  • Based out of the Lower Mainland or the Okanagan, TBD

Please submit your resume by May 3, 2019 to rogershr@rogersfoods.com

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Rogers Foods is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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