Industrial Health and Safety Specialist
Location: Langley, British Columbia
We are a respected and growing consulting company providing environmental, geotechnical, and related services to private- and public-sector clients. Our services include transactional due diligence, site assessment and remediation, environmental liability management, facilities management, consulting/legal support, geotechnical investigation and design, construction inspection and materials testing, occupational hygiene, safety consulting, and environmental and health and safety auditing.
Our core values of Integrity, Technical Excellence, Personal Service, Practical Approach, and Respect have informed the firm’s development and have created a work environment focused on client service and employee satisfaction.
We have an exciting opportunity for an owner’s Industrial Health and Safety Specialist for a client in Langley, British Columbia. The position is a contract term with 40 hours a week and is anticipated to run from February 2023 to approximately May 2023 with the possibility of extension to one year full-time.
The ideal candidate will have 7-8 years of hands-on H&S experience in an industrial and manufacturing setting and be proficient in the management of high-risk activities including electrical safety, confined space, fall protection, and materials handling all within the context of WorkSafeBC. The candidate must also work well in collaborative environments, have strong verbal and written communication skills, be able to work independently, be detail-oriented, and an energetic self-starter who possess a strong work ethic.
As our client’s on-site safety representative, you will work in partnership with the current staff to ensure a safe work culture, and, when necessary, work with subcontractors to create a culture of safety that ensures that every employee remain safe.
You will help ensure that site safety programs meet regulatory requirements and adhere to the client’s expectations for job site safety, which go above and beyond basic compliance.
- Perform monthly audits and inspections in program areas to include waste, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous materials.
- Develop and maintain a safety program
- Complete permitting applications for review and submittal to regulatory agencies.
- Participate in staff and project meetings as needed.
- Conduct assessments of process areas for environmental regulatory applicability
- Perform general health and safety walkthroughs and auditing on a bi-weekly, weekly, and monthly basis.
- Develop corrective actions and documentation.
- Develop risk assessments and safe operating procedures for equipment and chemical use.
- Maintain site equipment and chemical inventory maintenance.
- Host and/or participate in monthly safety committee meetings.
- Participate in emergency planning and business continuity with Facilities and Risk Management teams.
- Review new research equipment, automated equipment, equipment moves, and lifts, including equipment installations and commissioning of equipment.
- Assist in in developing corrective actions and communicating to stake holders.
- University degree or college diploma in a relevant field (occupational health & safety, environmental and/or safety engineering, safety management, industrial hygiene, sciences);
- 7+ years’ experience with health and safety in the industrial and manufacturing setting.
- Certification or working towards obtaining (CRSP, CSO, NCSO, GSC-CSC, CSP, CIH, etc.).
- Must have a deep understanding of British Columbia Health & Safety Regulations
- Must be able to conduct on-site training
- Must have in depth knowledge of controlling COVID-19 risks in an industrial site.
- Familiarity with NFPA, MECCS, and WorkSafeBC.
- Additional safety training such as OSHA 10 or 30-hour for Construction or General Industry, 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER is a plus.
- Proficient with management/supervision of high-risk activities including electrical safety, excavation, fall protection, material handling and crane operations.
- Experienced in communicating and problem solving as a team with subcontractors.
- A background and knowledge working with trades such as electricians, ironworkers, pipefitters, etc. (preferred);
- Must have strong skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365
- May be required to pass a company-paid physical examination, drug-screen, and have a valid driver's license
- Experience conducting site safety audits and inspections
- Experience conducting incident investigations and reporting
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
We offer competitive rate of pay, commensurate with experience. It is expected that the position may require some additional work, as the work schedule will conform to the hours of the project site.
We are committed to providing a diverse and barrier‑free work environment, and will make accommodations available to applicants upon request during the recruitment process.