Regional Safety Advisor

Health & Safety Edmonton, AB


Description

Reporting to the Manager, Health & Safety the Regional Safety Advisor (RSA) is responsible for providing coaching, guidance and assistance on safety program implementation, regulatory compliance, hazard assessment and control, and other health safety related matters to all locations within the assigned operations region. Additionally, the RSA is instrumental in promoting a culture of safety and influencing safe working conditions and behaviors within their region of responsibility.

The Regional Safety Advisor maintains a close working relationship with the Regional Director in their region to ensure that safety objectives are clearly communicated and that the activities designed to meet those objectives are collaboratively planned with the operations.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Support, Education & Training

  • Assists location managers with implementing safety program requirements.
  • Advises location managers of their safety responsibilities and how to fulfill them.
  • Provides guidance on policy & procedural matters relating to health and safety.
  • Assists with the resolution of health and safety issues.
  • Provides technical assistance and advice on the control of workplace hazards.
  • Assists in the review of new work processes, equipment and materials to assess safety impacts and determine and implement effective control strategies.
  • Communicates safety program updates and/or new safety initiatives.
  • Delivers safety training and presentations.

Auditing

  • Plans, conducts and reports on the results of internal location safety audits.
  • Assists locations with developing, implementing and monitoring preventative action plans to address location audit deficiencies.
  • Coordinates provincial COR audits and reports on results.
  • Recommends preventative actions to address COR audit deficiencies.
  • Implements, monitors and follows up on the status of approved COR audit action plans.
  • Maintains records of audit findings and preventative actions.

Hazard Assessment & Control

  • Assists in the assessment of work processes to identify hazards, assess risks and determine appropriate controls.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of controls.
  • Maintains records of assessments and control measures.
  • Communicates hazard and precautionary information.

Incident Investigation & Review

  • Participates in the investigation of significant incidents, providing root cause analysis and recommendations for preventative actions.
  • Assists in preparing incident and hazard alerts.
  • Assists in the identification of incident trends and recommends solutions.
  • Provides guidance to location managers in conducting incident investigations, including the identification of root causes and appropriate preventative actions.

Regulatory Inspections & Orders

  • Reviews and responds to regulatory orders/demands.
  • Provides advice and guidance on compliance with inspection orders.
  • Communicates with regulatory officers and agencies.
  • Assists location managers with the preparation and submission of compliance plans.
  • Monitors compliance plans to completion.
  • Maintains records of regulatory inspections, orders and compliance plans.

Safety Committees

  • Assists in the set up and training of local H&S Committees.
  • Attends meetings as a technical resource upon request.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • Increased level of health and safety engagement and participation at the local level.
  • Improved audit and safety perception survey results.
  • Improved quality of incident investigations at the location level.
  • Investigations completed for all level 3 or higher incidents.
  • Reduction of regulatory orders.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a full-time safety position, preferably in an industrial environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Good working knowledge of applicable federal/provincial safety legislation.
  • Intermediate level in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to develop effective relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to gain credibility and engage, motivate and positively influence others.
  • Able to explain areas for improvement and offer solutions in a collaborative and respectful way.

EDUCATION

  • A degree, diploma or certificate in occupational health and safety from a post-secondary institute.
  • Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation an asset.
  • Past or current COR auditor certification an asset.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The role will be based in Alberta and require occasional travel within the region.

KAL TIRE AIMS

Must be consistently able to demonstrate the Kal Tire AIMS:

  • Earn trust of customers by providing them with quality and value of service and products.
  • Work productively, efficiently, and contribute.
  • Work towards expansion of the company and maintain competitiveness in the industry.
  • Honesty and Integrity.

HOW TO APPLY

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