Regional Safety Advisor

Health & Safety Vernon, BC Fort McMurray, AB


Description

REGIONAL SAFETY ADVISOR, MINING TIRE GROUP

Reporting to the VP Canadian Operations the Regional Safety Advisor (RSA) provides coaching, guidance and assistance on safety program implementation, regulatory compliance, hazard assessment and control, as well as other health and safety related matters to all locations within their assigned region. The RSA is instrumental in promoting a culture of safety and influencing safe working conditions and behaviors.

The RSA will maintain a close working relationship with the Sales and Operations Managers to ensure that safety objectives are clearly communicated and that the activities designed to meet those objectives are collaboratively planned.

In addition, the RSA provides mentoring and guidance to Site Supervisors to assist them in developing within their roles by improving their safety related level of knowledge and results.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Support, Education and Training
• Assists Site Supervisors with implementing safety program requirements
• Advises Site Supervisors of their safety responsibilities and how to fulfill them
• Provides guidance on policy & procedural matters relating to health and safety
• Assists sites 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
• Develops and delivers safety training, including presentations and educational materials

Auditing
• Plans, conducts and reports on the results of internal safety audits
• Assists sites with developing, implementing and monitoring preventative action plans to address site audit deficiencies
• Maintains records of audit findings and preventative action
• Provides audit guidance to Sales and Operation Managers
• Performs safety program reviews

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
• Prepares and communicates hazard and precautionary information

Incident Investigation & Review
• Provides guidance to Site Supervisors in conducting incident investigations, including the identification of root causes and appropriate preventative actions
• Support the investigation of any high potential or significant incidents
• Develops incident and hazard alerts
• Review injury and incident data to identify trends and recommend improvement strategies

Regulatory Inspections & Orders
• Provides guidance to Site Supervisors on the interpretation of regulations and appropriate compliance measures
• Liaise with Corporate Health and Safety team in response to any regulatory orders/demands
• Provides advice and guidance on compliance with inspection orders

Safety Committee
• Lead the local MTG Canada H&S Committees
• Establish annual goals and objective for the Committee
• Set agenda, assign tasks, support development of solutions
• Distribution of minutes and action plans throughout the Region

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Minimum 7 years’ experience working in a full-time safety position, preferably in an industrial environment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

• Extensive knowledge of federal/provincial safety legislation – fully competent to access, interpret and apply all relevant Act(s) and Regulations and assess and establish compliance
• Intermediate level in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills
• Expert knowledge and experience in evaluating regulatory and safety program compliance and overall safety program performance
• Extensive experience in leading incident investigations, performing cause analysis and preparing formal reports of findings and recommendations
• Superior 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 or diploma in occupational health and safety from a post-secondary institute
• Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation
• Past or current COR auditor certification


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

• Required to travel within region 50% of the time