Occupational Health & Safety Officer (Program Officer 18)

locationCharlottetown - Prince Edward Island (PE),

atJobs PEI

Estimated salary $31.23 - $39.06 an hour

Job Description:

Bi-Weekly Hours: 75.0 hours bi-weekly / Days.(Commencing Immediately for 6 Months with Possible Extension)This position will promote and manage a safe, healthy work environment for employees by developing, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating Health PEI occupational health and safety programs, services, and policies. The primary focus of the position is to support Health PEI in its compliance with OH&S legislated obligations and to promote a culture of safety. This position supports OH&S provincially across all work sites and programs, including some which operate on a 24/7 hour basis. This position reports to the Wellness and Safety Manager in the Human Resources team. Duties will include, but are not limited to: - providing leadership, coordination and support on all matters related to Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S);- conducting accident and/or incident investigations related to OH&S;- assisting with the development of safe work procedures;- identifying hazards, making recommendations and collaborating with managers to maintain a safe working environment;- ensuring on-site workplace safety committees are in place and functioning and acting as a resource to management, employees and committees, (ie. Fire and Safety, OH&S Committees, etc.); - promoting, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the delivery of OH&S training programs and guidelines;- liaising with OH&S counterparts/partners and consulting with other public sector employers to ensure efficient delivery of OH&S programs, best use of resources, and consistent application and training of OH&S programs;- collecting, coordinating, monitoring, and reporting accurate up-to-date incident/accident/illness data, and identify patterns, trends, and anomalies;- acting as consultant to ensure compliance with the OH&S Act and Regulations;- providing support to managers and employees regarding WCB and LTD processes;- ensuring Workers’ Compensation claims are captured in incident management database and provide support to management and employees as needed;- providing reports to Management/Senior Management/Human Resources on OH&S issues;- in the absence of the Return to Work OH&S Officer, providing support in leading, facilitating, developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating return-to-work and accommodation processes and programs for employees and leaders;- liaising with
Workers’ Compensation Board, LTD and other health partners and insurance providers to determine the injured employees capabilities, rehabilitation placement and to coordinate the return to work process for employees receiving WCB or LTD benefits;- participating on Health PEI Wellness and Safety team and lead delegated projects.
Minimum Qualifications: - successful candidate must have a university degree in a related health discipline with extensive experience in a healthcare institution environment;- must have a working knowledge of relevant act and legislation (eg. Occupational Health & Safety Act, Workers Compensation Act, Human Rights Act, Labour Act, etc.);- knowledge and experience with duty to accommodate, disability management, and return-to-work processes and legislative obligations;- sensitivity to the balance between advocacy of the employee and the employer’s needs, rights, and obligations;- critical thinking ability;- above-average problem solving ability;- must have a demonstrated skills and abilities in leadership including the ability to influence, communication, group facilitation, training, presentation, and organization;- above average ability to organize and prioritize;- knowledge of, and ability to interpret, relevant collective agreements and legislation;- the successful applicant must have the ability to work independently and pro-actively with minimum supervision;- competency with computer applications is required. Other Qualifications: - previous experience in occupational health & safety is preferred;- travel is required and must have a valid driver’s license and/or reliable means of transportation;- certification and/or specialized education and training in the areas of adult education, occupational health & safety, and/or safe manual handling would be preferred;- additional relevant education and experience will be considered an asset;- the successful applicants must provide a satisfactory criminal records check prior to beginning employment.Please Note: Successful applicants are expected to complete the term of temporary assignment unless appointed to a permanent position. Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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