OHS Consultant

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 Job Title:                    OHS Consultant

Reporting to:              Phil Schick

 

Position Summary

Photon is revamping our Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) program to incorporate pro-active aspects to our approach to keep our employees, visitors, and contractors safe and healthy at all Photon sites.

The OH&S Consultant will initially learn about our Safety Vision, our operational environment, historical safety performance, identified risk level of our operations and evaluate our current program in place to identify ‘Gaps’ to World Class.

The consultant will then help drive the programs and initiatives to address these Gaps alongside our Joint Health & Safety Committee members and sponsorship from Photon management.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

DISCOVERY & GAP AUDIT

Review existing JHSC program, Safety performance, be an observer at safety committee and fire-Marshall meetings, interview key members of management to highlight existing deficiencies with our Safety Management System and our overall Safety Vision.

The specific items to be reviewed may include:

         Observe proceedings of JHSC meeting.

         Observe proceedings of First Aid Attendant Meeting.

         Observe proceedings of fire-Marshall meeting.

         Review prior WorkSafeBC ‘Orders to Comply’.

         Review prior ‘incident investigation’ records.

         Conduct GAP Audit on (not limited to):

o   Knowledge of and compliance to Federal & Provincial regulations

o   Photon specific Standards/ Rules/ Policies

o   Knowledge of site risks and mitigation program

o   Distribution and use of PPE (task specific)

o   OH&S related training programs and records keeping.

o   Quality of incident investigations

o   Application of standards & policies at Photon

o   Overall Management commitment to Health & Safety

 

DEVELOP OH&S PROGRAM FRAMEWORK & STANDARDS

    Develop OH&S Policy statement and RASCI.

    Have buy-in from ALL internal stakeholders on the new Safety Program.

    Develop JHSC ‘Roles & Responsibilities’, ‘Duties & Functions’, ‘Committee Structure’,‘Meeting Rules’, ‘Member Representation’, ‘Frequency of Meetings’, ‘JHSC Vision Statement’.

    Conduct training for the JHSC on ‘Roles & Responsibilities’ as required by WorkSafeBC

    Define ‘Proactive’ Metrics to track & improve Safety Program Performance

    Author and establish Photon ‘Return to Work’ policy

    Author and establish 17 (PHO specific) Safety Standards that incorporate WorkSafeBC, Technical Safety Authority, Fire Code etc. regulatory requirements.

    Establish a ‘Standard’ Program board to track Safety program performance and related communications.

    Author and establish Form Template, and related Training material for Near Miss reporting policy,

    Un-Safe Condition Reporting policy, Observational (Behavioral) Safety Audit policy,‘site risk assessment’ policy.

    ‘Safety program Audit’ system (based on ISO45001),

 

DEPLOY, TRAIN & EVALUATE ADHERENCE TO NEW SAFETY PROGRAM

         Develop ‘Permits to Work’ (Contractor Work permit, Working @ heights/ Roof Access Permit, Scissor Lift Inspection Checklist, Confined Space Entry Permit Etc.) templates and train key personnel on the use thereof.

         Train Directors, Line Managers, Team Leads, JHSC members & employees on the use of the Near Miss Report, Un Safe Condition Report, site risk assessments.

         Train Executives, Directors, Line Managers, Team Leads, JHSC members & employees on how to conduct Observational Safety Audits (OSA), ‘Safety Program Audits

         Track Proactive Safety Metrics and maintain Safety Communications Board

         Develop Safety ‘Opportunities for Improvement (OFI) project list and 3Yr CAPEX budget to support.

 

Qualifications and Skills Required

         Must be able to observe & review PHO’s current safety program health and identify Gaps

         Must be able to Deploy OH&S PROGRAM FRAMEWORK & STANDARDs

         Must be able to Establish a ‘Standard’ Program board to track Safety program performance.

         Must be able to Deploy TRAIN & EVALUATE ADHERENCE TO NEW SAFETY PROGRAM

         Proven experience as OHS Consultant or similar

         In-depth knowledge of OSH guidelines and practices

         Experience in reporting and developing policies

         Experience in implementing OSH training programs

         Proficient in MS Office

         Excellent communication and advisory skills

         Good organizational and time management skills.

         Good communications and interpersonal skills.

         Ability to communicate (written & spoken) in English.

         Ability to work independently and as a team player.

         Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills required.

      

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