Health & Safety Specialist

Surrey, BC Full-time

 Who We Are

Emterra Group is a dynamic, growth-oriented, and safety-focused group of companies. organizations have been deemed to be an “essential service” by providing collection and processing for recycling, organics, and waste that keep our communities clean and safe.  With customer service and safety as our focus, we are looking for an energetic and driven employee to support our growing company and play a crucial role in waste diversion and the circular economy. Emterra is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, a certified diverse supplier of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) and the Canadian Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBE).

We are currently searching for a Health & Safety Specialist to join our BC team at Emterra Group. The Health and Safety Specialist will be instrumental in establishing a culture of Health and Safety through the development, implementation, training and maintenance of policies, procedures, and programs for all our BC locations (fleet, plant, and office locations). This role will support operational managers and supervisors in the establishment, enforcement and management of safety initiatives and systems. The position reports to the Director of Health & Safety/Risk.

Reasons to Apply, Stay and Grow with Emterra Group

  • Opportunity to be part of one of Canada’s Greenest Employers!
  • Competitive wages and annual wage increases!
  • Comprehensive health benefits (drug, dental, vision, LTD, life insurance)!
  • Employee Assistance Program, paid for by the Company!
  • Tuition reimbursement program and professional development support!
  • Be part of an entrepreneurial organization that wants to continue to learn and grow!
  • Ability to have impact and make change!

Position Description

  • Support the ongoing implementation and maintenance of company-wide Health and Safety programs to improve reliability and content.
  • Accountable for the development and effective implementation of Health and Safety programs for all BC Emterra sites including fleet, plant, and office environments.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records that meet regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct audits on accident / incident reporting and implement action plans for corrective action.
  • Responsible for Health and Safety data management including trend analysis and reporting of safety performance to all levels of the organization.
  • Responsible for the implementation of Certificate of Recognition Program (COR).
  • Effectively manages resources and applicable budgets.
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee participation and maintenance.
  • Anticipate, identify, and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices through work site knowledge, employee interaction and work site inspections.
  • Provide recommendations for correcting safety hazards and unsafe work practices.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge in the field of Health and Safety with particular emphasis on emerging safety trends, methods and practices affecting our industry/operations.
  • Develop and deliver various employee Health and Safety training programs.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-3 years’ experience in a progressively senior health and safety role; if your experience includes “fleet safety and compliance experience” it will act as an asset. 
  • Completion of post-secondary education from a recognized Occupational Health and Safety program or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • CRSP designation or in the process of certification is an asset.
  • Strong legislative expertise with respect to MOL and OHSA.
  • Experience managing staff and directing activities toward safety objectives/goals.
  • Experience working with management in both unionized and non-unionized environments.
  • Experience with safety committees regarding auditing, training, and implementing best practices.
  • Participation in Safety Groups.
  • Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program auditor/implementation experience is an asset.
  • Proven track record in designing and delivering safety training; great presentation skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language (both verbal and written).
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite (particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in the waste industry, transportation or manufacturing are definite assets.
  • This position may be based out of our Surrey site with frequent travel to our other BC sites; flexibility to travel is a requirement for this position.

Are you ready to jumpstart your career by joining one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and become part of the environmental solution? If so, apply now!  We appreciate all applicants who apply however only those who are qualified, will be contacted.

Emterra Group is committed to maintaining an equitable, fair, and diverse environment. Any applicants who have a disability or require reasonable accommodation may speak directly with our Human Resources Department. Reasonable accommodations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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