Job Opportunity: Occupational Safety and Health Officer – Coast Mountain Bus Company
As the largest operating company in the integrated TransLink enterprise, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) operates a fleet of clean-fuel conventional and community shuttle buses, zero-emission trolley buses, and passenger ferry SeaBuses in Metro Vancouver, the largest single transit service area in Canada.
At CMBC, we’re committed to providing an innovative, healthy, and engaging workforce. This is reflected in our workforce of over 5,500 employees performing over 400 unique jobs, who are committed and empowered to deliver service that attracts nearly 1.1 million passengers daily and connects people, businesses, and communities in the Metro Vancouver region.
We have the important job of helping our passengers get to work, appointments, visiting with family and friends, and back again every day. Metro Vancouver relies on us, and we take that as a point of pride. Want to join our team?
1. Performs a variety of duties related to the identification of workplace hazards and the interpretation and application of safety Acts, Regulations, Standards, policies, procedures and programs for all work areas including:
- interpreting safety policies, procedures and regulations and adapting daily procedures to comply with policy;
- providing advice and assistance to managers, supervisors and workers on a variety of matters including safety of workers, safety of customers and public, job procedures, property and equipment;
- assisting in the planning of safe work methods, supervision and training;
- assisting in the prevention of accidents, injuries, and occupational disease through evaluation/analysis, research, site visits, discussions, direct communication and meetings;
- advising managers, supervisors and workers of identified hazards and trends, and providing recommendations.
- evaluating and providing input from a safety perspective to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and construction designs and drawings for facilities and equipment
- evaluating accident and incident statistics to determine the most hazardous locations and high-risk activities and recommending corrective action.
- developing safety programs and procedures with consultation from stakeholders as requested.
2. Attends committee meetings as the Corporate Safety representative, providing advice, presenting relevant safety information, and assistance to committees. Assists in organizing training and guidance for safety representatives, and compiles reports or summaries on topics such as incidents and injuries, occupational hygiene concerns, and ergonomic issues.
3. Conducts workplace and site visits, inspections, and audits as established by Corporate Safety:
4. Performs a variety of duties related to incident and injury prevention and investigation including:
- developing criteria for reporting accidents/ incidents, and injuries in a timely manner with input from managers, supervisors and workers, monitoring the same once established;
- developing, implementing, and supporting accident/incident reporting procedures and processes with input from managers, supervisors and workers;
- providing assistance to stakeholders and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC) when reviewing accident/incident reports, advising on the priority of issues, applicable regulations and corrective actions;
- recommending operation of equipment and/or work to stop immediately when a situation arises that could continue to result in injury of a worker, advising management of recommendation and ensuring that the recommended corrective actions have been taken prior to resumption of that activity;
- performing Job Safety and Hazard Analyses;
- participating in the resolution of disputes arising out of safety issues by providing advice to managers, supervisors and workers;
- providing prevention techniques to managers, supervisors and workers to minimize incidents and injuries;
- investigating injuries or incidents such as those that prevent continued operation of equipment and/or work, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, and hazardous materials releases where required and include sampling or testing as required;
- providing assistance to Corporate Safety staff;
- participating and supporting site management, and coordinating where required for WorkSafeBC inspections and claim-related site visits when required;
- monitoring incidents and injuries for trends and report out to stakeholders, coordinating corrective and preventive actions
5. Performs a variety of occupational hygiene tasks that may involve:
- conducting and/or coordinating initial testing and sampling as required;
- preparing reports making recommendations
- conducting follow-up and regular testing to ensure recommendations are effective and to ensure continuation of a safe work environment;
- reviewing occupational hygiene reports for projects and providing recommendations to stakeholders.
6. Performs a variety of duties related to designing, developing, conducting, and monitoring of safety training for managers, supervisors, JOHSC members, and workers on a variety of safety topics such as safety orientation, regulations, WHMIS, accident and injury prevention, confined space, fall protection, emergency response, safe work practices. Producing safety related materials for educational purposes.
7. Acts as a subject matter expert on a variety of safety related topics (confined spaces, lockout, first aid, etc.) and keeps current on changes in best practices and legislative changes.
8. Performs related duties as assigned such items being of a minor nature that do not affect the value of the job.
Requires a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and must hold or be eligible for the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. Proficient in Microsoft Office Software.
Requires three (3) years of recent experience in Occupational Health & Safety including experience in incident/accident investigation, risk assessments, ergonomics, and occupational hygiene. A further period of one (1) year in the position is required to acquire a full knowledge of Coast Mountain Bus Company safety and accident prevention programs and of responsibilities in dealing with WorkSafeBC, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees and representatives, supervisors and employees. Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License required.
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.
- Demonstrated and applied knowledge of work processes, practices, hazards and regulations related to safe and efficient operations.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, deliver and assist safety related training.
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of safety best practices such as the identification and assessment of hazards and high-risk work activities.
- Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate and assert influence without authority.
- Ability to build and maintain effective and respective working relationships and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
- Must be flexible and able to manage work volumes and conflicting priorities to meet deadlines.
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software.
37.5 hours per week.
Rate of Pay
Salary starting at $6,839 per month ($41.94 per hour)
The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.
How to Apply
Go to https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Careers.aspx to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.
Posting Date: October 28, 2020
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email us at jobs@TransLink.ca.