Health and Safety Specialist
3063 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7N 3E9, Canada, Part Time
ABOUT JOSEPH BRANT HOSPITAL: Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full-service community teaching hospital located in the growing and thriving community of Burlington, Ontario, serving more than 185,000 residents in Halton, Hamilton, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton and Stoney Creek. JBH is honoured to be recognized as one of Hamilton Niagara’s Top Employers for eight (8) consecutive years, with a skilled staff of 194 physicians, 1,911 full- and part-time staff and more than 700 volunteers. JBH is a Clinical Education site in conjunction with McMaster University, and designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital. Its expanded campus includes the state-of-the-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower, featuring a new Emergency Department, 295 acute inpatient beds, 9 new Operating Rooms and post-anaesthetic care unit to support expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services.
JBH is also a partner member of the Burlington Ontario Health Team (OHT). JBH inspires and empowers a culture of caring and this is demonstrated in many ways including our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. For more information, visit www.josephbranthospital.ca . Position Summary: Under the leadership of the Manager, Employee Health, Safety and Well-Being, the Health and Safety Specialist role creates and promotes organizational systems and programs to build a sustainable and progressive workplace safety culture that is embedded in the principles of harm reduction, continuous improvement, accountability and shared responsibility.
The Specialist role plans, develops and implements Occupational Health and Safety Programs for Joseph Brant Hospital, while providing direct client support on safety and health matters. RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and work practices in compliance with occupational health and safety legislation (federal, provincial and municipal as appropriate) – including but not limited to: risk assessments, incident investigation and reporting, workplace inspections, musculoskeletal injury prevention (ergonomics), workplace violence, respiratory protection (including fit testing), WHMIS, hearing protection, occupational hygiene and designated substances. Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive safety learning framework and the development of programs to meet the training needs of our internal stakeholders. Facilitate the delivery of safety training courses and/or provide subject matter expertise input, into the development and delivery of health and safety training.
Develops and maintains health and safety policies, procedures and action plans. Promotes, facilitates and monitors organizational compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and regulations and implementation of best practices. Review incident and injury data for reporting and analysis. Act as the subject matter expert for safety inspections, incident investigations and safety audits to identify trends and root cause, to facilitate the development of corrective and preventive action plans, in collaboration with internal stakeholders.
Facilitate the completion of workplace safety assessments and provide advice, guidance and resources as required and/or coordinate with external vendors as required. Collaborate with leaders to ensure that appropriate program-specific risks are identified and controlled through risk assessments and job safety analysis, to ensure that adequate workplace control measures are implemented. Participate in project design/construction teams to ensure compliance with JBH safety requirements and applicable codes and standards. Liaise with external agencies as needed and lead regulatory visits as required with such external agencies such as the MLITSD, MOE, and TSSA etc.
Act as a key advisor to internal committees such as the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC), Workplace Violence Sub-Committee and Space Planning Committee, on workplace health and safety matters, regulations and best practices, which impact JBH. Data collection and analysis, report preparation and presentations, to inform prevention strategies. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelors of Science in Occupational Health and Safety, Health Sciences, Kinesiology or a related field. Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation or capable of attaining within 3 years of hire.
Three (3) to five (5) years relevant experience in Occupational Health & Safety required; experience in an acute health care environment is considered an asset. Experience working in a diverse, unionized environment. Experience conducting incident investigations along with those related to legislative and policy requirements, providing feedback and making recommendations. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant and current legislation required, including: OHSA, WSIA, OHRC, workplace (labour and employee) relations.
Knowledge of best practices and trends impacting health, safety and wellbeing. JHSC Member Certification, an asset. Ability to: – Organize work and set priorities – Develop, implement and maintain programs – Successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously – Analyse information needs critically and logically and share with a variety of audiences – Translate knowledge into practical application – Foster positive relationships with others; work effectively with clients (internal and external) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral); Ability to work collaboratively. Proven project management skills with the ability to prioritize and adjust to changing and conflicting demands.
Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and expertly handle sensitive and confidential issues. Demonstrated skills in planning & delivering education/training programs to variety of audiences. Proficiency in MS Office (including Excel) required, working knowledge of Parklane, an asset. We ask that you please include the posting number 204359 in the subject line of any email correspondence.
No phone calls please. We thank all applicants and only those selected for interview will be contacted. Joseph Brant Hospital prioritizes the health and wellbeing of our patients, employees, credentialed staff, volunteers and learners. As a condition of employment, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of two COVID-19 vaccines authorized by Health Canada within 24-48 hours of receiving an offer of employment, or proof of a documented exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Any information obtained during the recruitment process will be used for employment recruitment only, and not for any other purpose. At Joseph Brant Hospital, we are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from all diverse and underrepresented groups to apply. Should you require an accommodation under the Ontario Human Right Code (OHRC) and /or the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) during any stage of the recruitment process HR will work with you to remove any barriers, please do not hesitate to let us know by contacting HR for assistance at careersjosephbranthospital.ca or ext. 4129.
Posting date: September 8, 2023 Closing date: September 22, 2023 Posting : 204359
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