Regional Safety Advisor

Kal Tire - Vernon, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Regional Safety Advisor (RSA) provides coaching, guidance and assistance on safety program implementation, regulatory compliance, hazard assessment and control, as well as other health and safety related matters to all locations within their assigned region. The RSA is instrumental in promoting a culture of safety and influencing safe working conditions and behaviors.

The RSA will maintain a close working relationship with the Sales and Operations Managers to ensure that safety objectives are clearly communicated and that the activities designed to meet those objectives are collaboratively planned.

In addition, the RSA provides mentoring and guidance to Site Supervisors to assist them in developing within their roles by improving their safety related level of knowledge and results.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Support, Education and Training

Assists Site Supervisors with implementing safety program requirements
Advises Site Supervisors of their safety responsibilities and how to fulfill them
Provides guidance on policy & procedural matters relating to health and safety
Assists sites with the resolution of health and safety issues
Provides technical assistance and advice on the control of workplace hazards
Assists in the review of new work processes, equipment and materials to assess safety impacts and determine and implement effective control strategies
Communicates safety program updates and/or new safety initiatives
Develops and delivers safety training, including presentations and educational materials

Auditing

Plans, conducts and reports on the results of internal safety audits
Assists sites with developing, implementing and monitoring preventative action plans to address site audit deficiencies
Maintains records of audit findings and preventative action
Provides audit guidance to Sales and Operation Managers
Performs safety program reviews

Hazard Assessment & Control

Assists in the assessment of work processes to identify hazards, assess risks and determine appropriate controls
Monitors the effectiveness of controls
Maintains records of assessments and control measures
Prepares and communicates hazard and precautionary information
Incident Investigation & Review

Provides guidance to Site Supervisors in conducting incident investigations, including the identification of root causes and appropriate preventative actions
Support the investigation of any high potential or significant incidents
Develops incident and hazard alerts
Review injury and incident data to identify trends and recommend improvement strategies
Regulatory Inspections & Order

Provides guidance to Site Supervisors on the interpretation of regulations and appropriate compliance measures
Liaise with Corporate Health and Safety team in response to any regulatory orders/demands
Provides advice and guidance on compliance with inspection orders
Safety Committe

Lead the local MTG Canada H&S Committees
Establish annual goals and objective for the Committee
Set agenda, assign tasks, support development of solutions
Distribution of minutes and action plans throughout the Region

WORK EXPERIENCE

Minimum 7 years’ experience working in a full-time safety position, preferably in an industrial environment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Extensive knowledge of federal/provincial safety legislation – fully competent to access, interpret and apply all relevant Act(s) and Regulations and assess and establish compliance
Intermediate level in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills
Expert knowledge and experience in evaluating regulatory and safety program compliance and overall safety program performance
Extensive experience in leading incident investigations, performing cause analysis and preparing formal reports of findings and recommendations
Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Able to develop effective relationships with various internal and external stakeholders
Able to gain credibility and engage, motivate and positively influence others
Able to explain areas for improvement and offer solutions in a collaborative and respectful way

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

A degree or diploma in occupational health and safety from a post-secondary institute
Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation
Past or current COR auditor certification

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Required to travel within region 50% of the time