Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator

Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator

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Edmonton, Alberta

Engineering & Technical

Permanent

28/11/2022

199260

If you are a talented and experienced Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) specialist with experience in the food manufacturing industry, Aplin has the right opportunity for you! Our client, a leading manufacturer of custom dressings, sauces, condiments, and emulsified products, has partnered with Aplin to grow their team in Edmonton, AB.
 
Reporting directly to the Director of Quality and Compliance, the EHS Specialist is responsible for the overall support, strategy, development, and deployment of the Health & Safety and Environmental Programs for our client’s Edmonton facility.

Benefits & Perks:
  • 65-80K annual salary, commensurate with experience
  • Health & Dental Benefits, Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance
  • 3 weeks’ vacation
  • RRSP benefits including employer matching up to 3%
  • Company provided phone and laptop
Responsibilities:
  • Ensure compliance with EHS programs that meet federal, provincial, and local regulatory requirements including, but not limited to chemical safety, confined space entry, electrical safety, contractor EHS management, industrial hygiene, LOTO, PPE, industrial and office ergonomics, stormwater pollution prevention, hazardous waste management, air emissions management, and wastewater treatment
  • High emphasis on accident prevention. Performs job safety analysis, including ergonomic assessments, and assists the operations team in developing safe operating procedures for all equipment
  • Facilitates thorough investigation of all EHS incidents with the site Leadership Team
  • Ensures all EHS incidents are properly documented in a timely manner and that appropriate corrective and preventive actions are implemented within the facilities
  • Regularly reviews site accident data to determine injury/risk trends and establishes action plans to address root causes
  • Responsible for maintaining and managing safety and health regulatory records. Maintain EHS database (Velocity EHS)
  • Responsible for maintaining and managing environmental compliance records
  • Supports and coordinates all activities related to Workers’ Compensation Claims (WCB). Works in conjunction with HR on claims management
  • Enhance behavior-based safety processes including promotion of concepts and teaching
  • Assists in the implementation of security guidelines for facilities
  • Provides technical and regulatory input to proposed capital projects, RFE, and facilities expansions including property protection recommendations
  • Schedules and chairs monthly health and safety meetings with safety committees as required by regulatory standards. Facilitates the activities of the safety committee. Documents safety meeting minutes, follow up on action items to ensure responsible parties have completed actions
  • Conduct internal safety audits as required
  • Responsible for all fire safety activities, including maintaining a fire safety plan and ensuring mandatory drills are completed
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in EHS, Engineering, Industrial Management, or related field required. An Associate degree with equivalent experience will be considered
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in EHS or related field
  • Certified Regulatory Safety Professional (CSP) or equivalent certification is preferred
  • Experience working with both union and non-union facilities is preferred
  • Competent and knowledgeable in Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code and other regulatory requirements in a manufacturing setting
  • Knowledgeable in the principles of safety, and workers' compensation along with pertinent federal, provincial, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Knowledgeable in environmental safety and sustainability principals
  • Skilled in risk assessment and analysis of potential hazards
  • Requires familiarity with standard manufacturing industry concepts, practices, procedures, and processes for Health & Safety and Environmental compliance
  • workers to provide information and answer safety-related questions
  • Assist in training team members in safety
  • Ability to interact and effectively communicate with local, provincial, and federal regulatory representatives
  • Solve problems independently in consultation with peers and upper management, following standard guidelines and procedures
  • Must be a total self-starter with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and be able to multi-task and independently develop and drive solutions to complex problems
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) enabling the candidate to communicate with others internally and externally.  Able to be the face of the company to regulatory inspectors
  • Able to drive change in practices and culture


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