We require a qualified individual to provide technical expertise to help ensure that Conestoga College provides a safe and healthy environment for employees, students and visitors in compliance with all applicable legislation, including, but not limited to, the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations, Environmental legislation, and the Ontario Fire Code. The incumbent will also work with staff to ensure all contracted services meet occupational safety and environmental requirements.
· providing recommendations regarding the development of occupational safety related policies
· developing and implementing occupational health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and practices
· researching and remaining current on emerging regulations and legislation and communicating same to the College community by acting as resource to Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees
· responding to safety and environmental concerns of students and employees
· ensuring follow-up on workplace injuries (investigating as necessary, making recommendations to prevent a recurrence, entering/distributing statistical data and submitting reports to outside agencies as required)
· providing support to the early and safety return to work process
· overseeing the maintenance and registering of the Hazardous Waste Information Network (HWIN) and coordinating hazardous waste disposal
· ensuring Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) training and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) databases are maintained
· developing, organizing and conducting information/training sessions for employees on safety practices, emergency response, security practices, environmental practices and related legislation
· developing, monitoring, tracking, evaluating and documenting a full range of legislated/required inspections, processes, procedures and paperwork
· coordinating overall expenditures for safety and providing input into budget preparation
· overseeing Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) claims management and responding to occurrences 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
· coordinating and conducting occupational hygiene tests (i.e. indoor air quality, noise, asbestos, mould, etc.)
The successful applicant will possess a two year diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, Standard First Aid/CPR certification and a valid Ontario driver's license. The incumbent must have five years of current work experience. Hands-on working knowledge of occupational health and safety with the ability to navigate and interpret federal and provincial acts, regulations and guidelines is required. Strong interpersonal, communication and demonstrated presentation skills are necessary. This is a full-time contract position running from June 2012 to June 30, 2013.