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Health & Safety Specialist

  • Location

    Coquitlam

  • Sector:

    Human Resources

  • Job type:

    Perm

  • Salary high:

    0

  • Salary low:

    0

  • Job ref:

    JO-2403-14275

  • Expiry date:

    2027-04-24

Just HR has been engaged by one of Canada's most successful retailers, and with a strong presence across the country, our client continues their transformation and expansion. Due to significant growth and increasing sophistication, our client has an immediate need for an accomplished Health & Safety Specialist to join their HR operations team. The Health & Safety Specialist will report to the Health & Safety Manager and work on a team of 3 OHS professionals. The successful candidate will also work with the warehouse operations team to implement best practices, amplify compliance and awareness of health and safety processes and elevate the function across operations. Our client takes excellent care of their employees and provides a great environment, leadership and career opportunities.


Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and promote the OHS program
  • Engage with staff and suppliers at all levels through safety discussions and practices
  • Ensure proper use of PPE and safety equipment
  • Conduct site inspections and safety drills, make recommendations and take action to eliminate or reduce risk and increase safety awareness
  • Reinforce proper ergonomics at all times 
  • Ensure machinery is operated in a safe manner
  • Maintain safety standards with minimal interruption to distribution center operations
  • Assist with maintaining records of monthly safety meetings, inspections, and training
  • Identify and mark hazardous zones
  • Assist in creating safety training and safe work procedures
  • Conduct risk assessments, safety audits, and investigations
  • Provide counsel and advice to employees, supervisors, and management on their rights and obligations with respect to health and safety. Promote understanding of health and safety issues that are pertinent to the operation of the facility
  • Support compliance with all applicable WorkSafe BC

 Requirements:

  • Motivated individual with a focus and passion for safety excellence
  • 2-5 years of OHS experience
  • Post-secondary education related to Occupational Health and Safety
  • Warehouse safety experience is critical
  • Have a positive attitude to lead and influence others
  • Strong technical skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Forklift Train the Trainer experience is considered an asset. Company-sponsored training can be provided if the candidate is willing to undergo training
  • Can exercise sound judgment, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Adaptable to changing demands
  • Able to work as a team and independently
  • Have an understanding of, and apply Federal, provincial, and other regulatory agency requirements

 Remuneration:

  • Pay range $60k-$70k/annually, based on experience.  Remuneration also includes:
  • Extended Benefits for You and Your Family
  • Health, Dental & Vision Care Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Disability
  • Education and Savings Plans, RRSP matching
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Generous Employee Perks and Discounts

 **Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Just HR is a specialized Human Resources recruitment and search firm with seven practice areas: General HR, Compensation & Benefits, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Organizational Development, Labour & Employee Relations, HRIS, Health & Safety.