Six Nations Polytechnic is a unique post-secondary Institution, recognized by community, government and institutions of higher learning, as a centre of excellence in Indigenous Education. Six Nations Polytechnic has delivered post-secondary programming for over two decades, in partnership with publicly funded Ontario Universities and Colleges.
If you are seeking a new and exciting career opportunity, have passion for education, and want to be part of a dynamic, diverse, and continuously growing team, then Six Nations Polytechnic is the employer for you!
Function & Overview
Reporting to the Human Resources (HR) Manager, the Health and Safety Officer has the responsibility of supporting the organization and its leadership in protecting the health and safety of all employees by establishing, planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of health and safety policies and programs in accordance with all legislative requirements. The position takes the lead on implementing and maintaining all prescribed Health and Safety plans, policies, and procedures to keep workers and students safe and free of hazards in the workplace. The Health and Safety Officer will also focus on accident and incident prevention at both campuses, by working with operational leaders and the Joint Health and Safety Committee.
The duties of the Health and Safety Officer include, without limitation:
- Promoting safety attitudes, safe work practices and environments for all SNP staff;
- Researching, creating, and sending out Health and Safety topics/updates applicable to SNP staff on a weekly basis;
- Taking the lead on the development, management, maintenance, and administration of all Health and Safety programs, policies and procedures at SNP with the objective of minimizing accidents, injuries and environmental damage;
- Organizing and leading regular Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings in compliance with legislative requirements;
- Identifying safety training requirements, makes recommendations to the HR Manager and Joint Health and Safety Committees, and scheduling training as approved and required;
- Conducting safety training within the scope of his/her experience and certification;
- Leading the identification, development and provision of appropriate Health and Safety related information, instruction and training for current and new employees (ie., Health and Safety handbook and newsletter);
- Completing hazard assessments of all job functions and units and completes internal audits as required;
- Establishing and maintaining a WHMIS Program, including a current SDS’s and staff training;
- Contributing positively to creating a safe and secure environment that is supportive of student learning;
- In coordination with facilities personnel, liaising with local fire authorities to ensure fire code compliance;
- Assisting in the development, coordination and maintenance of emergency preparedness plans, outside of COVID-19;
- Providing support to employees and the HR function through informative consulting on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) regulations and policies;
- Ensuring appropriate and sufficient safety equipment is available to all employees;
- Working closely with the managers and supervisors to ensure their workers comply with safety legislation while at work;
- Coordinating the ongoing review of Health and Safety related policies and procedures; and
- Monitoring and advising Leadership on legislative and technical changes relating to Health and Safety.
- Identifying Health and Safety training requirements and creating a process for training completion on an ongoing basis to ensure SNP’s compliance with legislative requirements;
- Researching training providers and making recommendations to the HR Manager and Joint Health and Safety Committee;
- Scheduling and coordinating Health and Safety training among staff, as approved;
- Tracking and uploading all completed training in the HRIS;
- Conducting Health and Safety training within the scope of his/her experience and certification; and
- Performing other related duties, as required.
Education and Experience:
- Post secondary degree/diploma in Human Resources or an Occupational Health & Safety related field;
- Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in a similar role; and
- CHRP, Registered Professional Trainer, and/or Health and Safety Certification are an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Comprehensive knowledge of OHSA and applicable regulations;
Working knowledge of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) regulations and polices;
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with an emphasis on written expression (i.e., faultless spelling and grammar, and professional style);
- Sound interpersonal skills including communication, organization, negotiation, confidentiality and professional judgement;
- Demonstrated competencies in strategic thinking, coordination, analysis, policy development, and change management;
- Ability to work under pressure and manage schedules, projects, and timelines, to meet demanding deadlines;
- Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, demonstrating Hodinǫshǫ:nih values of Ga`nigohi:yo:;
- Demonstrated familiarity with standard desktop computing programs, including spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications, on the Windows 2010 (or later) operating system; and
- Understanding and appreciation of, and willingness to support the unique philosophy, vision, and mission of Six Nations Polytechnic, Inc.
This position is a 1 year full time contract position.
This posting will close March 2, 2021 at 4pm. Please apply directly to the application email or on our careers website.