The Safety Officer – Canada role is focused on hands-on safety, mentorship, safety operations, equipment management, first aid, and generally promoting a safe and healthy workplace. This role is based in Vancouver but supports all Canadian offices and some travel will be required.
General project and site safety
- Assisting project teams with the development and implementation of project and site-specific safety plans and safe work procedures.
- Conducting regular site audits and inspections, safety mentorship, toolbox meetings, and responding to project-related safety inquiries as needed.
- Act as RDH’s primary point of contact with WorkSafeBC and the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
- Respond to, investigate, and report safety incidents and accidents.
Construction Management (CM) Project and Site Safety
- Review, revise, and maintain site-specific safety program, including the amendment, creation, and archiving of templates as necessary.
- Ensure on-site safety records for the CPM group are complete, up-to-date, and properly maintained.
- Covering days off for RDH’s Site Superintendents to provide safety oversight and first aid on site.
- Conduct site reviews supporting the Site Superintendent, to ensure all site-based safety requirements from trades, such as hazardous materials and fall protection plans, are current and in place.
Training & Orientations
- Delivering safety orientations to RDH staff in Western Canada, including office, lab, and equipment orientations.
- Delivering and/or coordinating with third parties to provide hands-on and classroom safety training to RDH staff, including fall protection training, first aid, swing stage safety, and respirator fit tests.
- Overseeing the assignment and renewal of employee OHS training through the support of Group Leaders and staff.
- Development or participation in the development of OHS training for deployment to RDH employees, as needed.
Regional OHS Program
- Acting as a primary First Aid Attendant for the Vancouver office when present.
- Leading incident investigations in BC, and assisting with incident investigations corporately, as needed. This includes the implementation, assignment, and verification of necessary corrective and preventive actions born of those investigations.
- Working closely with Talent and Culture to respond to WorkSafeBC orders, claims, inspections, and to submit incident reports and investigations according to WorkSafeBC requirements.
- Remain apprised with WorkSafeBC and OHS legislation, industry standards, and best practices.
- Developing/assisting with the development of region-specific safe work practices and job procedures.
- Leading Vancouver’s Regional OHS Committee
- Participating on Vancouver Island’s OHS Committee and the Corporate Safety Committee
- Participation on these committees comes with accepting action items to further the agendas of the respective committees and RDH safety in general.
- This may include participation of subcommittees on bigger initiatives (e.g., significant changes to existing programs or the implementation of new ones) or working with others across the company as a subject-matter expert on a particular topic.
- Managing PPE and assisting with lab equipment, including inventory, procurement, maintenance, inspection, storage, distribution, and decommissioning.
- 5 years of construction industry experience, preferably with experience on larger-scale projects with multiple sub-trades.
- 5 years experience as a First Aid Attendant (OFA level 2 certification or equivalent) and Construction Safety Officer (CSO Designation or equivalent)
- Knowledge of BC and Ontario OHS legislation, relevant codes, standards, and construction industry best practices, with emphasis on working at heights and fall protection, confined space safety, and hazardous materials exposure control.
- Proven track record of delivering and overseeing Health and Safety training.
- Experience conducting safety observations, inspections, audits, incident investigations, and implementing corrective and preventive action plans.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- The ability to recognize and control safety hazards.
- Practical, pro-active, solution-focused, and helpful with good verbal and written communications skills.
- Able to perform well in critical high stress situations, and to work effectively with minimal direction.
- Ability to multi-task, supervise, mentor and give directions to additional workers when required.
- Available to work flexible hours in a construction site environment, and to meet deadlines.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving sitework are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, working at heights, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).
RDH is an amazing place to work. A role with RDH is a career commitment to learn and grow alongside inspiring and dedicated people who care deeply about making buildings better.
We are an employee-owned consulting firm with 300 employees in nine offices across North America. Our core area of business is the integration of building science engineering, architecture, and construction management to optimize the performance of the building enclosure (walls, windows and roofs). Since our beginnings in 1997, we have become industry leaders in North America and continue to grow as we focus on technical excellence and delivering high-quality projects.
We offer a positive workplace with incredible teams, opportunities for professional growth, development and ownership. As well as your background, we seek alignment with RDH’s core values: 1) commit to excellence, 2) act with integrity, 3) work as a team 4) do what it takes, and 5) always learn.
Our collaborative teams fuel our mission of Making Buildings Better. We seek balanced representation in our teams, and to achieve a welcoming and inclusive community for all people who share a passion for our values and mission. We believe diverse thought, ideas, and voices make us great – people of different identities, races, ethnicities, genders, ages, orientations, religions, abilities, education, cultures, and skills. We are committed to equity through building teams based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Additional information on our expertise, projects, and culture can be found at www.rdh.com.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title and location in the subject line.
No phone calls please. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that only those already entitled to work in Canada legally need apply.