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Posting ID : 3401
Apply By : 10/23/2013
Position Title : Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Advisor
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Campus : Brantford
Reports To : Director, Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety
Position Summary : Reporting to the Director, EOHS and in consultation with the Director Operations, the EHS Advisor is responsible for planning, developing and implementing of a broad spectrum of environment, health and safety systems and initiatives for the Brantford Campus and in some cases for the University at large. The EHS Advisor will act as a resource to all Brantford departments by clarifying regulatory requirements, researching and communicating best practices. The Advisor will provide leadership in laboratory safety including WHMIS, chemical inventories, laboratory audits, fire safety, emergency response, environmental protection

In collaboration with the Waterloo EOHS staff, the EHS Advisor will work to develop and monitor programs which support the University’s and the EOHS department’s strategic commitments. In addition the position will manage and lead to a range of generalist activities, which include JHSC support, incident investigations, workplace inspections, education and training and emergency response for the Brantford Campus.

This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Brantford Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.
Accountabilities : Program Development

• Develops and oversees the laboratory safety program
• Develops general H&S programs (i.e. slips/trips/falls, risk management, facilities safety, event safety guidelines, job hazard analysis, ergonomics and MSD prevention)

Compliance (Regulatory and Internal)

• Administers hazardous waste program in accordance with relevant provincial legislation
• Maintains contractor documentation as required by the Contract Labour Policy
• Communicates with the MOL, verbal and in writing, following critical injuries. Meets with MOL Inspectors following critical injuries
• Follow up with the Brantford Fire Department for follow up completion of inspections

• Provides all generic training applicable to all employees
• Provides workplace-specific training which focuses on the hazards and control measures in a particular job
Organizational Safety Services

• Provides professional and specialized technical services and training in chemical safety to faculty
• The incumbent responds to requests for workplace hazard evaluations and prepares reports and recommendations using professional judgment
• Lead investigator in conducting investigations for employees and visitors
• Works with various levels of supervision to ensure correction of unsafe conditions
• Provides advice to the community on work design and modification and performs ergonomic assessments
JHSC Support
• Oversees AWM inspections and guides Faculty/Department internal inspections
• Undertakes workplace inspections, monitors trends and reports to the Director, EOHS
• Follows up and works with various levels of supervision to ensure correction of unsafe conditions
• Acts as liaison between the JHSC and managers regarding H&S issues, as they relate to workplace inspections for the campus
• Assists JHSC members in conducting investigations for employees
• Determines and communicates recommendations to Directors for corrective action
Qualifications : • University degree, preferably in a science related field
• Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety from a recognized institution
• Three years professional Occupational Health & Safety experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Designation as a certified registered safety professional is desirable
• An extensive knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation and regulations as well as all other related federal, provincial and regional laws
• Excellent communication (written, oral and presentation) skills
• Ability to deal with confrontational situations and hostile audiences along with familiarity with conflict resolution principals and negotiation process
• Knowledge of university procedures, policies and regulations
• Organizational and time management skills

Knowledge of accounting
• practices and ability to perform financial duties
• Advanced administrative skills, including use of computers for data analysis and word processing, spreadsheet and database management

Grade : EX-F
Salary : EX-F $52769 - $58977
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, limited term position from December 2, 2013 - October 31, 2014.
Please Note :

Please submit a cover letter and resume.



Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with the best available candidates who have the appropriate combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of a visible minority.  To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007.

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