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Posted May 15, 2020

Occupational Health & Safety Advisor

Saskatoon, SK / Regina, SK

Are you excited to use your OH&S knowledge, safe work experience and expertise to facilitate a positive employee experience and drive engagement? Do you love working with all levels of staff and management, program development and working in a fast-paced environment? 

About Us

Avenue Living is one of the largest private real estate owner/operators in Western Canada and has experienced rapid growth since our formation in 2006. Avenue Living is now one of Canada's largest real estate investment and management companies with over $1.5 billion in assets under management in the residential, commercial, agricultural and storage spaces. We currently employee over 400 employees across Western Canada.

The Culture

Responsible to conduct themselves according to Avenue Living's Core Values.

  • Duty of Care- We go the extra mile for our customers, employees and investors
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit- We own it, we adapt in the face of challenges, and we relentlessly pursue progress
  • Integrity- We act with integrity and always work to do the right thing
  • Honest Communication- We are deliberate in how we communicate, listen, and act
  • In It Together- We stand together and work together to get things done

The Opportunity

The purpose of the OH&S Advisor is to oversee the coordination and implementation OHS of all Avenue Living Communities (ALC) operations and business locations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They ensure safe work conditions and acts for all employees, contractors, and visitors. They work to prevent accidents, injuries, property damage, and the adherence to all Provincial Occupational Health & Safety legislations, Federal and building & fire codes governances. ALC business operation is property management, maintenance and in some cases construction services.

What You Will be Doing:

  • Help lead team and trend all aspects of the corporate and locations OHS programs including behavior-based hazard identification initiatives and near miss, orientation, coordinating training, Provincial Regulators case management, inspections, incident investigation and reporting.
  • Anticipate OHS issues and take corrective actions to resolve them.
  • Recognize safe behaviors that contribute to a total safety culture.
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of various reports and returns in accordance with OHS or as outlined in specific KPIs and ALC head office standards.
  • Use OHS data reporting and investigation system to track all OHS observations, incidents, investigations, and reporting.
  • Assist in the evaluation and development of all policies, procedures, and processes to enhance the delivery of OHS initiatives at locations.
  • Demonstrate a visible and professional leadership role model and attitude.
  • Compile and prepare reports of performance data, OHS system requirements, and other requested reports from Head Office.
  • Travel will be required to ensure all OHS obligations for this position are met.
  • Develop, implement and maintain safety and health policies, programs, and procedures.
  • for monitoring adherence to the company safety requirements by all locations.
  • Ensure that investigations into injuries, accidents and unsafe acts and conditions are properly conducted, causal factors identified, and appropriate corrective actions recognized and implemented.
  • Conduct scheduled and unscheduled occupational health and safety inspections and audits.
  • Manage operational risks through qualitative risk assessments tools such as Fault Tree Analysis.
  • Conduct mentoring, training and provide presentations to work crews and management on safe work practices.
  • Effectively report, follow-up and manage all Workers Compensation Board (WCB) cases.
  • Assist in the development, analysis and testing of the Buildings Emergency Response Plan.
  • Mentor locations personnel by providing instruction and direction to ensure a positive quantitative and qualitative performance is achieved.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Need to Succeed:

  • A University degree or College diploma/ certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and/or OHS certifications.
  • Industry experience, post-secondary certification or advanced technical training in a related field, or equivalent education and experience in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment.
  • QA/QC certifications or experience is an asset A minimum of 5 years OHS management system experience in construction locations or facilities management business is preferred.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with strong attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite programs (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.).
  • Valid Drivers' Licence with clean driver's abstract and Reliable vehicle.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to travel 30-50% of time.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Profit sharing.
  • Group health and dental benefits through Manulife.
  • A challenging opportunity to make a real impact on the organization and add value.
  • Exciting opportunities for career progression in a rapidly growing, dynamic organization.

Location can be Saskatoon or Regina

How to Apply:
If you feel you are uniquely qualified for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume.