Occupational Hygiene Officer
Occupational Hygiene Officer
Position Reference #: 72234
Our hiring client, WorkSafe Bc is currently recruiting Occupational Hygiene Officers based in various locations across BC.
Open locations are :
- Port Moody
- Prince George
- Fort St. John
Job Title: Occupational Hygiene Officer (OHO)
Employment Type: Full-Time/Permanent & Hybrid
This position offers a very attractive salary and benefits including:
- An excellent defined government pension plan
- A competitive benefits package with no waiting period
- Three weeks of vacation in the first year with regular increases based on years of service
- The option of participating in an earned time off (ETO) program that generates an additional 13 flex days annually by working an additional 25 minutes per day.
- Company vehicle with gas card, laptop, and cell phone
- And more
The Occupational Hygiene Officer is responsible for planning and implementing inspections in firms and industries throughout the province, in order to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. The Occupational Hygiene Officer also issues compliance orders and closure orders; implements biological monitoring programs; investigates accidents and claims; attends coroners’ inquests; conducts educational programs and makes recommendations for regulations amendments.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Plans and implements inspections in industries throughout the province or in designated geographical areas, to ensure compliance with the Industrial Health and Safety Regulations. Involves collecting various samples for lab analysis and measuring head stress, noise, radiation, etc.; ensures that sampling and measuring equipment is functioning properly and is being used correctly. Travels extensively for the completion of the above duties.
- Interprets sampling and other inspection data and assesses the magnitude of health hazards; issues written reports containing compliance orders for the control or elimination of health hazards; issues written reports containing compliance orders for the control or elimination of health hazards; makes penalty recommendations for non-compliance; issues closure orders where conditions of immediate danger to workers exist and provide advice to firms regarding corrective action necessary for the resumption of operations.
- Determines the need for, and where necessary, implements a program of biological monitoring of workers; which involves coordinating sampling and analytical activities with Board physicians and laboratory staff; assesses the results and takes appropriate action where necessary.
- Investigates accidents and prepares accident reports; investigates claims; issues closure orders where necessary and provides written instructions to firms regarding prevention of similar or repeated incidents.
- Conducts industrial health education programs that may involve lectures, demonstrations, and audio-visual presentations; writes reports on industrial hygiene and occupational health hazards; provides technical advice and guidance to industries, unions, and workers regarding health hazards and regulations.
- Participates in health and safety evaluations of firms.
- Makes recommendations for additions, deletions, or amendments to the Industrial Health and Safety Regulations based upon the inspection, claims investigation, audit, and accident findings.
- Assists with the training of new Divisional Officers.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
The Occupational Hygiene Officer is accountable to the Regional Manager, Field Services, for the fulfillment of the job function. The incumbent has no subordinates.
To be considered for this role, the “Occupational Hygiene Officer” must have the following qualification:
- Legally eligible to work in Canada
- Valid B.C. driver’s licence or equivalent, which allows you to drive independently in the province
- Strong written and oral English communication skills
- Ability to travel extensively across various locations in B.C. as assigned, and respond to emergency after-hour calls when needed
- Fulfil the requirements of a criminal record check according to the Criminal Records Review Act
Education and experience criteria
You must meet the criteria of either A or B:
- A master’s degree in occupational health or hygiene, and at least two years of directly related experience in occupational hygiene or at least three years of industry experience directly related to your undergraduate field of scientific study.
- A bachelor’s degree with a major in an acceptable science or engineering, and at least three years of directly related experience in occupational hygiene or at least four years of industry experience directly related to your field of scientific study.
Your related work experience must have been within the past 10 years.
How to apply?
QEOSH Staffing & Recruitment Inc. is Canada’s Exclusive Health & Safety Staffing & Recruitment. We are dedicated to employment equity and encourage applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities, and indigenous peoples. At QEOSH, we are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).