Occupational Safety Officer

Occupational Safety Officer

Position Reference #: 72232

Company Overview: Our hiring client, WorkSafe Bc is currently recruiting Occupational Safety Officers based in various locations across BC.

Open locations are :

  • Port Moody
  • Cranbrook
  • Prince George
  • Victoria
  • Nelson
  • Courtenay
  • Fort St. John
  • Kamloops
  • Kamloops

Job Title: Occupational Safety Officer (OSO)

Employment Type: Full-Time/Permanent & Hybrid

Compensation Range:

  • 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

Role Summary:

The Occupational Safety Officer is responsible for inspecting assigned employers’ premises to ensure that a safe work environment is being maintained, that work procedures and practices are consistent with modern accident prevention techniques, that first aid services and equipment meet current criteria, that no potential safety or health hazards to workers are permitted to exist, that employers and workers are apprised of their responsibilities, for writing orders on all noted infractions of the regulations published by the Workers’ Compensation Board in compliance with the Workers’ Compensation Act, conducting research, participating in seminars, lecturing on Accident Prevention; and advising employers, workers, and professional personnel on matters related to accident prevention. The OSO is required to provide advice and expertise within and outside of their area(s) of specific industry focus.

Roles & Responsibilities

1. To inspect every firm and organization within his/her clientele group, and enforce compliance with the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Compensation Board Regulations promulgated to support the Act; to realize this main objective, the OSO schedules his/her workload to ensure that every firm or organization where employees under the Act are working be inspected as often as necessary to establish:
a) that working conditions and procedures are so circumstanced that worker exposure to work or health hazards are minimized or eliminated;

b) that no worker is subjected to any hazard engendered by work procedures of workers or other employers;

c) that hazardous conditions and procedures are brought to the attention of those concerned, including management and labor and that corrective measures necessary to correct or control these hazards are effected immediately;

d) to examine first aid facilities and determine if First Aid Attendants are properly certified and conducting their operations in accordance with the terms of their certification; similarly, to check on the certification and performance of Blasters;

e) to ensure that employers’ current operations are consistent with the accepted accident
prevention practices and procedures and that previous orders and instructions have been
complied with; to recommend to higher authority penalty assessments and/or other
sanctions, for non-compliance with the orders of the Board;

f) to close down forthwith the whole or any part of the employment or place of employment and the industry carried on therein where workers are exposed to an immediate danger which would likely result in serious injury, death, or industrial disease to any of the workers;

g) to prepare reports, many of which are technical, on all and any matters concerned with accident prevention; as directed, undertake studies and report on findings, including recommendations or suggestions to solve particular problems, review regulations, and when required evaluate the proposed wording of amended regulations;

h) to conduct thorough investigations of accidents, attend Coroner’s inquests concerning fatal accidents as assigned, and prepare reports covering the full facts established and the conclusions drawn;

i) to appear and render assistance, give advice in evidence to substantiate penalty actions at oral hearings and/or prosecutions;

j) to understand generally the responsibilities and functions of the other departments of the Board in order to refer employers and workers to the appropriate source of assistance;

k) to be familiar with the division of responsibilities between the Board and other
regulatory bodies, and of the proper action to be taken in industries subject to dual

2. To inspect employment circumstances in response to requests or complaints received from management, labor, workers, or other sources.

3. To be thoroughly familiar with the instruments and devices provided to test health hazards and be sufficiently qualified to give advice on industrial health problems and to call for expert advice when required.

4. To identify existing or potential hazards, not covered by regulations, including new techniques, processes, procedures, equipment, and industries, and to establish and effect corrective measures as required.

5. To carry out computer-directed inspections, schedule inspections, and carry out non- scheduled inspections dictated by seasonal or other requirements.

6. To carry out active liaison with, and give general and technical advice on, matters arising out of inspectional activity to engineers and architects, employers and employees, organizations and associations, artisans, tradesmen, and others as dictated by need and/or circumstance.

7. To assist in developing and conducting educational and promotional programs on accident prevention, to all levels of management, labor, and any other related organization, to undertake public speaking assignments when required, during and after normal working hours.

To be considered for this role, the “Occupational Safety Officer” must have the following qualification:

Eligibility criteria

  • Legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Valid B.C. driver’s license 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
  • Fulfill the requirements of a criminal record check according to the Criminal Records Review Act Education and experience criteria
  • At least four years of relevant and progressive industry experience
  • OHS diploma, CRSP/CSP, technical/profession designation, or diploma in a relevant discipline
  • OHS knowledge or experience, including the demonstrated application of that knowledge
  • Leadership experience (e.g., lead hand, supervisor, manager) preferred Or
  • At least five years of relevant and progressive industry experience
  • Relevant certificate or education related to OHS or your specific industry
  • OHS knowledge or experience, including the demonstrated application of that knowledge
  • Leadership experience (e.g., lead hand, supervisor, manager) preferred Other equivalencies may be considered.


The incumbent is accountable to the Field Supervisor for the fulfillment of the job function, duties, and relationships and for their proper interpretation. Through the Field Supervisor to the Regional Manager for the standardization and quality of inspections and for adhering to the administrative policies of the department. In addition, he is accountable to the Education Superintendent when assigned to educational duties.


  • The incumbent has no assigned subordinate but is required to assist in inducting and training new Occupational Safety Officers and cooperating with other officers in the ongoing department training program.
  • Other Personnel
  • The incumbent has limited contact with the personnel in other departments of the Board but is required to be familiar with their operations generally and to supply information and discuss matters of mutual concern.
  • Public
  • The incumbent has continuing contacts with representatives of business, industry and labor and with individual supervisors and workers in carrying out inspections and investigations and promoting accident prevention consciousness. In particular, he/she is required to discuss with management, in detail, the significance of his/her inspectional observations and to advise management and labor of the corrective action required.

How to apply?

You can apply by submitting your resume directly online on our website (www.qeosh.ca) or email it to info@qeosh.ca Please indicate the position reference number in your email subject line.

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).