Health & Safety Specialist-Admin-Full-Time

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

go2HR - the resource for people in tourism

go2HR – the resource for people in tourism.Do you value being a part of a highly engaged, collaborative and supportive team?. Would you be interested in sharing your knowledge to empower employers to build safer workplaces across BC’s tourism and hospitality industry?If you are an experienced Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) professional with a passion for people and a love of BC’s tourism and hospitality sector, the Health & Safety Specialist position with go2HR is a unique opportunity that could be a great fit for you!About go2HR:go2HR is the human resources and health and safety association for BC’s tourism and hospitality industry.We exist to drive strong workforces and safe workplaces that deliver world-class tourism and hospitality experiences in BC.Our mission is to empower employers to have a strong human resource and health & safety culture that supports strong business performance.We offer programs, tools, information, and consulting services to elevate employers’ human resources and health and safety practices.We educate and train the current and future workforces.We inform government, stakeholders and communities on labour market conditions and strategy.go2HR’s core values are: INCLUSIVE, COLLABORATIVE, CURIOUS, and TRUSTWORTHY.The range of services offered by go2HR plays an important role in helping tourism and hospitality businesses to recognize and address occupational and psychological health & safety concerns.

To meet the growing demand for these services, and in line with our strategic priorities, go2HR is pleased to be hiring for a talented Health & Safety professional to join our team.Position Overview:Reporting to the Director, Industry Health & Safety, the H&S Specialist engages directly with businesses across the province to provide OHS guidance, support and resources to help strengthen H&S programs and build safer work environments. This role involves liaising with multiple stakeholders and requires a balance of strong technical OHS skills combined with excellent communication and interpersonal engagement capabilities.As the Health & Safety Specialist, you will be involved in a range of activities, including:Providing tailored H&S advisory services to industry employers, focusing on current and emerging areas of concern and interestResponding to inquiries and advising employers on specific OHS-related matters, adapting your approach to suit each interaction· Leading specific projects on current high priority topic areas such as managing heat stress, expanding worker engagement in workplace H&S, preventing musculoskeletal injuries and much morePromoting go2HR’s health & safety initiatives to the industry during interactions to raise awareness and encourage participationDeveloping and maintaining strong relationships with industry stakeholders – employers, industry associations, destination marketing/management organizations and WorkSafeBCCollaborating with other go2HR team members to develop, organize and deliver industry events and projects (e.g.

OHS presentations, forums, webinars, articles, website content, surveys), on time and on budgetMaximizing opportunities to cross-promote go2HR’s suite of offerings, including training and HR services, facilitating referrals and introductionsMaintaining current knowledge of Workers Compensation Act and OHS Regulation, consulting with industry and other stakeholders on emerging issuesIdentifying and recommending opportunities to expand go2HR’s OHS training programs, services, events and resources to meet the needs of the industryAssisting employers with H&S program development and continual improvement effortsCreating, reviewing and updating training course content and educational resources on the website to reflect new information and regulatory changesContributing ideas, content and subject matter expertise to support targeted outreach efforts, including articles, newsletters, social media and eblastsParticipating in H&S committeesContributing to the ongoing assessment of the H&S program performance by tracking metrics, contributing to annual reports and benchmarking H&S offeringsSupporting the development of future annual H&S workplans/business plansSkills & Experience RequiredMinimum 3 years of relevant experience in an OHS-related capacity; preferably within the tourism and hospitality industryPractical experience with safety management systems and injury management/return to work practicesComprehensive understanding of BC Workers Compensation Act and OHS Regulation and the ability to locate key information when neededExperience developing OHS programs and/or delivering OHS consultations (auditing, feedback, guidance & support/advisory services)· Experience in/understanding of workplace psychological health and safety, including the management of psychological risks and awareness building considered an assetExcellent interpersonal skills; proven able to gain cooperation and build relationships with a broad range of partners and stakeholdersStrong attention to detail, highly skilled listener and communicator; oral and writtenProven skills in project management, rolling out new initiatives, training/presentations delivery and data analysisSelf-starter, able to work productively with minimal supervision and take ownership of workProven time management and organizational skillsProficiency with Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms (MS Teams, Zoom, Webex)Valid driver’s license, able to travelOccupational health and safety certificate or diploma highly desirableWorking towards an OHS designation (e.g. CRSP, CHSC) a definite assetWhat’s in it for you?We offer a flexible work environment, attractive compensation, great benefits and ongoing professional development opportunities, with a focus on wellness and a healthy work-life balance.

Not to mention a really fun team!. Our people are the core of our business.

We are a driven, collaborative team, always looking to make a meaningful difference.Work EnvironmentThe days of work are Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours/week, in a hybrid or fully remote (home-office based) work environment, depending on the successful candidate’s location. go2HR’s head office is located in downtown Vancouver and our hybrid team works approximately two days a week in our office. Candidates must reside in BC and be located near a major travel hub to be considered, as some travel to Vancouver head office and around the province will be required.How to apply:If you are ready to start the next step of your career and interested in working with a highly engaged and professional team, this may be the opportunity for you!.

Please send your resume and cover letter (please mention H&S Specialist in the subject line) to Christie Blaquiere at CBlaquiere@go2hr.cago2HR recognizes the value of a diverse workplace and is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.go2HR does not discriminate based on identities, Indigenous peoples, peoples of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ peoples, and members of other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.