Reporting to the Director, Risk and Safety, the Manager, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is responsible for providing and overseeing programs and services in support of safe work practices and regulatory compliance at UFV using a participatory and collaborative approach in identifying, reporting and addressing health and safety issues.
Your key responsibilities will include :
Engaging clients at all levels within the Institution to embrace and embed health and safety within its culture
Collaborating internally among and within departments to develop and employ key health and safety initiatives
Developing and maintaining a current universe of relevant and applicable regulations and resources
Maintaining oversight of health and safety compliance within the Institution to support research, teaching, learning and operations
Developing a consistent and practical safety culture through the development, training, maintenance and coordination of policies, procedures, programs, resources, communications, self-assessments and awareness
Providing and / or coordinating identified safety training and collaborative health and safety initiatives
Providing regulatory updates, guiding compliance, and facilitating regulatory reporting requirements
Reviewing and / or completing regulatory proposals, requirements, responses and filings
Managing relationships with regulatory agencies
Developing / implementing department specific risk assessment activities including providing support to identify, develop and implement appropriate interventions
Developing, maintaining and reporting on health and safety metrics
Responding to critical events related to employee incidents / injuries
Leading investigation of workplace injuries, accidents and near misses, preparing reports providing recommendations for prevention and ensuring implementation of correct actions
Maintaining incident records and performing appropriate follow-up
Conducting workplace safety inspections, either independently or in conjunction with the Joint Health & Safety Committees
Acting as the Occupational Health and Safety program lead for the Institution
Participating as a member of the Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee and other Committees as required; providing support, guidance and technical knowledge to effectively assist in carrying out the Committee’s responsibilities
Acting as the certified Biosafety Officer for the Institution to lead the overall governance of the program in conjunction with relevant stakeholders
Responding to emergencies outside of regular working hours as need dictates
Performing other duties as required
Undergraduate degree in a recognized program in Health & Safety or equivalent program
Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a relevant Health & Safety position.
Detailed knowledge of relevant Health & Safety legislation and regulations in British Columbia
Certification in laboratory and radiation safety preferred
Knowledge of the range of health and safety disciplines to manage delivery of services to a diverse client group
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to interact and communicate with others at all levels of the organization
Excellent decision making, problem solving and time management skills with the ability to establish and implement priorities
Excellent attention to detail and observation skills
Knowledge and application of Post-Secondary Health & Safety systems would be a strong asset
Ability to build and lead teams to establish, influence and maintain health and safety systems
Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite, including spreadsheet, database management, word processing and presentation applications
Familiarity with Banner considered an asset
Local travel is required in this position; must hold a valid BC driver’s license and have a vehicle
About UFVThe University of the Fraser Valley has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia.
Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence.
At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.