Occupational Health and Safety Advisor (LTC Residence)
Canadian Red Cross
All Canada, CA
6d ago

Do you want to make a difference with us?

The Canadian Red Cross is supporting Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities facing extreme circumstances during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We have implemented a collaborative approach to provide immediate and scalable support to LTC facilities and their residents.

We are hiring full-time 3 to 6 months term positions , with the possibility for extension, for LTC facilities within Canada.

As an Occupational Health & Safety Advisor , you will be a vital member of the CRC Crisis Response team and report to the Site Manager.

The position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Canadian Red Cross’s national health and safety vision and goals by supporting geographic and programmatic leaders and other specialist functions by implementing the CRC’s Occupational Health & Safety program.

This position is responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance with applicable Occupational Health and Safety ( OHS ) legislation and regulation.

Who you are :

  • You are a relationship builder you will develop relationships with your client groups to become a trusted advisor.
  • You are insightful you are able to analyze data and turn metrics into insights and lessons learned which feed into strategy and improvements to the OHS program.
  • You are a strong communicator you are able to effectively communicate in a variety of ways the key elements of OHS for our personnel at all levels of an organization.
  • You will enjoy :

  • Culture : an organization that is guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
  • Opportunity : to work with the best and brightest in the non-profit field, in an environment that promotes continuous learning, creativity and collaboration.
  • Meaningful Work : you will be part of a team that supports Canadians and your Red Cross colleagues within your province as well as from across the country.
  • In this role you will :

  • Provide Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) briefing to CRC personnel on site
  • Provide training on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for CRC staff
  • Support staff who get ill (non-medical support) and coordinate with People Service / staff health
  • Reinforce IPC protocols compliance : monitoring the green / yellow / red zones, monitoring the use of IPC protocols and PPE, flag issues related to PPE / IPC to CRC Site Lead
  • Ensure team members are completing the daily IPC logs and provide a daily summary to the CRC Site Manager
  • Support for reporting incidents or breaches for any IPC related issues.
  • Perform regulatory and hazard / risk assessments on site to mitigate health and safety injuries or exposures.
  • Support Site Lead, with occupational health & safety briefings for SOPs, IPC, PPE etc.
  • Liaise closely and collaborate with CRC Public Health Specialists on the Exposure Control and Infection Control Plans and standards.
  • Engage with Facilities and / or Logistics colleagues as applicable. collect, measure and analyze provincial and site metrics and performance indicators to identify trends.

    Assist site, geographic and programmatic leaders develop action plans for improvement.

  • Responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance with applicable Occupational Health and Safety ( OHS ) legislation and regulation for CRC personnel.
  • Liaise with Risk Services to advance workplace incident reporting requirements and assist in the investigation of health and safety and COVID-19 IPC breaches to determine root cause and document lessons learned.
  • We’re looking for :

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or related discipline, or a combination of education and management experience that would be considered equivalent.
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in an OHS role
  • Canadian Health & Safety Consultants designation or Occupational Health Nurses Certification is considered an asset.
  • Ability to travel within province and potentially within Canada in support of active emergencies.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of OHS legislation, best practices and trends.
  • Resiliency and adaptability to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in facilitating and presenting training sessions is a requirement.
  • Able to coordinate with authorities and foster effective internal working relationships with in a matrix environment.
  • Strong team work as well as demonstrated time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency (speaking, reading and writing) in English is essential; fluency in French is required based on province of work.
  • Computer and numerical literacy, comfort working with data bases and MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to complete a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC).
  • Must be able to pass required confidential Health Screening and COVID testing.
  • Current First Aid Certification or willingness to take training.
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