Health and Safety Representative

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Position covered by the Collective Agreement with USW Local 4120

Health and Safety Representative

Physical Resources

Hiring #: 2021-0341

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Physical Resources manages a building area of over 6.8M square feet on 400 acres of the main campus and has a workforce of over 300 employees. Reporting to the Manager, Compliance and Wellness, Physical Resources, the Physical Resources Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Representative is responsible for promoting occupational health and safety through safe work practices and procedures; and assisting in developing, implementing, monitoring and coordinating EHS safety programs, workplace inspections, incident investigations and safety training. Other responsibilities include: working closely with other units on campus including Environmental Health and Safety to provide guidance to Physical Resources staff on the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated regulations, and on safety protocols and procedures; assisting in maintaining Physical Resources safety programs such as working at heights, hot work, asbestos management, Lockout/Tagout safety, and other OHSA regulatory compliance programs; assisting with executing and retaining records related to health and safety training, including organizing training, developing training content, producing training aids, tracking attendance, and updating the training database; and other associated duties as assigned.

Requirements of the position include:

  • Completion of a one year community college program in a related field, (undergraduate degree or certificate directly related to Occupational Health and Safety preferred), combined with at least one (1) year of directly related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time with exceptional attention to detail and diligent record keeping;
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite as well as databases.
  • The incumbent is responsible for helping to foster a culture of health, safety and wellness across Physical Resources and to demonstrate continuous improvement.

Position Number 800-009
Classification USW, Local 4120 Salary Band 4
Salary Range $23.59 Minimum
$26.37 Normal Hiring Limit
$31.92 Job Rate

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 07 19
Closing Date: 2021 08 03 (extended)