Health and Safety Representative - Haldimand County

POSTING #: NU-2021-05
Posting Period: February 24 – March 8, 2021
POSITION STATUS: Permanent Full-Time
Hours worked per week: 35
Position: Health & Safety Representative
Salary Grade: 5
Wage Range: $64,610 – $72,677 / annum (Jan 2021)
Department / Division: Corporate & Social Services /Human Resources
Location: Cayuga, ON
Reporting to the Supervisor, Employee Wellness & Development, the incumbent will:
• Develop, as well as provide advice, and monitor County programs and procedures related to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Workplace Safety Insurance Act (WSIA) and related legislation and regulations;
• Coordinate the work of Corporate Joint Health and Safety Committees, including acting as the first point of contact in Human Resources for employees, supervisors, managers and union representatives as it relates to health and safety issues, accidents/incidents or inquiries;
• Coordinate Corporate Wellness Initiatives to assist in promoting healthy lifestyles and work environments for County employees.
• Community College Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
• Up to 5 years current related work experience in occupational health and safety
Or equivalent to that combination
• Knowledge of the OHSA, WSIA, Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and collective agreements as well as related legislation, regulations, policies, programs and practices;
• Demonstrated research, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to assess issues and develop options;
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relations with others (County staff and persons outside the County) as well as to resolve complaints or disputes;
• Demonstrated communication skills (listening, writing, verbal) to instruct and provide clear information to staff;
• Demonstrated time management and organization skills to identify priorities, plan and re-arrange work to meet deadlines;
• Basic understanding of financial principles and practices to administer WSIB claims
• Basic understanding of municipal government, its operations and services;
• Valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
Level 4 - The incumbent must possess a combination of intermediate and advanced computer skills scored at 65% or higher for Outlook and at least one of Word / Excel / PowerPoint to ensure their:
• Proven ability to use desktop or department / division specific software packages on their own or combine information from different software packages to get the desired result
• Solid understanding of the software to enable the incumbent to know the best tool to do the job efficiently.
• Knowledge to utilize software to develop quality reports, professional looking presentations, publications and/or to develop complex spreadsheets for analysis or presentation of data (including use of formulae)
Accountabilities / Tasks
Include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Under the direction of the Supervisor, provide advice regarding the OHSA, WSIA and other applicable acts, regulations and standards to foster a safe and healthy work environment for all staff.
• Maintain and analyze data trends related to Joint Heath and Safety Workplace inspections, documented accidents/incidents, claims experience and other information as required.
• Research, and contribute to the development of County policies, procedures and practices that foster a safe and healthy work environment.
• Act as a resource to all staff including coordination of the County Joint Health and Safety Committees and the Wellness Committee.
• Act as a subject matter expert and resource or participate in accident investigations, audits, risk and hazard assessments to ensure adequate controls are in place, recommend corrective measures and follow up.
• Assist with the administration of Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) Schedule 2 claims management process including:
o  preparing reports on statistical, medical and financial information;
o  provide backup to the Employee Wellness Representative in responding to incidents, accidents and
o  preparing return to work plans and modified work arrangements;
o  maintaining accurate records, including discussions or documentation related to claims;
o  participate in the tracking of claims costs by individual and function.
o  Liaise with the Ministry of Labour and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, as necessary.
• Identify the need for and contribute to the development and/or coordination of health and safety training, including identification of JHSC members requiring training.
• Collect information, monitor and conduct audits of the health and safety, WSIB and training programs to assess program effectiveness and monitor trends.
• Conduct ergonomic assessments where required.
• Prepare and update Physical Demands Analysis (PDAs) and/or Cognitive Demands Analysis (CDAs), for managers’ approval.
• Assist in the preparation of health and safety presentations, training, advisories, brochures and other materials to raise health and safety awareness
• Maintain the Fire Warden listing, training and maintain fire drill activities and reports
• Disseminate Occupational Health and Safety Information, including meeting minutes, workplace inspection reports, and develop/maintain electronic and hard copy health and safety posting boards / intranet site.
• Provide input to the development of the Division budget; monitor expenditures of assigned accounts.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
All Haldimand County employees are expected to:
• Work safely and respect others in the work place
• Maintain confidentiality
• Work within policies and procedures determined by Haldimand County and / or legislation relative to the function
This position requires:
- a current (within the past 6 months) Police Check - YES – OPP LE 219
- a pre-hire physical - NO
Accommodation is available for any applicant with a disability, as it relates to the recruitment process of this position. Upon request, Haldimand County will consult with the applicant and provide, or arrange for the provision of a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability
As per current Legislation, if it is determined that those employees with priority placement status are suitable for this job, before a selection decision has been made, this competition may be cancelled.