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Safety Officer

Job LocationEdmonton, AB
EducationNot Mentioned
SalaryNot Disclosed
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Job Description

The Safety Officer provides safety guidance and support to all levels of management in the understanding, implementation, audit, and review of Cando’s Safety Management Systems. Further duties also require interaction with employees, customers, regulatory bodies, Class 1 railways and other agencies as required.The Safety Officer position can operate out of any of our Cando regional locations. (Edmonton, Saskatoon, Brandon, Winnipeg, Greater Toronto Area)Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead/ Assist with the ongoing development, administration, and revision of the company’s safety management system (SMS); ensure materials are accurate, current, and contain site specific information for each user group
  • Perform safety audits independently and in conjunction with site managers; use findings to determine learning and implementation gaps and the best allocation of resources to meet SMS requirements
  • Coordinate and participate in regulatory initiatives and business enhancements to the SMS and safety processes; liaise with Federal and Provincial regulators as required
  • Monitor the progress of training activities related to the SMS and ensure all objectives are met
  • Design and implement corrective actions identified in audit findings by way of guidance, research and support implementation controls
  • Work alongside managers, utilizing technical expertise and experience with transload, engineering, mechanical and railway operations to determine areas that could be approved upon through the administration of hands on and/or technical training
  • Investigate workplace incidents and prepare comprehensive investigation reports and remedial measures;
  • Provide mentoring to managers and employees on safety initiatives including SMS practices and incident investigation techniques
  • Interact with contractors, customers, partners and other railway company personnel as required
  • Develop curriculum and execute training for Safety Management System initiatives
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Post Secondary education (degree or diploma) in health and safety
  • Strong understanding of the elements within legislated Safety Management Systems
  • Well versed in the principles of occupational health and safety with a thorough understanding of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Regulations in NWT, BC, AB, SK, MB, and ON. Working knowledge of OSHA regulations relevant to WI, AR and KY
  • Understanding of Federal and Provincial legislation with respect to railway operations and safety management systems
  • Considerable knowledge of modern principles, practices, and techniques for administering and delivering safety programs and investigating workplace incidents
  • Comfortable in the field of public speaking and the ability to train personnel
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with people of all backgrounds and levels of comprehension; demonstrated report writing experience
  • Personable and able to demonstrate initiative to work with others and to foster a respectful workplace among all levels of Cando’s structure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook with the skill to adapt easily to other software systems
  • Knowledge of railway operations procedures, transload processes and/or railway engineering and mechanical practices
  • Ability to obtain and maintain CROR certification, a valid provincial driver’s license, safety critical medical status, and meet all safety and customer requirements
  • Ability to participate in industrial switching as a ground person and/or locomotive operator, ensuring qualifications and certifications are maintained
  • Willingness to participate in furthering education to meet company needs
  • Ability to travel to all Cando locations in Canada and the United States
  • Ability to take initiative on tasks and work independently within deadlines
Education & Experience
  • Five (5) years experience in health and safety or related role
  • Three (3) years’ experience researching, preparing, and implementing safety management systems in a rail or industrial environment
  • Accredited safety auditor credentials or other professional designation (CRSP) in the field of Occupational Health and Safety is preferred
Note: This description is not intended to limit the assignment of work or be construed as a complete list of the many duties to be performed by the incumbent. The qualifications are provided so interested candidates understand the level of expertise required in this position.Job Type: Full-timeSalary: From $70,000.00 per yearBenefits:
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Safety: 3 years (Required)
Work remotely:
  • Temporarily due to COVID-19


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