Director of Health, Safety and Risk

  Vancouver

Our client is a dynamic, growth-oriented, and safety-focused company. This organization has been
deemed to be an “essential service” by providing collection and processing of Waste and
Recyclables that keep our communities clean and safe. With customer service and safety as their
focus, we are looking for an energetic and driven leader to support our clients growing company and
play a crucial role in the circular economy. Our client is proud to be recognized as one of
Canada’s Greenest Employers, a certified diverse supplier of the Canadian Aboriginal and
Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), the Canadian Women Business Enterprise National Council
(WBE) and WEConnect International.

Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer, the Director
of Health, Safety & Risk will lead and manage all Safety, Compliance and Risk functions within
our clients operations located in BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the state of
Michigan. The focus of delivery on all processes and programs will be safe, effective,
prevention-based practices that strive for measurable results and excellent customer service.
This position plays a critical role in acting as an advocate for safety and will demonstrate
principles and practices that will optimize a safe environment for all.

Advantages
• Excellent compensation and benefits package
• Industry leading company with excellent work culture

Responsibilities
• Work with senior leadership to set organizational risk management and health and safety goals.
• Work with all cross functional teams to raise the bar in safety culture and build an environment where safety is a way of life.
• Develop targeted KPI’s that will roll-up to a monthly, quarterly, and annual dashboard to clearly identify successes and areas for improvement.
• Conduct statistical/trend analysis of vehicle collision, near misses, workplace incidents and coordinate action plans and preventive measures with senior leadership and operating managers.
• Expedite corporate wide standardization of programs and policies, reporting, analysis, and evaluation of risk issues and trends in an effort to develop and implement mitigation mechanisms in support of staff and community safety and organization-wide risk mitigation.
• Prepare safety policies and procedures and provide support in implementing these policies and procedures.
• Collaborate with staff and leaders to identify and develop strategies and training for improving staff safety and promoting a ‘Safety First’ culture.
• Ensure that federal, provincial, state, and local safety laws, regulations, codes, and rules are observed, and that OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements are met.
• Develop and monitor policies and procedural guidelines to reduce liability and exposure from employee injuries, vehicle collisions and public safety issues.
• Develop instructional, operational and safety manuals for the operating managers and Health and Safety Specialists.
• Conduct investigations of workplace accidents, injuries, and job site safety and make recommendations to correct any issues and put in place preventive measures to correct unsafe behaviours.
• Act as a resource in the development, maintenance, and improvement of quality improvement processes including creating action plans to address areas of improvement and ensure follow-up actions are completed.
• Oversee and facilitate the implementation of the annual Insurance Renewal process.
• Participate in industry and other safety associations maintaining the company profile, monitoring trends, and competitor programs.
• Provide expertise and training to all employees on issues related to safety.
• Develop training materials that reduce employees’ exposure to hazardous materials and situations
• Create a high-performance team.
• Model accountability, responsibility, and the values of our corporate culture to the team.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field; Risk Management Certificate/program completion an asset.
• Minimum ten (10) years of progressive leadership experience in health and safety and risk management in a transportation and/or manufacturing environment.
• Demonstrated experience in federal, provincial, state, and local safety laws, regulations, codes, OHSA and substance abuse legislation.
• Excellent understanding of operational excellence, quality improvement, change management and service innovation with expertise in utilizing quality improvement tools.
• Demonstrated experience in facilitation, collaboration and negotiation with multiple stakeholders and service providers.
• Advanced knowledge of data management, statistical analysis, and data visualization.
• Strong attention to detail and effective project management and negotiation skills.
• Leadership style that supports a learning environment and competencies.
• Demonstrated knowledge in enterprise risk management frameworks, insurance management process, claims management, and contracts/agreements in the transportation or manufacturing sector.
• Solid familiarity with emergency preparedness, incident management, and pandemic and communicable disease planning.
• Flexible, self-directed, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrate initiative and adaptability; able to prioritize conflicting demands and work within tight timelines.
• Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of various software, including Microsoft Office.
• Excellent interpersonal and effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to travel across Canada and the United States.

Summary
If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva | nick.paraskeva@randstad.ca

Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada’s workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.

Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
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