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Occupational Hygiene Officer - Various Locations

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
7 days ago

At WorkSafeBC, our Prevention Services division is dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury, illness, disease, and death. We work with employers and workers to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe through education, consultation, and enforcement.

If you share our passion for workplace health and safety and want to be part of an elite team of like-minded professionals helping employers prevent occupational illness, disease and disability, please read on.

We're looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and dedicated Occupational Hygiene Officers (OHO) to help us build safer and healthier workplaces in British Columbia. We have positions available in: Burnaby, Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Nanaimo, Port Moody, Prince George, Richmond, Terrace, and Victoria

We'll be reviewing applications weekly - don't wait, apply today for roles scheduled to start February 27, 2023 . Please specify in your cover letter and/or application which location(s) you prefer.

What you'll do

As an Occupational Hygiene Officer you will:

Partner with workers and employers from various industries to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe through education, consultation, and enforcement. You'll make a positive, tangible difference by:
  • Anticipating, recognizing, and evaluating physical, chemical, and biological health hazards, and recommending control measures
  • Investigating accidents
  • Conducting occupational hygiene assessments
  • Discussing physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, and industrial ventilation principles
  • Making and explaining decisions
  • Influencing and directing the actions and opinions of others and taking control of critical situations
  • Interpreting, applying, explaining, and enforcing WorkSafeBC regulations, policies, guidelines, and standards

Want to know more? Here's what one of our Occupational Hygiene Officers has to say about their job.

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for people who can:
  • Use their interpersonal and communication skills to convey knowledge and gain compliance on complex health and safety issues and concerns within various work environments
  • Use their critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate unique workplace health and safety issues and identify effective mitigations and controls
  • Make and enforce timely decisions independently and objectively, using sound judgment and technical knowledge
  • Handle high pressure, and sometimes tense situations and emergencies with a high level of professionalism
  • Work variable hours, including Saturdays, be available for emergency call out after hours or weekends, and be willing to travel throughout the province

Your experience and educational background:
  • A master's degree in occupational health or hygiene with either one year of direct experience in occupational hygiene, or one year of industry experience directly related to your undergraduate field of scientific study OR
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in sciences or engineering or environmental public health and either two years of experience in occupational hygiene, or three years of industry experience directly related to your field of scientific study or working as a Public Health Inspector
  • Working knowledge of industrial hygiene principles and practices, health sciences, and technical sciences
  • General knowledge and application of occupational health and safety principles as evidenced by education and/or formal experience in OH&S

To see if you meet the requirements for this position before applying, please review our new Job Preview page where it will outline in more detail what we are looking for. There's also a self-assessment questionnaire you can fill out to see if this career path is the right fit for you.

Application Requirements:

Please submit your most up-to-date resume/cover letter and complete all mandatory application questions by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the competition in order to be reviewed. The application questionnaires help us understand your complete skills, knowledge, and experience related to the position you've applied to. If you submit a resume, but do not complete the application questionnaires, your application will show as "incomplete" and cannot be reviewed by our team.

If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

As part of our mandate, we have introduced an interim mandatory employee policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and the public.

Effective November 1, 2021, WorkSafeBC will require all employees who interact in person with employers, workers, members of the public, or other WorkSafeBC staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In implementing the policy, WorkSafeBC will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated.

We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for. It's no wonder we've been named one of BC's top employers for 5 consecutive years!

Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team of like-minded professionals but also having that work-life balance. Along with a competitive starting salary with regular increases, which will commensurate with experience, your total compensation package includes:
  • 3 weeks of vacation in the first year with regular increases based on years of service, and optional leave arrangements such as the Earned Time Off (ETO) program where you can generate an additional 13 flex days off annually
  • competitive benefits package (with no waiting period) and contributions towards an excellent (defined) government pension plan
  • car allowance or company vehicle, company cell phone & laptop
  • access to in-house training, yearly tuition reimbursement, career growth opportunities, and more!

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work - and life. Learn more about what we offer .

If you're the successful applicant, we'll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you'll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we'll confirm your offer of employment.

WorkSafeBC is an inclusive and accessible employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Only those under consideration will be contacted. If you're unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Thank you, in advance, for applying.