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Occupational Safety Officer - Various Locations

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Job Description


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

If you have a growing passion for Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) and want to make a real positive impact in helping to ensure every worker in this province goes home safely at the end of the day, please read on. We're looking for passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated individuals to help us build safer and healthier workplaces across British Columbia!

As an Occupational Safety Officer (OSO) you will have at least four years of direct hands-on progressive industry experience in one or two of the following industries and have been involved in workplace health and safety in the following industries:

Agriculture, Asbestos, Coastal Logging, Construction, Fishing & Marine, Forestry, Health Care, Hospitality, Industrial Construction, Manufacturing, Trades and Utilities, Oil & Gas, Retail, and Transportation and Warehousing.

We have positions available in the following locations with specific focuses:
  • Port Moody - Asbestos, Construction, Industrial Construction, Health & Safety Program Management, Trades & Utilities
  • Richmond - Fishing & Marine, Health & Safety Program Management, Psychological Health & Safety, Manufacturing
  • Surrey - Psychological Health & Safety
  • Fort St. John -Forestry, Industrial Construction, Oil & Gas, Trades & Utilities
  • Victoria - Psychological Health & Safety
  • Courtenay - Coastal Logging/Falling, Fishing & Marine, Psychological Health & Safety

How you'll make a difference: You'll help ensure B.C. workers go home safely at the end of their workday.

Where you'll work

At WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.

In this role, you'll work primarily in the field, as well as your B.C. home/remote office and occasionally in your reporting office's location.

We'll be reviewing applications weekly - don't wait, apply today as our team training module is scheduled to start September 2024. Please specify in your cover letter and/or application which location(s) you're applying to.

What you'll do

As an Occupational Safety Officer you will:

Engage 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:
  • Proactively inspecting workplaces to ensure that a safe work environment is being maintained and conveying the potential hazards, risks, and /or controls
  • Mitigating potential health or safety hazards to workers, that workers and the employer have been apprised of their responsibilities, and that first aid services and equipment meet current criteria
  • Writing orders to ensure compliance with the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Regulation
  • Consulting with and educating employers, workers, and others on occupational health and safety matters
  • Partnering with industry to ensure the success of safety initiatives

Meet one of our Occupational Safety Officers to learn more about the job.

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for people who can:
  • Apply their knowledge of workplace industrial processes, equipment, and technology to make workplaces safer
  • Use their interpersonal and communication skills to convey the potential hazards, risks, and/or controls and gain compliance on complex health and safety issues within various work environments
  • Use their critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate unique workplace health and safety hazards 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, be available for emergency call out after hours or weekends, and be willing to travel throughout the province

Your background and experience
  • A minimum of 4 years relevant and progressive experience in one or two of the industries listed above where you've gained broad knowledge of the industry's processes, equipment, terminology, risks, and hazards. Roles held could include superintendent, health and safety representative, owner, foreman, tradesperson, equipment operator, health and safety coordinator, health and safety manager, or health & safety consultant and
  • General knowledge of occupational health and safety as evidenced by education (e.g. OHS diploma), certification (e.g. CRSP/CSP), and/or experience in OH&S (e.g. Formal OH&S experience or active Joint Health Committee member) is a requirement

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.

Read more about the role here on our Job Preview sheet.

Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
  • Consent to a criminal record check
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.

Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote 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 or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and 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.

Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that 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.

Learn more: Discover who we are .

Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary of $43.05 - $59.32 hourly, 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!

Learn more: Find out what we offer .

Salary: $48.46 - $61.09/hourly

Want to apply?
  • Applications are welcomed immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on the closing date.
  • Please note that we will be starting assessments prior to the closing date.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply . If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.

About WorkSafeBC

Who are we? We’re a team of more than 3,000 people, working together across 15 offices in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and B.C.’s interior. Our vision is to keep British Columbians free from workplace injury, disease, and death. And our work reflects our values: service, integrity, accountability, partnership, and innovation. At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do 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 today and for future generations. We’re honoured to serve the almost 2.3 million workers and 235,000 employers in our province. 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. Our benefits Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package may include vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. 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.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-22

Current Openings

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