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Aurora is recruiting a Health, Safety and Environment Specialist to manage the development and on-going maintenance of the Health and Safety programs for our Whistler and Pemberton locations. The HSE Specialist position is integral in administering programs that educate employees on and ensure compliance with all Aurora safety programs. The safety specialist will track all HSE indicators, ensure inspections are completed, oversee the injury prevention program and act as a bridge between management and employees in all safety related matters. 

 

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT SPECIALIST

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Continue to develop and influence a positive company safety culture
  • Assist with creating and delivering all safety communications
  • Create, regularly review, and maintain safety documentation
  • Work closely with management and leadership to drive and strengthen safety culture while resolving safety concerns and continuously improving the safety program. 
  • Ensure SDSs are up to date, accessible, and training is provided to staff.
  • Evaluate the workplace environment and develop safety management practices that identify and define the safety responsibilities of all employees. 
  • Assist HR through incident investigations and with the management of WCB claims as needed; ensuring timely completion of accident/injury reporting and ensuring modified duties are implemented as prescribed. 
  • Complete inspections as per safety program, review findings and regularly meet with responsible parties to expedite corrective actions. 
  • Provide the in-person Safety Orientation portion of new hire training on their first day and follow-up training after that at regular intervals. Review and update safety orientation as needed.
  • Establish safety metrics/KPIs. Continually review leading/lagging indicators.
  • Maintain PPE program, manage signage around the lab, maintain safety boards with key contacts and required safety documents. 
  • First Aid Attendants - coordinate training and ensure coverage for all shifts.
  • Ensure safety sections within Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) and Standard Test Methods (STMs) are appropriate. 
  • Maintain the Emergency Response Plan as needed and lead staff training on evacuation plans, fire alarm drills etc.
  • Facilitate monthly JHSC meetings and delegation of tasks to committee members
  • Creation of Job Safety Hazard Assessment Library pertaining to each facility and any associated documentation – Safe Work Practices
  • Support Aurora’s Covid 19 response team and implement provincial guidelines and regulations as they pertain to employee health and safety. 
  • Complete annual review of safety program.
  • Ensure contractor management system is followed and regularly updated. 
     

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Extensive understanding and knowledge of provincial and federal health, safety, and Environment guidelines
  • Ability to interpret and pragmatically apply the regulations in various conditions of work. 
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and risk assessment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel is required 
  • Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability
  • Excellent time management & multi-tasking abilities
  • Must have excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills
  • Detail and results oriented with the ability to multi-task, and adhere to deadlines
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Advanced interpersonal skills including communication with tact and diplomacy.  
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information and situations

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma or Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Health and Safety role within a commercial laboratory an asset
     

As a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.

 

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At Aurora, we are committed to do business inclusively and accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know.


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