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Ontario Power Generation Health Safety Advisor in Pickering, Ontario

Health & Safety Advisor

Location:

Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5

Req ID: 45833

Status: Regular Full Time

Working Conditions: Hybrid

Education Level: 4 years of University training

Location: Pickering, ON

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: 10%

Deadline to Apply: May 24, 2024

Electrify your career and help build a brighter tomorrow.

Every generation has a challenge that defines them. At OPG, we are calling on all innovators, disruptors, thought leaders and change-makers. Join us to electrify life in one generation and build a sustainable future powered by our electricity, our ideas, and our people. Join OPG and make history.

Whether you work in the skilled trades or are a business professional, a career at OPG is an opportunity to electrify your life on -- and off -- the job.

ACCOMMODATIONS

OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

If you requireinformationin a format that is accessible to you, please contact AODA@opg.com

NEW CAMPUS: In late 2024, OPG is establishing our new campus at 1908 Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa, Ontario. The new campus will provide a cutting-edge work environment that fosters collaboration and innovation.

JOB OVERVIEW

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for dynamic, strategic, and results-driven professional to join our team in the role of  Health & Safety Advisor.

Reporting to the Manager, H&S Field Services, the Health & Safety Advisor is accountable to provide health and safety related support to their assigned client groups. This includes support in the operation of the OPG safety management system within their client groups, supporting line supervisors and managers with field-focused solutions to their health and safety issues, supporting line supervisors and managers with interpretation of legislative requirements and OPG safety requirements, and delivering or coordinating specialized health and/or safety support.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to OPG’s public outreach, engagement, and education efforts as part of the company’s commitment to growing its social license.

*KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES *

  • The Health and Safety Advisor is accountable to provide health and safety related support to their client groups. This includes leadership and support in the operation of the OPG safety management system with their client group, such as facilitating the annual risk assessment, development, coordination and monitoring of the annual health and safety continuous improvement plan, and monitoring to ensure compliance in the field with OPG health and safety requirements. In addition, the health and safety advisor will support line supervisors and managers with field-focused solutions to their health and safety issues, and support line supervisors and managers with activities including interpretation of legislative requirements and OPG safety requirements, incident investigation, incident ratings, regulator field visits and response, and delivering or coordinating specialized health and/or safety support from the shared services center, center of expertise, or thru contracted services. This can include but is not limited to, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, WSIB support, contractor safety, employee disability management and return to work, and employee health promotion. Provide independent advice, guidance, and assistance to project managers on occupational health and safety matters related to contracts, to ensure compliance with established procedures, regulatory requirements, and guidelines.

  • Support the development and execution of programs and initiatives for leading/lagging metrics to monitor safety performance inclusive of contractor performance.

  • Provide advice, guidance and assistance to line management and supervisors on all health and safety matters including the interpretation, explanation and application of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, standards, programs, policies, and practices to attempt to ensure that established procedures and guidelines are complied with.

  • Coordinate, and monitor the implementation of the OPG Health and Safety Management System in consultation with the client group management team.

  • Maintain health and safety information on behalf of the client group, on the performance against targets and effectiveness of programs. Make recommendations to management as required to recover performance where projected to exceed targets and objectives.

  • Act as the primary representative to local and regional agencies on Health and Safety matters, e.g., Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development on behalf of the client group management team

  • Investigate incidents, accidents and injuries and provide findings and recommendations to the Line of Business Manager. As assigned, lead or participate on teams investigating incidents, making recommendations for corrective actions to site and senior management as required.

  • Liaise with contractors and OPGI staff providing technical assistance and expert advice that may arise between contractors and OPG production staff.

  • Initiate reporting requirements of occupational injuries, disease, and exposures to hazardous agents, and liaise with the Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the corporation's agent to provide follow-up information as appropriate. Advise Management of WSIB requirements and implement procedures and processes to ensure complete and accurate reporting of injuries and illnesses and records of WSIB claims.

  • Support line supervisors and managers with graduated return-to-work planning and monitoring of employee's recovery to full duties, as requested.

  • Participate, lead, and/or coordinate internal and external evaluations (self-assessments, audits, evaluations) of health and safety programs for the client group and for contractor H&S program and/or H&S project plan.

  • Participate as requested in the development, and continuous improvement of OPG's health and safety program.

  • Other Duties as Required.

EDUCATION

  • 4 years of University training.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in a similar role.

  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSO) designations are preferred

  • Mental Health First-aid certification would be an asset combined with passion for psychological wellness in the workplace.

  • Experience in electrical and trade experience is preferred.

  • Requires experience in a Health and Safety function to be familiar with the policies and procedures governing Health and Safety issues in Ontario.

  • Experience in a complex work environment with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff

  • Experience working with external stakeholders and regulators.

  • Ability to apply and interpret Health and Safety requirements in an industrial and construction environment.

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills to clearly communicate with a wide variety of people and to act as a resource/consultant/facilitator in a variety of committees or task group situations.

  • Data analytic skill set with ability to review and compile data summaries effectively and efficiently.

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.

What Makes a Career at OPG Different?

As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, we’re building, expanding, and innovating the equipment and technology that keeps Ontario powered with clean, reliable energy.

At OPG, our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change: 

Safety – it’s our business.

Integrity – always lead with integrity.

Excellence – never satisfied with good enough.

Inclusion – working together for powerful outcomes.

Innovation - creativity accelerates possibility.

Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide

  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities

  • Electricity is vital to the province and OPG’s clean electricity is helping decarbonize other sectors.

Our promise to you:

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.

  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.

  • Opportunities to stretch and develop.

  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.

  • Partner with Indigenous communities and support local businesses.

  • We support employment equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Are you ready to start a career that has the power to electrify life on and off the job? Apply now.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your application  online at https://jobs.opg.com/ by 11:59 PM E.S.T. May 24, 2024   OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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