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Health & Safety Advisor (Term Position)

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Job Title Health & Safety Advisor (Term Position)
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Position Details
The University has an exciting opportunity for a professional, energetic and dynamic individual to join the Safety Services team in the capacity of Health & Safety Advisor (HSA). Safety Services provides oversight for administration of the University’s Environment, Health and Safety program and works collaboratively with the University community to promote a strong safety culture. We provide guidance, educational services and programs that foster a safe and healthy environment for research, work and study.

Reporting to the Manager, Safety, the HSA will provide support for all University health and safety programs and may include appointment as the institutional Biosafety and Radiation Safety Officer.

The HSA’s Responsibilities Include:
  • Development of university-wide standards, guidelines and programs aligning with applicable federal and provincial legislation, and best practices;
  • Work with academic, administrative, research units and various safety committees to support the University in implementing leading practices and regulatory requirements;
  • Develop and deliver educational programs to the university community;
  • Provide expertise and advice on health, safety and prevention initiatives;
  • Creation of strategies that support a safe and healthy University community.

  • Develop and implement various occupational health and safety programs to support the University’s Environment, Health and Safety Management System, including lab/research safety, biosafety, radiation safety, first aid, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, off-campus/field activities, fire prevention, and contractor safety.
  • Provide advisory and consultative service on various occupational health and safety topics, including interpretation of all relevant legislation and applicable statutes.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies such as Alberta OHS, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
  • Conduct investigations for reported workplace incidents, injuries and near misses; provide recommendations for corrective action. 
  • Conduct workplace inspections and audits.
  • Facilitate training and education programs that support best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare reports/documents within a confidential context.
Position Qualifications
  • An accredited 4-year college/university curriculum degree, preferably in Biology, Chemistry, a related scientific field, or Occupational Health and Safety. Equivalencies will be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in occupational health and safety in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity (post-secondary institution experience is preferred).
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation or ability to meet CRSP eligibility requirements within 2 years.
  • Prior experience in laboratory research and/or lab safety would be an asset.
  • Thorough knowledge and application of provincial and federal occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and behaviour, demonstrate a high level of independence and intrinsic motivation, work as a collaborative team member and be adaptable to change.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships/partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective communication skills, including experience in facilitation and presentation to groups.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated competence in adult learning.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, computer literacy, and proficiency in report writing.

This position requires a satisfactory Criminal Record Check. 
Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $60,505.52 - $76,116.32 annually
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $60,505.52 - $91,727.11 annually (APO - Grade 3)
Campus Lethbridge
Employment Group APO
Position Category Other
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/18/2023
Close Date 09/26/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 10/16/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 10/16/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Additional Documents