Occupational Hygiene Officer

Occupational Hygiene Officer - WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBCEmployer: WorkSafeBC

Location: Various in BC

Expires: Nov 2, 2017

Do you share our passion for workplace health and safety? Want to be part of a team of professionals helping employers prevent occupational illness, disease and disability? If so, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and dedicated occupational hygiene officers to help us build safer and healthier workplaces in British Columbia. We’re hiring now in various locations across the province. We’ll be reviewing applications weekly — don’t wait, apply today.

What you’ll do

You’ll partner with industry 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 his 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
  • Professionally deal with emergencies and sensitive situations
  • Work variable hours, including Saturdays, be available for emergency call out after hours or weekends, and be willing to travel throughout the province

Your background and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in sciences or engineering and either three years of experience in occupational hygiene, or four years of industry experience directly related to your field of scientific study or
  • A master’s degree in occupational health or hygiene with either two years of direct experience in occupational hygiene, or three years of industry experience directly related to your undergraduate field of scientific study
  • Working knowledge of industrial hygiene principles and practices, health sciences, and technical sciences
  • General knowledge of occupational health and safety

Note: To see if your resume meets the requirements for this position, please review this resume screening document.

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 or 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 almost 2.3 million workers and 210,000 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 of $72,717 – 91,777, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward a defined benefit pension plan. 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.

We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

To apply

Visit our career page at www.worksafebc.com and select Current Opportunities to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

Application deadline: November 2, 2017

Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.