Safety Partner – PDSB

Safety Partner
Permanent, full-time position


Workplace safety is more than a job for you, it’s a passion, making you the ideal Safety Partner for the Peel District School Board (PDSB) in maintaining a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety program driven by best practices.
Reporting to the Manager of Health and Safety, through the Senior Partner, you’ll work within a team of Safety Partners to maintain, develop and update internal health and safety policies, procedures, guidelines and best practices. This will range from implementing and coordinating training programs, to administering and maintaining the asbestos management, musculoskeletal disorder and workplace inspection program.


Your analytical skills, attention to detail and commitment to accuracy will prove invaluable in this safety-first role, as you conduct and coordinate hygiene testing, coordinate and perform invasive mold investigations and conduct clearance inspections. In addition, you’ll administer the lead in water testing, investigate accidents and concerns of unsafe working conditions, coordinate and conduct lift training and facilitate the lifting devices inspections. As a Safety Partner, you’ll also be expected to maintain the visual arts, technology and science safety program, including WHMIS training, guarding and the coordination of PPE, and liaise with internal locations and departments as well as provincial inspectors.


EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
With an undergraduate degree in science, and a Health and Safety designation, such as Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) and/or Environmental Professional (ES), you’re well equipped for success in this key role. As a Safety Partner, you’ll also leverage the following experience, knowledge and skill set:
• Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in occupational health and safety, with extensive experience in both asbestos and mold abatement, industrial hygiene testing, and development and implementation of safety training programs.
• Thorough understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the pursuant regulations and other legislation applicable to the Education Sector (e.g. Fire Code, Building Code, Environmental legislation, etc.).
• Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
• Proficiency with Microsoft applications.
• Excellent written and oral communication, organization, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle, as daily travel to worksites is a requirement of the role.
• Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.


ASSET:
• Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) certification.

Salary range: $76,284 – $95,358 per annum

To apply for the position of Safety Partner, please complete an online application through Apply To Education . Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000+ students and approximately 17,000 employees. We have 257 schools, 217 of which are elementary and 42 are secondary. In PDSB, 87% of students are racialized, non-white, representing 162 different ethnic backgrounds. Students in Peel have 121 different first languages. Student diversity also exists in terms of gender and gender expression, sexuality, ability and faith. A responsive and empathetic understanding of the lived experiences of the students and communities we serve is vital to those who will take on leadership roles within the PDSB. The workforce consists of teachers, office staff, custodial staff, education assistants and professional staff. The workforce is largely unionized through PDSB’s numerous affiliated bargaining agents. The Board’s strategic plan includes four pillars: high expectations for achievement; parent, community and staff engagement; equity and inclusion; and safe, positive healthy climate/well-being. Although Equity and Inclusion is a separate pillar within the strategic plan, equity and inclusion is also the lens through which all areas of the strategic plan must be seen, internalized and understood. The Board is committed to equity, inclusion, and dismantling systemic inequities that lead to marginalization and oppression of students from specific identity groups and with certain lived experiences.


Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-racism


The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g., an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance, etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.
We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.


Criminal Background Check
Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements at the CRC link.


Recruitment Process
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process; such as, test and skill demonstrations. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their applytoeducation.com account.

ADDRESS

701 Rossland Road East, Suite 349
WHITBY, ON L1N 9K3

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