Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 2062_Halifax_NS
Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator
Halifax, NS, Canada Req #2062
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Eastlink is a family owned, entrepreneurial and innovative company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We take great pride in being a leader in delivering creative competitive, customer focused telecommunications solutions, and connecting our customers to the things and people that matter most. Serving a customer base across seven provinces, our advanced solutions include Internet, Mobile, TV, Telephone, Security and Automation, Data Communications and exclusive locally produced programming on Eastlink Community TV.
We embrace diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility throughout all levels of the organization and encourage members of equity groups to self-identify during the application process.
Are you passionate about safety, love taking on new challenges, and pride yourself on attention to detail?
Then this role is for you! The Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Coordinator has accountability to facilitate the maintenance and continuous improvement of multiple aspects of the OH&S Program, policies and procedures. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia but with involvement in health & safety for our operations across Canada and Bermuda, this position supports the OH&S team and all departments, maintaining a highly professional, visible and innovative approach to systems, compliance, and safety activities across the organization.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Proactively identify safety issues and work with the Director, OH&S to implement problem-solving strategies
Act as an advisor to all Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC) as well as individual departments
Prepare risk assessments for programs such as, but not limited to, Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention and Working Alone
Conduct field observations and inspections and generate recommendations from findings
Provide support in investigating incidents to analyze causes and formulate remedial actions as required
Perform ergonomic assessments for employees
Perform research related to legislation, best practices, and services and equipment
Participate in safety audits
Manage First Aid compliance across the organization
Assist in reviewing and updating specific aspects of the OH&S program such as training compliance, JSAs and Safety Bulletins.
Post-secondary education related to Health and Safety, Human Resources, or other relevant field
The ability to multi-task, take initiative and work independently to manage workload and deadlines
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other software programs
Working knowledge of federal OH&S legislation, including Part II of the Canada Labour Code, an asset
Experience in the telecommunications industry an asset.
Why choose Eastlink?
Eastlink operates in a culture of continuous improvement through listening, learning and adapting, which enables us to respond quickly to the evolving needs of both employees and customers. We recognize that our truly greatest competitive edge is our people and that delivering a great customer experience begins with a great employee experience. Our philosophy of developing and training our team "on the ground" not only helps to create a strong onboarding experience but also readies employees for future growth opportunities within the organization.
Get your career started with us and stay with us, your journey begins here!
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In the early 1970s, Eastlink entered the cable television business in Amherst, Nova Scotia with a handful of employees and a single cable license. Since then, this Platinum Status Canadian Best Managed company has grown to more than 1,700 employees delivering world-class communications, entertainment, television and advertising services to hundreds of thousands of residential, business and public sector customers in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and Bermuda.
Eastlink has been heralded as a pioneer in the Canadian telecommunications landscape and carries the distinction of being the first cable company in Canada to enter the telephone market, and the first in North America to combine cable, Internet and telephone service in a communications and entertainment bundle.

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