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Specialist, Occupational Health and Safety (FT, Perm)

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Date: Oct 25, 2021

Location: Kamloops, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

At BCLC, we play fair.  We believe that playing fairly is a serious responsibility and an empowering opportunity. Our commitment to social, economic and environmental responsibility is central to all we do and captured in our slogan “Playing it Right”. From our LEED Metro Vancouver office, to our responsible gambling program, GameSense, we are committed to ensuring that we always consider the impact of our business on the people and communities of BC. At BCLC, we play for BC. We employ—directly and indirectly—almost 26,000 people in gambling operations, related government agencies and charities as well as support services. 

At BCLC, we make it fun to be an adult. For more than 30 years, we’ve entertained customers with a chance to dream and have fun, while delivering revenue to the Government of BC for the benefit of British Columbians. During this time, we've evolved from a lottery corporation to a full-spectrum gambling entertainment company responsible for conducting, managing and operating lottery, casino, community gaming (bingo) and eGaming in BC. We strive to create outstanding gambling experiences and to have our games evolve with the player’s idea of excitement. For us, playing is not all about winning; it’s about entertainment.


Job Summary

As a key part of the BCLC P&C (People and Culture) team, the Specialist, Occupational Health and Safety will promote a culture of safety and wellness, and ensure a safe work environment at BCLC.

Working collaboratively with the business, P&C and Health and Safety Committees, this role focuses primarily on Alignment (aligning safety, wellness and corporate strategy), Programs (managing, assessing and developing programs), Regulatory Compliance (managing end-to-end processes and interface with regulatory authorities), and Development (increasing the capabilities of employees, leaders and safety committees).


Key Accountabilities

  • Develops, implements, and manages programs, tactical plans, standards, policies, and procedures for all employee safety. Ensures an integrated approach, aligned to corporate strategy, employee wellness, and legal compliance. Proactively supports the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, OneBCLC culture initiatives, Values, and Social Purpose.

  • Assesses and monitors program effectiveness and identifies gaps and opportunities for improvement. Stays current in trends, best practices and maintains knowledge of workplace obligations related to employee safety and wellness, recommending changes to existing programs where appropriate.

  • Provides consultation and advice to executives and management on approaches and solutions to employee safety issues and concerns, to ensure the successful implementation and operations of new programs and other changes.

  • Represents the organization on joint management/employee Health and Safety committees related to employee safety program areas.

  • Completes accident and injury investigations in conjunction with the Health and Safety Committee. Establishes and maintains various procedures and programs for the mitigation and/or response to safety risks and related incidents. Acts as a liaison to relevant regulatory agencies/bodies to ensure that requirements are met.

  • Partners with P&C, Business Continuity, Emergency Preparedness and the business in developing and conducting training and presentations for health and safety matters and accident prevention.  Works to promote a culture of safety at BCLC.

  • Prepares quarterly safety reports for the Board of Directors and the Executive team, Health and Safety committee, raising safety awareness, trends, issues and statistics.

  • Collaborates with other members of the People & Culture team in delivering disability management, benefits, compensation, recognition and wellness programs.


Minimum Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A degree or diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or a related discipline;

  • Certified Registered Safety Profession (CRSP), Canadian Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) or post-graduate OH&S university/college degree preferred;

  • 3-5 years’ experience in occupational safety planning, safety operations;

  • Experience with disability management is an asset;

  • Experience with the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace is an asset;

  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered;

  • Must have a valid driver’s license- required to travel to various site locations across BC.
    Technical Requirements

  • Sound knowledge of Provincial Occupational Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation Acts and Regulations;

  • Business acumen to align corporate and P&C strategies with Occupational Health and Safety and Wellness;

  • Strong relationship skills, with demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in a team environment;

  • Strong change management skills and ability to influence stakeholders;

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written/presentation communication skills to develop and deliver training, prepare safety plans, reports and procedures and manage stakeholder relationships;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and active participation in the OHS community;

  • Proven project management skills and ability to successfully deliver/execute initiatives, products, programs, and/or policies;

  • Demonstrated ability to work with self-initiative;

  • Proficiency in MS Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);

  • Understanding of B.C. gaming industry an asset.


Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be 19 years of age to work at BCLC.

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