Health & Safety Business Partner (West) (BB-D6A28)
Found in: Talent CA
Description:As the world’s number one distributor of heating, plumbing, industrial, and waterworks supplies, we know that talented people are essential to maintaining our success in the future.Wolseley Canada provides an environment where employees can take their skills, talents, experience and interests to the next level to grow professionally and build rewarding careers.Wolseley Canada offers many challenging and diverse career opportunities in our local branch networks and throughout our Regional and Corporate offices across Canada.We are driven to achieve results, collaborate with each other to determine the best course of action, hold ourselves accountable at all times and demonstrate resilience when new challenges come our way.Does this sound like you? Do you want to make a difference and grow your career? If so, then come join our talented and high performing team.The West Region Health & Safety Business Partner is the strategic partner supporting Wolseley Canada’s west region, leading the execution, support and strategic partnership of Wolseley’s health and safety program, reporting into the corporate Environment, Health & Safety team. The West Region Health & Safety Business Partner leverages strong health and safety knowledge, problem solving and communication skills to provide advice and guidance to leaders and staff on a broad set of safety-related matters. As a Health & Safety leader this position assists other leaders at all levels in the organization with health and safety planning, program and activity implementation, policy interpretation and execution, safety performance, and training. As an expert in health and safety, this position will be required to participate in strategic support visits to locations across Western Canada.ResponsibilitiesAdopting the principles of continuous improvement, provide leadership, direction, and integration of the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) management system to establish and maintain a strong safety culture.Actively promote a healthy workplace that is free from workplace violence and harassment.Work collaboratively with the Environment, Health and Safety team and with business partners, to drive an improvement in injury frequency.Monitor trends in leading and lagging indicators, reporting, and communicating performance to business leaders.Educate, consult with and influence management regarding unique safety requirements impacting their decisions, business unit operations, systems, and procedures.Work directly with various levels of leadership to implement and maintain the EHS program.Monitor, review and report health and safety performance indicators/measures Evaluate, analyze, and provide suggestions for the improvement and enhancement of work processes, equipment, productivity, and cost containment.Partner with stakeholders regarding incident investigations, ensuring accurate root cause analysis, identification of corrective action(s), and ensuring desired follow-ups are achieved.Partner with stakeholders regarding workplace violence and harassment investigations, using investigation techniques to determine facts and complete reports based on findings.Support the return-to-work program.Support the Environment, Health and Safety audit process (identify safety hazards, non-compliance, provide recommendations/programs to mitigate gaps in compliance, etc.) Ensure integration of health and safety measures into all new processes, equipment, and contract work.Provide in depth guidance and support to managers to meet their accountabilities for the safety and health of their associates, customers, and the environment.Act as a liaison between operations and regulatory bodies.Develop best practice guidelines to enable proactive management of risk for the organization and supports the Internal Responsibility System. Provide advice and consulting support to Managers and employees on HSE related matters to support continuous improvement. Partner with Managers to diagnose HSE related issues and recommend solutions that drive desired change. Contribute to the development and testing of emergency plans to support the region. Develop and support processes that encourage employee participation in safety, leadership engagement and positive recognition to foster safe and healthy working environments. Work with various stakeholders to contribute as a subject matter expert in relevant projects to advance business objectives and reduce harm to people, environment, and assets. In partnership with the Learning and Development team, support the implementation of required Health and Safety training for managers, employees, and contractors, including the maintenance of company and regulatory records and files.Other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.RequirementsBachelor’s degree in Health & Safety, Science, Business, or related field5-7 years of progressive Health & Safety experienceCompletion or working toward the CRSP designation.In-depth knowledge of Canadian OHS legislationExperience with complex, matrix environment preferably globalWorking experience and knowledge of Workday and associated business processesAdvanced skill level in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point) requiredExcellent Customer Service, interpersonal and leadership skillsEffective analytical and problem-solving skillsExcellent communication skills both oral and writtenKnowledge of current trends and issues in Health & Safety and how to apply them in the businessExperience in building, managing and maintaining employee and manager relationshipsExperience contributing to and/or leading various Health & Safety strategic initiativesProven ability to manage conflictAble to maintain confidentiality and conduct work within appropriate privacy standardsAble to maintain a professional attitudeAble to handle stressful situationsAbility to offer sensible judgment, recommendations, opinions and suggestions based on sound health & safety knowledge.Ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.Highly organized in prioritizing work, multi-tasking, and consistently meeting deadlines within a fast-paced work environment.Extreme attention to detail.Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment.Fluency in both oral and written French and English languages an asset.
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