Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator (Vancouver/Lower Mainland)

Post Date: 04/11/2022

Type of Placement: Full Time, Permanent


· Manage and monitor safety program to ensure compliance with regulations

· Develop and implement effective OH&S policies and guidelines for employees to follow

· Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures on an ongoing basis

· Prepare and present reports on incidents and investigate causes for prevention purposes

· Take lead in WorkSafeBC claims and manage all aspects of claims management

· Work closely with HR to ensure successful implementation of safety program

· Collaborate with Operations teams to maintain our industry-specific accreditations and certifications (HLAC and COR)

· Provide advice to management and employees on safety-related topics

· Prepare and deliver safety training, educational materials and seminars/webinars

Position Summary

K-Bro Linen Systems Inc. (K-Bro) – a Canadian leader in laundry and linen services – is looking for an experienced Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator that demonstrates a proactive and hands-on approach in driving the continual success of our safety program. As the OH&S Coordinator, you will be responsible for facilitating compliance with occupational health and safety guidelines. Your main goal will be to always ensure a safe working environment and prevent injuries and accidents from happening.

K-Bro – founded in 1954 – is a trusted leader in laundry and linen services with 9 facilities across Canada. K-Bro services some of the most recognized healthcare and hospitality organizations across Canada, including Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, Providence Health and Provincial Health Services from our state-of-the-art facility in Burnaby. In 2017, K-Bro expanded overseas into the UK with the acquisition of Fishers Laundry Group. Today, K-Bro employs approximately 2,600 employees and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:KBL)

As a key member of the K-Bro team in British Columbia, the OH&S Coordinator will report to and work closely with plant General Managers to ensure safety objectives are met and exceeded at all 3 British Columbia facilities. The individual will take ownership of everything that is safety related, including but not limited to assessing and implementing safety protocols, reviewing policies and procedures, handling all WCB and WorkSafeBC related matters from end to end, and being an active member of committees and teams such as the Health & Safety Committee and the Operations Team.

This position is based out of K-Bro’s state-of-the-art facility in South Burnaby but will require working out of the other locations as needed.

Job Skills Required

· Minimum 2 years’ experience in a health & safety role, ideally from a manufacturing or production environment

· Bachelor’s degree in safety management or related field

· Solid knowledge and understanding of WorkSafeBC and industry regulations

· Hands-on experience writing OH&S policies and conducting data analysis

· Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work and liaise with people at all levels

· Excellent influencing and communication skills

· Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint

· Certification in occupational health and safety an asset

· Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills

· Self-motivated achiever who takes initiatives and ownership of responsibilities

· Critical thinker with good problem-solving skills

· Ability to work independently as well as in a team

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