Associate, Hazard Prevention & Protection

Work Area: 
Hornby Street - 4th Floor
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union
Support Services


Reporting to the Director, Occupational Health, the Associate, Hazard Prevention & Protection supports the Occupation Health team to implement prevention and hazard safety training programs and practices. Coordinates and assists with education delivery (i.e., Fit-testing and train-the-trainer sessions), processes incident reports, gathers information on related safety and hygiene concerns and provides related assistance to Safety & Hygiene Advisors. The Associate maintains a database of training activities by entering applicable information into the database; creating and running audit reports/processes; and generating reports. Maintains files, documentation and performs other related administrative functions as necessary. Liaises with internal and external stakeholders such as PHC Department/Program Managers and WorkSafeBC and Ministry of Health representatives to gather and exchange information.


Demonstrated knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulations, standard OHS collective agreement provisions/obligations and other relevant health and safety regulatory requirements and best practices.
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work with others effectively.
Demonstrated skill in the use of computer applications such as databases, word-processing, and spreadsheet and presentation software.
Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.


Diploma in Occupational Health from an accredited educational institution plus one (1) year of recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Work related travel between PHC sites may require the use of own vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed according to PHC policies. Valid Class 5 Drivers License required.


Coordinates and assists with the preparation of hazard prevention instruction and training sessions following established protocols relating to the use of protective equipment (e.g., Fit Testing using N95 respirator, Ebola protection); helps prepare, edit and publish related safety bulletins, guides, pamphlets, audio/visual and other materials. Coordinates and books training locations and arranges for training equipment delivery to location. Contributes related information for the department Intranet site.

Enters and tracks information regarding staff training attendance and completion rate into related database. Develops and runs audit processes to ensure PHC compliance with WorkSafe regulations. Prepares reports and summaries as required for PHC Management, WorkSafe and the Ministry of Health. Distributes according to established procedures.

Assists with Safety & Hygiene Advisors with incident investigations by acting as a point of contact for employees regarding the reporting of incidents and the completion of forms. Gathers details regarding the incident and provides information regarding the form requirements. Provides initial assessment of incident to Safety & Hygiene Advisor. Compiles and maintains statistical information related to incident activities.

Sets up filing systems, maintains and files all related documentation.

Orders testing supplies from designated suppliers in accordance with established procedures.

Carries out responsibilities in accordance with health and safety requirements. Immediately reports unsafe situations by notifying supervisor or other appropriate personnel.

Performs other related duties as assigned.