Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator

Apr 8, 2024

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POSITION: Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator (Contract Position)
DEPARTMENT: Administration

To provide Occupational Health and Safety support to the RK MacDonald Nursing Home. This position works with all RK employees, residents and their family members to promote a positive work environment and a culture of safe work practices across the organization.


The Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing the Home’s Occupational Health & Safety program. The Coordinator will provide advice to the Home as it relates to employee safety, Health and Safety legislation, reporting requirements, and best practices. This position requires strong attention to detail, organizational skills, excellent communication and research skills, and the ability to evaluate the impact of Health and Safety activities/programs.


  • Complete the WCB Certification Program
  • Address 2023 Occupational Health & Safety Inspection deficiencies including a review of the Home’s Health & Safety Program
  • Lead in policy / procedure review and staff training meeting Accreditation Standards pertaining to Occupational Health & Safety
  • Review and revise Incident Reporting policy and procedures


  • Participates as a member of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  • Participates in the development of safe work policies and procedures
  • Recommend and facilitate safety training
  • Ensure company adherence to Provincial and Federal Safety legislation
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the RK MacDonald Nursing Home policies and procedures
  • Develop new employee on-boarding safety education


  • Prepares bi-weekly Briefing Notes for the CEO on deliverable progress
  • Submits bi-weekly invoices noting hours of work



  • Diploma in Business Administration or Occupational Health and Safety


  • 2 years direct experience in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Experience writing policies and procedures
  • Experience in the Accreditation process


  • Strong communication skills orally and written
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and diplomacy
  • Self-motivated and engaged


  • Necessity to be able to work effectively from Home
  • Shared office space onsite
  • Own computer
  • RK will provide remote access to RK Cloud

Safe Work Practices / Responsibilities

The R.K MacDonald Occupational Health and Safety Home Policy establishes employee expectations for working safely. To achieve these expectations employees at all levels of the organization must adhere to Core Values of Safety and Safety Responsibilities listed below:

  • Demonstrate leadership commitment.
  • Communicate hazards and controls.
  • Conduct inspections & investigations.
  • Provide Training / Communicate / Lead / Coach.
  • Provide necessary tools / equipment / PPE.
  • Monitor Compliance to SOPs & SWPs.
  • Enforce disciplines & Discipline as required.

We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favourable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.