Health & Safety Specialist

  • go2HR
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 910-850 West Hastings Street Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on April 30, 2024

Job Description

Do you value being a part of a highly engaged, collaborative and supportive team? Would you be interested in sharing your knowledge to empower employers to build safer workplaces across BC’s tourism and hospitality industry?

If you are an experienced Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) professional with a passion for people and a love of BC’s tourism and hospitality sector, the Health & Safety Specialist position with go2HR is a unique opportunity that could be a great fit for you!

About go2HR:

go2HR is the human resources and health and safety association for BC’s tourism and hospitality industry.
We exist to drive strong workforces and safe workplaces that deliver world-class tourism and hospitality experiences in BC.

Our mission is to empower employers to have a strong human resource and health & safety culture that supports strong business performance.

• We offer programs, tools, information, and consulting services to elevate employers’ human resources and health and safety practices.
• We educate and train the current and future workforces.
• We inform government, stakeholders and communities on labour market conditions and strategy.


The range of services offered by go2HR plays an important role in helping tourism and hospitality businesses to recognize and address occupational and psychological health & safety concerns. To meet the growing demand for these services, and in line with our strategic priorities, go2HR is pleased to be hiring for a talented Health & Safety professional to join our team.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Director, Industry Health & Safety, the H&S Specialist engages directly with businesses across the province to provide OHS guidance, support and resources to help strengthen H&S programs and build safer work environments. This role involves liaising with multiple stakeholders and requires a balance of strong technical OHS skills combined with excellent communication and interpersonal engagement capabilities.
As the Health & Safety Specialist, you will be involved in a range of activities, including:
• Providing tailored H&S advisory services to industry employers, focusing on current and emerging areas of concern and interest
• Responding to inquiries and advising employers on specific OHS-related matters, adapting your approach to suit each interaction
• Leading specific projects on current high priority topic areas such as managing heat stress, expanding worker engagement in workplace H&S, preventing musculoskeletal injuries and much more
• Promoting go2HR’s health & safety initiatives to the industry during interactions to raise awareness and encourage participation
• Developing and maintaining strong relationships with industry stakeholders – employers, industry associations, destination marketing/management organizations and WorkSafeBC
• Collaborating with other go2HR team members to develop, organize and deliver industry events and projects (e.g. OHS presentations, forums, webinars, articles, website content, surveys), on time and on budget
• Maximizing opportunities to cross-promote go2HR’s suite of offerings, including training and HR services, facilitating referrals and introductions
• Maintaining current knowledge of Workers Compensation Act and OHS Regulation, consulting with industry and other stakeholders on emerging issues
• Identifying and recommending opportunities to expand go2HR’s OHS training programs, services, events and resources to meet the needs of the industry
• Assisting employers with H&S program development and continual improvement efforts
• Creating, reviewing and updating training course content and educational resources on the website to reflect new information and regulatory changes
• Contributing ideas, content and subject matter expertise to support targeted outreach efforts, including articles, newsletters, social media and eblasts
• Participating in H&S committees
• Contributing to the ongoing assessment of the H&S program performance by tracking metrics, contributing to annual reports and benchmarking H&S offerings
• Supporting the development of future annual H&S workplans/business plans

Responsibilities & Qualifications

• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in an OHS-related capacity; preferably within the tourism and hospitality industry
• Practical experience with safety management systems and injury management/return to work practices
• Comprehensive understanding of BC Workers Compensation Act and OHS Regulation and the ability to locate key information when needed
• Experience developing OHS programs and/or delivering OHS consultations (auditing, feedback, guidance & support/advisory services)
• Experience in/understanding of workplace psychological health and safety, including the management of psychological risks and awareness building considered an asset
• Excellent interpersonal skills; proven able to gain cooperation and build relationships with a broad range of partners and stakeholders
• Strong attention to detail, highly skilled listener and communicator; oral and written
• Proven skills in project management, rolling out new initiatives, training/presentations delivery and data analysis
• Self-starter, able to work productively with minimal supervision and take ownership of work
• Proven time management and organizational skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms (MS Teams, Zoom, Webex)
• Valid driver’s license, able to travel
• Occupational health and safety certificate or diploma highly desirable
• Working towards an OHS designation (e.g. CRSP, CHSC) a definite asset


65 - 85K

Other Perks/Benefits

We offer a flexible work environment, attractive compensation, great benefits and ongoing professional development opportunities, with a focus on wellness and a healthy work-life balance. Not to mention a really fun team! Our people are the core of our business. We are a driven, collaborative team, always looking to make a meaningful difference. Work Environment: The days of work are Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours/week, in a hybrid or fully remote (home-office based) work environment, depending on the successful candidate’s location. go2HR’s head office is located in downtown Vancouver and our hybrid team works approximately two days a week in our office. Candidates must reside in BC and be located near a major hub to be considered, as some travel to Vancouver head office and around the province will be required.

Recommended Training

Safety Basics - Health & Safety OrientationCertificate of Recognition (COR) - Internal Auditor TrainingJoint Health & Safety Committee TrainingAn Introduction to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)WHIMIS

Job Application Process

Please send your resume and cover letter (please mention H&S Specialist in the subject line)

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