Ag Safety and Health Specialist

Description of the Position:

Based in Winnipeg, MB, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) requires a motivated individual who has the ability to function independently, and as part of the CASA team. The successful candidate will use expert Health and Safety training skills and project management skills to advance agricultural safety across Canada and support provincial partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Grain Safety Program
  • As a Project Manager, leads projects and initiatives focused at addressing health and safety issues
  • Acts as an internal Health and Safety specialist as required
  • Develops, delivers, conducts and evaluates ag safety training courses
  • Communicates health and safety information to agricultural sector

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in safety programming and farming
  • Degree or diploma in a relevant discipline (Occupational Health and Safety) and a minimum of 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) Certification is preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Although not essential, French language proficiency would be considered an asset.
  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively throughout Canada
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must be able to lift 25 kilograms

Remuneration:

$ 70,000 – 75,000 per annum based on a 37.5 hrs work week

Hours:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (flexible)
The hours of work may vary and may be subject to terms and conditions of the employment contract.

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their application, outlining experience, qualifications to:

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
3325 – C Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R3V 0A2
email: resume@casa-acsa.ca

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Ag Safety and Health Specialist – Job Description

Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, he/she will jointly assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the newly established Grain Safety Program. He/she will work closely with provincial agricultural safety organizations to manage the Program. In addition he/she will provide support for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) health and safety training, and other safety projects as assigned. The position requires both leadership and management skills.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Plans, organizes and manages the Grain Safety Program logistics, OH&S concepts and resources.
  • Manages the development of an agricultural safety and health curriculum for CASA.
  • Assists in representing management in matters of health and safety with the government, health and safety associations and other outside agencies and organizations.
  • Provides technical counsel and advice on issues related to agricultural health and safety.
  • Develops, delivers, conducts and evaluates ag safety training courses on behalf of CASA
  • Maintains current technical knowledge and understanding of leading practices in workplace safety, including any new developments related to agricultural workplace health and safety legislations and regulations or programs in other jurisdictions,
  • Presents papers and workshops on a variety of health and safety topics, practices and procedures to a variety of audiences.
  • Responds to general inquiries from members and the public on agricultural health and safety issues.
  • Communicates health and safety information to agricultural sector
  • As needed, leads projects and initiatives for CASA.

Education, Certification and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in safety programming and farming
  • Degree or diploma in a relevant discipline (Occupational Health and Safety) and a minimum of 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) Certification is preferred
  • Although not essential, French language proficiency would be considered an asset
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Must be willing to travel extensively throughout Canada
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle