• Health and Safety Coordinator

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  • We're a company with integrity at its core.  We believe in treating each other with respect and working as a team to get things done right.  And because of this collaboration, we've created an atmosphere that's fun, supportive, and alive with energy!


    At Gordon Food Service British Columbia Division Ltd., our continued focus on quality and exceptional service has made us one of Canada’s largest food service distributors for over 40 years.  Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and founded in 1897 Gordon Food Service is a successful, family-oriented company.  We are proud to offer our employees career advancement with training and comprehensive benefits.






    Division: British Columbia

    Health and Safety Coordinator



    Position Overview


    Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager, the Health and Safety Coordinator will support the daily operations and administer and participate in all safety-related training programs. Assist in investigations to identify and resolve any issues that arise and be the main contact for all Worksafe paperwork. This position will require on-call (24/7) availability in the event of serious safety and/or facility emergencies that require immediate feedback and investigation.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify safety risks and actively participate in executing plans to resolve and correct these actions
    • Ability to present information in a clear, logical, and concise manner either in written form or in front of an audience; ability to create and utilize audio/visual aids, graphs/charts to increase interest and understanding of information presented
    • Interpret and implement changes according to the employer claim submission process
    • Coordinate work conditioning programs and monitor the effectiveness of the modified work programs by department
    • Develop, implement and monitor safety initiatives in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, Hazardous Products Act and Workers’ Compensation
    • Monitor team members on modified duty while working with HR and WCB for appropriate turn around on RTW
    • Participate in monthly Occupational Health and Safety meetings at Gordon Food Services
    • Represent Gordon Food Services during WCB workplace inspections and complete monthly safety inspections
    • Monitor WHMIS 2015 and TD6 program for compliance and training
    • Partake in all GFS safety audits and implement GFS best practices
    • Ensure the completion and tracking of contractors’ safety agreements
    • Oversee the safety aspect of training for all operations equipment (forklift/pallet jack)
    • Schedule external first aid when required
    • Ensure fire procedures are compliant with the provincial fire codes
    • Create internal incident reports and investigations


    Required Skills and Qualifications

    • Must be dependable, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team or individually
    • Willingness to learn, accept change and the ability to work in a fast paced environment
    • Post-secondary education in Occupational Health & Safety or related studies
    • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in Health and Safety OR combination of education, training and relevant work experience
    • Proficient in Google Applications such as Gmail, Google Slides, Docs and Sheets
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (English)
    • Responds with a sense of urgency and embraces change
    • Energetic team player with strong organizational and multitasking skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision


    Next Steps


    To apply for this opportunity, please submit your applicaton by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2019. 




    *We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration shall be contacted*


    Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.



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