Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

Competition Number: LAA-23-07

Job Type: Full-Time, Temporary

Location: Edmonton, AB

Posting: External

Competition Ends: When suitable applicant found.

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You’re computer-savvy and more organized than anyone you know. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources key responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Specialist are to:

  • Assist in the development, administration, and promotion of LAA’s OHS policies and procedures in partnership with the LAA Policy Advisor
  • Keep abreast with the Federal, Provincial & Municipal Safety Regulations and Codes, and ensure that the organization is compliant with their policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Monitor adherence to the company safety programs, policies & procedures by employees and subcontractors
  • Develop and maintain LAA’s workplace ergonomics program
  • Guide and support the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC)
  • Support immediate incident response, investigation and reporting
  • Administer WCB Claims, light duty procedures and return-to-work programs
  • OHS general training program development and delivery
  • Floor/fire warden and first aid program development and delivery
  • Identify and implement violence prevention program
  • Participate in LAA projects and initiatives as required
  • Prepare, organize and distribute OHS guides, tip sheets, and communication materials
  • Manage and update the OH&S page on LAA’s intranet site
  • Travel to and from various LAA offices across Alberta as required


Education and Experience:

  • Certificate or Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Completion or working towards completing the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Canadian Safety Professional (CSP) designation is considered an asset
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Corporate or Office based Occupational Health & Safety workplace environment

 Knowledge and Skills:

  • Comprehensive Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations at Federal, Provincial, and Municipal level. Strong Familiarity with OHS and WCB Administration
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Knowledge of workplace ergonomics considered as asset
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills including proven training and presentation skills; able to relate and communication at all levels of the organization
  • Project management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail, effective communication skills; confident interacting with key contacts in verbal, written and electronic form.
  • Must display a high level of autonomy in order to prioritize work tasks and deliver results.
  • Excellent interpersonal & presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated willingness to contribute actively to team activities, sharing experiences and ideas.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments with tight timelines.
  • Ability to identify problems/issues, generate solutions, resolve conflict, and make sound decisions.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive wage
  • RRSP employer contribution
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Paid vacation time
  • Holiday closure (paid time off)
  • Professional development
  • Employee assistance program

How To Apply

If you got excited at the prospect of being a part of our team when you reviewed this posting and you meet the minimum qualifications, select “Apply Now” to apply for this position.


  • The successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.
  • The successful candidate will need a valid driver’s license to commute to various LAA offices across Alberta as required.

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