Health & Safety Business Partner

Health & Safety Business Partner

The Health & Safety Business Partner (H&SBP) is a safety champion for Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA). Partnering with the Manager, Occupational Health & Safety, the H&SBP will help drive PRPA to develop a world-class safety program by ensuring; compliance with legal safety requirements, appropriate PRPA collaboration on safety initiatives, adopting or developing best safety practices and continuously innovating, monitoring, and improving the program.

By adopting best safety practices and maintaining preparedness, the H&SBP will support PRPA in meeting its strategic business objectives.


  1. Builds positive relationships across PRPA, the Safety Committees, and other stakeholders, while always modelling PRPA’s values.
  2. Supports the development and implementation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Emergency Preparedness (EP) programs.
  3. Conducts or supports employee incident investigations and ensures corrective actions are complete.
  4. Provides PRPA Operations with real-time safety advice.
  5. Tracks OHS statistics.
  6. Supports the Workplace Safety Committees.
  7. Responds to incidents and emergency events.
  8. Coordinates, tracks, and participates in workplace safety inspections.
  9. Assists in the development and implementation of OHS and EP drills and exercises.
  10. Develops and facilitates OHS and EP training or coordinates delivery by external resources.
  11. Maintains the documentation and inventory of the Emergency Operations Centre and tracks training needs.
  12. Maintains the documentation and inventory of the First Aid Program and tracks training needs.
  13. Tracks and reports on safety metrics, such as training completion, incidents, policy/procedure review and inspections.
  14. Liaises with OHS regulatory authorities and other external stakeholders.
  15. Performs duties that may be required by the OHS Manager.
  16. Develops, implements, and review environmental health management plans and OHS plans.
  17. Identifies hazards, assesses, and controls risks in the workplace.
  18. Develops, implement, and monitor programs that minimize workplace pollution involving chemical and physical hazards.
  19. Trains employees in personal protective equipment and safe working procedures.
  20. Performs duties as may be required by the OHS Manager.


  • Work time split between office environment, fieldwork on land and on vessels.
  • Limited exposure to inclement weather.
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week).
  • Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with a 1-hour lunch break (unpaid).
  • May require some pre-approved evening and weekend work.

Formal Education 

  • Completion of an OHS Certificate/Diploma Program at an accredited College or University or Construction Safety Officer certification is considered an asset.

Related Experience 

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in OHS, customer service-related fields, project management, analytic reporting and/or developing programs.
  • A Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation or the intent to pursue the designation is considered an asset.

Other Requirements 

  • Work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational, planning, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of OHS laws and regulations, codes, and industry best practices; OHS Regulation and Workers Compensation Act.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Good judgment and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information.
  • Good relationship-building skills. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively handle changing priorities.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Creative and intuitive thinker.
  • Resilient. Embraces and thrives on change.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possess a valid Class 5, or equivalent, driver’s licence and be willing to provide driver’s abstract.

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Tuesday, November 15, 2022 to:

Manager, Human Resources
Prince Rupert Port Authority
200 – 215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1A2
Fax:     (250) 627-8980

No telephone inquiries please.

Health & Safety Business Partner

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Tuesday, November 15, 2022.


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