WHS Officer Job at Sahmriresearch – Terrace, BC


At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.
In consultation with the Quality, Risk and Safety Manager, you will manage the ongoing development, implementation and maintenance of the Workplace Health and Safety programs and management systems at SAHMRI to achieve best practice levels of safety and legislative compliance in an environment of continuous improvement.

About the role
Key responsibilities include:

  • Actively manage workplace health and safety issues, including management systems, policies and procedures and legislative, regulatory and licensing requirements for SAHMRI
  • Coordinate and participate in internal workplace health, safety audits and inspections, and provide guidance on corrective actions and/or improvement suggestions
  • Monitor, report and evaluate SAHMRI’s workplace health, safety and quality performance
  • Actively promote workplace health, safety awareness and the continual improvement and desired culture around safety
  • Administrate relevant work health, safety and wellbeing management systems
  • Work with the HR Team to provide guidance on injury management and rehabilitation strategies for return to work claims

About You
The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Essential: Work Health & Safety qualifications
  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field of science highly desirable
  • Significant experience in Workplace Health, Safety Management within a complex organisational structure
  • Extensive knowledge and high level of technical ability in Workplace Health Safety and other relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of the concepts of safety systems and quality assurance, particularly in a medical research environment.
  • Experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of risk assessment, safety / quality auditing, compliance programs to all staff
  • Experience in business management, budgeting, planning and reporting

Special Requirements

  • Some out of business hours work is required
  • Scheduled metropolitan travel to SAHMRI’s various worksites (PIRL, FMC & Women’s and Kids)
  • Required to obtain a DCSI General Probity clearance

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community. Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.
As a not-for-profit organisation, SAHMRI employees can access salary packaging options up to $15,900. Salary packaging lets you pay for things like the everyday costs of living with money from your salary before tax. This reduces your taxable income, meaning you could pay less tax and take home more of what you earn. For more information on salary packaging please see the Maxxia website.
For more information, or a copy of the Job Description, please contact Dorota Gancarz at [email protected]

Applications close: 11:29pm ACDT Friday 03 February 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply_
SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

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Equity & Diversity at SAHMRI

At SAHMRI, we live our commitment to equity and diversity every day: respecting people as individuals and valuing differences to create a working environment that is fair and flexible, promotes personal and professional growth and benefits from the capabilities of a diverse workforce.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

About the Company

Company: Sahmriresearch –

Company Location:  Terrace, BC

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