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Health and Safety Supervisor, Town of Cochrane

Full-Time, Permanent Position

The Town of Cochrane is located in the breathtaking Bow Valley corridor in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta. With a population of over 30,000 people, and growing steadily every year, Cochrane is a thriving town, surrounded by world-famous ranch country. Our western heritage is reflected in the Town’s architecture and our friendly people. The Town of Cochrane welcomes innovative and skilled individuals to join our team of over 250 employees.

As the Town of Cochrane Human Resources department, we support the incredible workforce that is pivotal to making the Town of Cochrane a fantastic community to live in. We are very passionate about our Community! As our team grows, we are excited to recruit for a Health and Safety Supervisor.

A Healthy and Safe Working Environment is one of our core values. We recognize that the health and safety of each employee is of primary importance. We are committed to managing and coordinating all activities and programs to prevent workplace injuries and work-related illness and maintaining safe working conditions at all locations. We continually strive to improve occupational health and safety performance.

As the Health and Safety Supervisor, you will be accountable for leading and promoting a healthy and safe culture by building workplace practices in support of organizational strategies. You will build, develop, deliver, evaluate all Health & Safety initiatives, programs and policies to align with business strategy, workplace standards and legislative requirements. The Health and Safety Supervisor is essential to create a safe and positive work environment for all employees, in turn, supporting service delivery for the residents and community.

If you want to make a difference in our community and have at least 5 years demonstrated experience, we welcome your application for our Health and Safety Supervisor.

Why should you consider working for us?

Our employees enjoy many benefits including competitive public sector pay, comprehensive health and dental benefits package, professional learning and development opportunities and the opportunity to work with other talented municipal professionals.

As an organization, the Town of Cochrane has a focus on investing in people. This is not a boring municipality. We are growing into an organization with a focus on transparency, critical thinking, curiosity, reflection, and innovation. We support experimentation as part of the growth process and strive for continuous improvement. We are municipal employees, and we are accountable to all the residents of the Town of Cochrane. Want to be a part of this exciting time?

As the Health and Safety Supervisor, you will:

  • Provide leadership for a healthy and safe workplace with emphasis on core values with a preventative and employee-centric approach in alignment to organizational culture.
  • Lead the planning, development and implementation of health and safety policies, programs, practices, ensuring standardization, compliance and alignment with the organization’s business strategy and legislative requirements.
  • Monitor and report performance metrics for the health and safety program in adherence to the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA), the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) legislation and all other applicable standards and legislation.
  • Ensure continuous improvement opportunities for the health and safety program by developing policies, procedures and processes that are consistent municipal standards and governing legislation.
  • Ensure continuous improvement opportunities for the health and safety program by developing policies, procedures and processes that are consistent municipal standards and governing legislation.
  • Subject matter expert for all employees on a variety of health & safety issues, occupational and well-being in accordance with related policies, collective agreements, and legislative requirements.
  • Conduct and participate in Health and Safety program audits, both internal and external, and provides the necessary support and resources to stakeholders throughout the process.
  • Active role for the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee and provides technical advisory support to the Committee. Addresses and shares health and safety incidents, metrics, industry trends, best practices and new or emerging legislation.
  • Provide regular updates to Senior Leadership, Managers and Supervisors regarding workplace safety trends, issues, and legal developments. Advises on short and long-term strategies and recommendations to mitigate risk, seek resolution to advance the program while being fiscally responsible.
  • Lead and coordinates workplace incident investigations, including identifying root cause for incidents, recommending and documenting corrective/preventative action(s).
  • Maintain the WCB disability claims and injury management process, ergonomic reviews, pandemic response, and administration of the Return-to-Work program to ensure legislative and contractual requirements are met.
  • Develop, coordinate, and facilitate training programs for employees, contractors, and any other stakeholders, including, but not limited to: First Aid, CPR, WHIMIS, Emergency Procedures, Injury Prevention, On-boarding, Workplace Violence and Harassment.
  • Review safety legislation, policies, and procedures; monitors legislative and regulatory changes and initiates changes in workplace practices accordingly.
  • Provides support to the ECC involving risk management and logistics on an as needed basis.

We are looking for someone who identifies and can demonstrate and compliment our leadership competencies of: 

  • People Matter
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Always Learning, Always Growing
  • We Are Who We Decide to Be
  • Lead Yourself, Influence Others

If many of the following characteristics and skills describe you, we want to meet you!

  • Post Secondary education in a recognized Occupational Health and Safety Degree, Diploma or Certificate program.
  • Minimum five years of related experience and three years in a supervisory role.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), or demonstrated progress towards certification
  • Must hold or be able to obtain the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA) peer auditor certification
  • Life Saving Instructor for First Aid & CPR is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Alberta occupational health and safety legislation is required.
  • Knowledge of risk management and insurance requirements to mitigate property damage and associated expenses.
  • Understanding of Municipal operations and services to conduct investigations and make recommendations.
  • Strong report writing, communication and documentation skills are required.
  • Effective public speaking skills in front of large groups is required.
  • Skill in analyzing and investigating incidents and accidents is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.

The Town of Cochrane is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for all of its employees. As an employee you must take reasonable care to protect your health and safety and that of others present at worksites, perform work safely, follow all relevant health and safety legislation, directives and procedures and attend all identified orientations and training. 

Still interested? Here’s how to apply:

  • Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit your resume, and a letter stating how your experience match the required qualifications, skills and abilities for this position
  • All qualified candidates will be requested to complete an online suitability survey
  • Applications for this position will be accepted until 9pm MST March 12, 2023 at
  • Salary range $50.39 – 59.44/hour

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada. 

Learning, Design and Project Specialist, AMHSA

Full-Time, Permanent Position, 35 hours per week
Location: Position viable at either AMHSA office location (Sherwood Park or Calgary) or remote

Reporting to the Director of Learning and Assurance, this position will assist in the production of both classroom and online training, providing expertise in the areas of adult learning, knowledge transfer design principles, and online course development technology. The position requires superior communication and project coordination skills and will work collaboratively as part of a broader team that includes internal and/or external Project Managers and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in adult learning, instructional design preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: Proficient in graphic design platforms (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, etc.). MS Office Software Suite – Teams, Sharepoint, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Explorer, Excel. Core competencies in Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Storyline (SCORM). Excellent grasp of Adult Learning Principles and their application

PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3-years of successful experience in training content development, technical writing & communications, or project management/coordination or related experience. Experience designing learning experiences and facilitating learning. Experience with video editing and eLearning software or similar software (Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate Storyline, etc.) Experience with BIS training LMS desirable.

OTHER qualifications, certifications, professional memberships etc.: Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP)™ or Certified Training Practitioner™ or similar qualification - Preferred. Base level ability to create e-learning LMS content in: Articulate Storyline/360, Adobe Captivate, iSpring Suite, Brainshark, etc - Required. Project Management certificate (PMA) or PMP certification - Desired. Institute for performance and learning - Preferred

PERSONAL QUALITIES: Flexible, open-minded, dependable and adaptable to change. Ability to strategize, communicate, make decisions, teach, and work with diverse people.

For more detail on position, core, behavioural, and technical competencies, as well as accountability, view this posting on


  • Office environment, very minimal travel required
  • Some travel to member/client sites which may require adherence with their Site Access Policies (i.e. orientation, PPE, drug and alcohol testing, etc.).


Training Content Creation and Revision:

  • Create or revise teaching materials or curriculum that meets the IACET learning outcomes and objectives standards (Element 5)
  • Review and update existing online and classroom course content, edit existing videos as required
  • Assist in developing storyboards for electronic productions such as multimedia, interactive and digital products
  • Coordinate, liaise, and collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts (SMEs) to extract and understand technical content, for content review and feedback

Training Production:

  • Plan and execute content strategy that drives high engagement aligned with IACET standards for pre, during, and post learning (IACET Elements 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  • Produce training, including self-paced e-learning, virtual webinars, video-based micro-learning, software demo, and job aids while adhering to project timelines and IACET learning objectives and SMART outcomes (Elements 2 & 6)
  • Produce classroom course materials, storyboards, write/edit scripts, audio recordings, and coordinate technical rehearsals with presenters/instructors for webinars, training presentations and videos aligned with IACET Elements 2 though 7
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices

LMS Administration:

  • Manage LMS User Acceptance Testing (Functionality, Usability, Security, Stability, Errors) as it relates to new or QA scheduled courses
  • Identify LMS platform issues to Director LMS prior to launch during UAT Testing, etc.
  • Respond to a broad range of internal technical and operations procedures-related training requests and inquiries

Project Management:

  • Coordinate, liaise, and collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts (SMEs) to extract and understand technical content, for content review and feedback
  • Project management of work product for multiple customers and course developers
  • Liaison with vendors and consultants where they are involved in course production
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices
  • Give input into financial planning, cause and effect as it relates to specific projects

Health & Safety:

  • Work safely and ensuring co-workers are protected and working safely
  • Attend health and safety-related training
  • Assist in the identification of health and safety issues and concerns; and
  • Participate in activities/programs initiated by AMHSA that enhance health and safety

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $52,000.00-$87,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Schedule: Day shift, Monday to Friday

Education: Secondary School (preferred)


  • Copy editing: 2 years (preferred)
  • instructional design: 2 years (preferred)

To apply: Click here to apply on or email your resume to Olana Todoruk, Director of Learning & Assurance

Updated: Feb. 24, 2023