Vancouver Coastal Health

Occupational Hygienist

Job Description

Job Title: Occupational Hygienist
Work Site: Corporate - VGH EE


Start Date:



Regular Full Time

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Salary: $33.35 - $47.94 per hour
Reference#: 171750-cmc


Come work as an Occupational Hygienist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Occupational Hygienist to join the Safety and Prevention team. Apply today to join our team!


As an Occupational Hygienist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Promote a positive safety culture to eliminate occupational exposures, injuries and illness.
  • Consult and advise stakeholders on the interpretation of applicable occupational hygiene regulations and standards of practice; and appropriate mitigation and/or prevention measures.
  • Provide content expertise and leadership in the development of VCH Occupational Hygiene programs, including written program manuals, education/training materials, and standard operating procedures.
  • Develop implementation plans, in consultation with OHS Advisors, including communication plans.
  • Monitor and maintain programs, in consultation with OHS Advisors and Operations stakeholders, by identifying metrics, developing audit plans, conducting regular program review/revision and conducting or facilitating sampling/monitoring of environmental contaminants and physicals hazards.
  • Collaborate with OHS Advisors to investigate occupational hygiene issues arising from operational activities.
  • Engage staff, managers and senior leaders in the analysis of staff safety data and supports them in the development of action plans to address issues.
  • Prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries by supporting effective investigation of accidents/exposures, and providing analysis and interpretation of unusual conditions/safety concerns and recommendations to prevent future occurrences (education, discipline, etc).
  • Collaborate with OHS Advisors to review safety reports and achievement of indicators with entity managers, and in areas where concerns are identified, assists managers to develop action plans to address those issues.
  • Represent VCH’s interests in dealing with stakeholder groups such as WorkSafeBC or other Health Authorities on matters related to Occupational Hygiene.
  • Promote safety awareness through on-going education and training throughout the health authority to enable staff to safely carry out their responsibilities.
  • Coordinate and maintain the department’s hygiene equipment.


Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Hygiene from a recognized institution
  • Five (5) years’ professional experience in a unionized healthcare environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Facilitation.
  • Education and training.
  • Verbal and written communication and engagement.
  • Systems thinking.
  • Influence.
  • Current computer literacy in Excel, Power Point, Word.
  • Applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Workplace health and hygiene theory and techniques.
  • Safety theory and techniques.
  • Hazardous materials.
  • WSBC claims process.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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