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New Beta Innovation Canada Limited

Health & Safety Specialist, Human Resources

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
3 hours ago


New Beta Innovation Canada Limited (NBI) is a preclinical stage life sciences organization in Burnaby, BC. Leveraging on our expertise in research and development, we are transforming drug discovery into clinical applications for unmet medical needs. We have ongoing collaborations with top universities worldwide on various research projects, with distinguished achievements in the areas of oncology, neurology, ischemic and hypoxic conditions.

Our state-of-the-art GMP manufacturing facilities and laboratories in Greater Vancouver are home to a growing team of professionals who are inspired to develop advanced life-saving hemoglobin-based therapeutics for the well-being of people.


Reporting to the HR Senior Manager, the incumbent will contribute to the success of the Health & Safety (H&S) function as well as provide support to the HR department. The H&S Specialist will support activities designed to provide a safe and compliant facility through the creation, implementation and overview of the H&S Program. The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative HR team who supports NBI-CA’s managers and employees by building trust and providing timely advice and support.


  • Ensure the company is following applicable H&S requirements from agencies which include WorkSafeBC, WCA, OHSR, and Public Health Agency of Canada 
  • Influence and encourage the adoption of safe work practices and procedures and drive the company safety culture
  • Work collaboratively with departments to identify/assess risks, promote compliance and responsible behaviors as required by company policies, relevant H&S standards, codes, regulations and best practices
  • Develop and revise H&S related SOPs, policies, practices and procedures 
  • Develop, conduct, and/or source H&S related training which include H&S orientation, COVID-19 briefing, JHSC training, Respectful Workplace policy training, etc.. 
  • Participate/lead incident investigations, recommend corrective actions, and submit all relevant WorkSafeBC reports in a timely manner 
  • Manage and update all H&S documentation and programs 
  • Perform relevant data analysis to determine the effectiveness of current practices and make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Act as a key contact for external parties regarding claims, audits, compliance requirements 
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of company emergency response plans
  • Collect and analyze safety data including training, WorkSafeBC statistics, workplace incidents, etc.
  • Stay current with development and changes regarding COVID-19. Update safety measures, policies and procedures as necessary
  • Lead and participate in H&S related meetings 
  • Develop and conduct the H&S audit program
  • Perform other duties as required. 


  • A diploma, certificate or degree in Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S), Industrial Hygiene or Industrial Sciences
  • Minimum 3 years of OH&S experience
  • Knowledge of the Worker’s Compensation Act, WorkSafeBC OH&S Regulations and Claims Management
  • Experience developing and implementing H&S policies, procedures and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships with all levels across the organization
  • Energetic, self-motivated and presents H&S in a positive and practical manner
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Biosafety Standards is an asset
  • Proficiency with MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Valid OFA Level 1.  Possession of a valid OFA Level 2 is an asset.


The best reason is because of our wonderful people and great work environment. If you are looking for a career with meaning and purpose, it’s hard to beat working in life sciences. We provide an attractive compensation and benefits package which recognizes people for their contributions, and comprehensive training and career development opportunities which support our employees’ growth with the company.

If you are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to APPLY today!

Human Resources Manufacturing and Production