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Health & Safety Supervisor (Winnipeg, Retail)

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The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 250 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesaling/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retail co-ops with a range of products and services. Red River Co-operative Ltd. invites applications for the position of Health & Safety Supervisor.

About Red River Co-op:

Red River Co-op is a dynamic and growing organization. We are a cooperative that is owned and guided by our members, with petroleum, food and pharmacy as our core business, and customer service as our competitive advantage. We strive to be the customers' preferred choice. We are community minded, are truly local, and provide lifetime membership benefits. In 2016, over $322,000 was invested in worthy non-profit community initiatives where Red River Co-op members work and live, bringing our contribution to over $1,000,000 in the last 6 years.


Red River Co-op, 10 Prairie Way, Winnipeg, Mb.

The Position:

Red River Co-op is actively recruiting for the position Health and Safety Supervisor.  The Health and Safety Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the safety of the employees inside our multiple workplaces and across multiple business lines. He or she will be driven to promote a culture of safety within our co-op. This position reports to the Human Resources Manager.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Being the lead resource in keeping our employees and assets safe;
  • Monitoring and updating safety programs and policies;
  • Developing initiatives to reduce workplace injuries;
  • Conducting workplace audits, inspections, and accident investigations;
  • Determining training needs and where appropriate providing safety training;
  • Developing and updating safety metrics, and proactively reacting to the data;
  • Creating return to work programs for our injured and ill employees;
  • Writing safety articles in our newsletters;
  • Developing and enforcing food safety standards in our food stores;
  • Working closely with WCB, and;
  • Administering WCB claims.


Position Requirements

The successful candidate must live the brand, making those around them feel at home. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a Health and Safety role. You will have experience in developing and/or implementing safety programs compliant with OH&S standards.  You are proficient in a variety of computer applications, especially MS Word and Excel.  You will have excellent organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills. You will be able to work independently as well as being able to work effectively in a team environment. You will have a passion for implementing standards that keep our employees safe for the sake of themselves their co-workers and their families. You must hold a valid driver’s license, and have a reliable vehicle. Some transportation to our various locations in and around the city of Winnipeg will be required.

CRSP designation will be an asset. A post-secondary education will also be considered an asset. 

About Us

Red River Co-op offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package including matched pension contributions, great company culture, and excellent opportunities for advancement throughout the Co-op Retailing System. We provide opportunities for continued education covering 100% of tuition for approved courses. We provide opportunities to volunteer in the community alongside your co-workers.

Red River Co-op owes its success to the members of our community who support our business. Because our continued success depends on the strength of our community, Red River Co-op is committed to bettering the lives of our members and taking initiative in the communities we serve.



Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before July 26, 2017 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1004, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2W6
1615 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0R7
Email: wpg.hr@fcl.ca
Fax: (204) 631-4647

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