Job Details

Health and Safety Specialist

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Job Category:

Human Resources

Position Type:

Contractor (W-2)

Job Description

* Plan, coordinate and implement comprehensive Health & Safety programs to ensure the continued compliance with all applicable corporate policies and government regulations for salary, hourly bargaining unit, contract employees and contractors.
* Manage the Multi-Site Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) for the Automotive Research & Development Centre (ARDC) and the Vehicle Completion Centre (VCC).
* Coordinate a robust training program for all new and existing salary, hourly and contract employees in compliance with corporate and government regulations and standards.
* Monitor changes to Health and Safety legislation and ensure current safety programs and practices are in compliance with changes.
* Ensure activities of service providers and construction contractors with respect to health and safety are in compliance with corporate and government regulations and standards.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: 
* Responsible for all Health & Safety programs to ensure compliance with applicable Provincial regulations and corporate policies.  Investigate and develop resolutions to safety concerns and work refusals with all hourly, salary and contract employees.
* Co-Chair monthly multi-site JHSC Incident meetings for the ARDC and VCC.  Represent the ARDC and VCC during Corporate H&S Compliance Audits and coordinate & conduct weekly observation tours.
* Chair weekly incident meetings with department supervisors and managers. 
* Develop training plans and maintain records for all employees, contract associates and students as required by OH&S Act & Regulations.  Conduct new employee, contractor and student H&S orientations.
* Represent the company during Ministry of Labour (MOL) visits and investigate, resolve and close subsequent MOL orders.
* Coordinate Prestart Safety Reviews and Safety Buy-offs for all new equipment and processes.
* Manage the professional consulting services including conducting Prestart Safety Reviews, Confined Space Hazard Assessments and Rescue Plans. 
* Health & Safety pillar lead for ARDC.

Job Requirements

*Diploma or TRADE in Health and Safety, Human Resources, Labour Relations, Risk Management or closely related field.
* 5-10 years of experience with Occupational Health and Safety, risk management or safety related experience in construction or industrial environment.
* Minimum Level 1 Health & Safety certification registered with WSIB an asset.
* 2-5 years of experience in a unionized labour environment.
* Strong project management, organizational, teamwork, written and verbal communication skills.
* Willingness to accept a wide variety of assignments including some outside the realm of health and safety in a customer service oriented environment.
* Proficient with MS Office programs
* Experience with electric vehicle safety would be an asset but not required.


Additional Must Haves

What 3-5 Must Haves Manager is looking for:

  • 5-10 years of Health and Safety experience preferably on a Joint Health and Safety Committee working in an industrial or construction environment in Ontario
  • Proficient in MS Office programs:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • 2-5 years of experience in a unionized labour environment
  • Bachelor Degree or diploma in Health and Safety, HR, Labour Relations or a closely related field
  • Ability to lead Health and Safety program with little supervision


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