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Service Area Corporate Services/Human Resources
File # M-13-13E
Posting Closed Date 5/17/2013
Position Title Specialist I, Occupational Health & Safety
Position Type Temporary - Full Time
Employee Group Management
Summary of Duties Reports to the Manager, Occupational Health, Safety and WSIB. Monitors corporate compliance with existing legislation, identifies areas of non-compliance and recommends corrective action, develops education and training programs and provides consultative services to management and staff on health and safety issues in the workplace. Administers Health and Safety Management Systems (HSMS), ergonomic and occupational hygiene programs.
Work Performed
  • Interprets and monitors compliance with Corporate Safety Policy, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, W.H.M.I.S., Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and other pertinent codes, standards and legislation. Represents the Corporation in matters involving the Ministry of Labour - Occupational Health and Safety Branch.
  • Provides leadership, direction, advice and assistance to management and staff on all health and safety related matters, provides technical and practical information, assistance and support regarding work refusals, unresolved health and safety concerns, loss prevention, legislative compliance, accident investigations, etc.
  • Determines health and safety training needs at all organizational levels. Recommends, develops, coordinates and conducts appropriate training and instructional programs for the purposes of reducing losses and ensuring legislative compliance.
  • Identifies, measures, and evaluates environmental exposures to chemical, physical and biological agents which may adversely affect the physical, mental and social well-being of the work force.
  • Conducts audits of departmental safety program activities and facilities and provides recommendations and support for enhancement.
  • Development and maintenance of an occupational hygiene program and assists with development of new protocols.
  • Conducts ergonomic assessments and recommends appropriate control measures.
  • Researches and develops policies, standards, procedures, work practices, guidelines and hazard control measures in a consistent manner in accordance with CSA Standard for Health and Safety.
  • Liaise with Manager, Supervisor and workplace parties in the development of policies, standards, work practices, and guidelines
  • Responsible for developing a policy management solution for authoring, approving, and  distributing policies.
  • Investigates and reports on accidents and injuries for internal use and for submission to the Ministry of Labour.
  • Establishes specifications for the purchase of safety related clothing, equipment, materials and appropriate clauses in tenders for construction and maintenance related contracts to protect the health and safety of staff and to establish due diligence for the Corporation.
  • Monitors the activities of joint health and safety committees, provides guidance and support.
  • Analyses accident statistics to identify trends and high risk areas to focus activities on greatest loss potentials.
  • Assists in the development and justification of the budgetary needs of the Occupational Health and Safety Section.
  • Develops an effective communications network with government, regulatory agencies, bargaining units and managerial staff. Establishes the personal and professional contacts necessary to remain abreast of legislative and research developments.
  • Performs specialty Human Resources Division projects and other related duties as assigned.

A degree or diploma in Occupational Hygiene, Health and Safety, Science or related discipline. Specialized training should include: relevant legislation, codes, standards, ergonomics, and principals of a health and safety management system. Must possess superior verbal, written and presentation skills and maintain a valid driver’s license. Knowledge of a wide variety of environmental instrumentation, and excellent computer skills required. 


Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation is an asset.

Experience Five years previous related experience in a unionized environment with the education background above.
Compensation Range $58,033 to $78,235
Other Information

This is a temporary position being filled on a temporary basis for up to one year.

Important Instructions
Please upload your transcripts with your application (under the Documents Section).
Please note successful candidates will be asked to provide a basic criminal record check dated within the last six months.  This documentation would not be required until further in the recruitment process (following the interview stage if selected).
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