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Service Area Corporate Services/Human Resources
File # M-31-13E
Posting Closed Date 8/6/2013
Position Title Specialist I, Occupational Health & Safety
Position Type Permanent - 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 the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) and related health and safety programs.

Work Performed
  • Interprets and monitors compliance with the Corporate Occupational Health and 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 health and safety matters involving the Ministry of Labour and other regulatory authorities.
  • 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, health and safety concerns, loss prevention, legislative compliance, accident investigations, etc.
  • Supports the OHSMS by ensuring it is implemented, maintained, and reviewed in accordance with CSA Z1000. Provides support and acts as a resource to workplace parties responsible for the effective implementation of the OHSMS.
  • Acts as a resource and facilitator to service areas in establishing health and safety objectives and continuous improvement programs. Tracks progress of and reports to the Senior Leadership Team on the status of the OHSMS and continuous improvement programs.
  • 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 the risks of exposure to psychological, chemical, physical, and biological agents which may adversely affect the physical, mental and social well-being of the work force.
  • Conducts audits of safety program activities and facilities. Produces written reports outlining the findings of the audits and recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Researches, develops, maintains and updates policies, standards, procedures, work practices, guidelines, programs, and hazard control measures.
  • Investigates and reports on incidents and injuries for internal use and for submission to the Ministry of Labour and other regulatory authorities as required.
  • Consults on contract specifications for the purchase of safety related clothing, equipment, and materials. Reviews and evaluates tenders and service contracts to protect the health and safety of staff and to establish due diligence for the Corporation.
  • Monitors the activities of and works collaboratively with the Joint Health and Safety Committee to provide them with guidance and support to fulfil their requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Analyses incident 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 authorities, 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, and standards.
  • Familiar with the principles and maintenance of an occupational health and safety management system.
  • Must possess superior verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of occupational hygiene 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 in an industrial and/or construction and/or health care environment with the education background above.
Compensation Range $58,033 to $78,235
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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