Manager, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness

Brampton, Ontario
To be determined based on experience
March 13, 2019
April 12, 2019
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Realize your career potential at William Osler Health System, an award winning workplace, ‘Accredited with Exemplary Standing’ from Accreditation Canada. Osler is one of Canada’s largest community hospital corporations, with three dynamic sites – Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness– serving 1.3 million residents of the communities of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities in the Central West Toronto area. At Osler we are committed to our Vision: Patient-inspired health care without boundaries.

Manager, Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness –
One (1) Full Time

Occupational Health and Safety – Corporate

TRAVEL: Position requires travel between multiple Osler sites


HOURS:  Days, Monday to Friday
(Subject to change in accordance with operational requirements)


Working with the Director, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness, the Manager will be responsible for providing leadership to the Occupational Health, Attendance and Abilities Management Programs at William Osler.  They will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and performance of the team as well as ensuring that the needs of our employees and the employer are met, including all legislated requirements. Ensure compliance with legislated workplace health and safety requirements and collaborate with the leadership team to support a workplace culture where health and safety is integrated into daily practices.  The Manager will work closely with the daily operations, management team and our union partners to ensure that occupational health is integrated into daily practices.  With an emphasis on continuous improvement, the manager will ensure that all policies, processes and procedures are regularly reviewed, documented and communicated.


Program Coordination:       

  • Ensures compliance with all relevant disability management legislation relating to Occupational Health & Safety
  • Identifies and implement changes necessary to respond to relevant new legislative requirements
  • Reviews and develops policies, processes and procedures to support abilities management and health promotion
  • Ensures that the site department provides services as defined by the OHA/OMA Guidelines
  • Oversees the Abilities Management and Health Promotion programs to meet legislative, collective bargaining and financial requirements.
  • Acts as the Hospital representative

Program Administration:

  • Provides education, guidance, advice and consultative services to employees, and stakeholders, participates as a representative on committees
  • Acts as consultant in all matters relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Act
  • Reviews organization wide performance (including illness, incidents, accommodation and LTD claims, EAP usage) and develops strategies for compliance
  • Works collaboratively with Risk department to identify and resolve issues
  • Designs, implements and coordinates programs and policy initiatives, in collaboration and in conjunction with, management, union partners and staff (e.g. health promotion programs)

Leadership and Reporting:

  • Implements strategies, coordinates and oversees the Abilities Management and Health Promotion Program
  • Facilitates continuous quality improvement initiatives
  • Provides committee/task force leadership and serves as an active participant on committees representing the occupational health and safety department
  • Oversees department budget in relation to purchases, salaries and capital equipment, providing variance reports, trend analysis as required
  • Prepares and provides program activity reports to senior management, produces all reports and statistical information, analyzes trends and presents findings and/or recommendations
  • Develops program strategy, sets clear goals and objectives that support the strategic direction of the Hospital
  • Facilitates professional development/training opportunities for various audiences

    Human Resources Human Resources Management:

  • Hires, orientates and manages staff performance as determined by human resource policies, union contracts, legislation and standards of practice
  • Provides leadership, coaches and guides members of the Abilities Management & Occupational Health & Safety team
  • Promotes a professional work environment that motivates and supports continuous growth, builds a cohesive and collaborative team, with an emphasis on the quality and continuous improvement of services provided
  • Champions continuous learning and professional development


  • Minimum of five (5) years’ progressive experience in Occupational Health and Safety in a unionized environment preferred
  • A Degree/Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety/ Nursing or related field
  • Certification in Safety (CRSP), Nursing (COHN) preferred. Certification in Disability Management (CDMP) an asset
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in a hospital setting is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Public Hospitals Act, and OHA/OMA guidelines
  • Current OOHNA membership preferred
  • Experience interpreting and applying relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of health promotion principles and abilities case management
  • Demonstrated understanding of adult education principles and experience coaching/mentoring others
  • Knowledge of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Long Term Disability programs
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships including effective collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and external regional partners
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, planning and project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience applying lean management, continuous improvement and quality principles
  • Excellent problem solving and change management skills
  • Experience working and leading in a culturally diverse workplace;
  • Demonstrated change management skills and experience;
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills are required
  • Proven ability to establish positive relationships
  • Highly motivated team player
  • Established reputation as a consultative, collaborative, coaching and mentoring leader
  • Able to articulate a vision for the assigned areas

If you would like to apply to this position, go to our Careers website at create your online profile and submitting a Cover Letter and Resume to Posting #OSLER06483

Osler values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility Ontario Disability Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

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