Health And Safety Manager

20 Spadina Road. , Toronto, ON M5R 2S7, CA
May 1, 2019
June 30, 2019
Health And Safety Manager
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Role Summary

Accountable to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Manager Health and Safety will create, implement, embed and continuously improve a strategically aligned Health and Safety System to ensure the needs of the business are met . Works with both unionized and non-unionized staff to create a sense of ownership in Health and Safety processes, requirements, corrective actions and solutions, creating an environment of proactive change.

Key Responsibilities

- Lead the Establishment of an Enterprise wide Health and Safety System 

  • Create, implement, embed and continuously improve a proactive health and safety strategy inclusive of an enterprise wide Health and Safety Management System.

  • Utilize key health and safety metrics to conduct root cause analysis to identify trends and provide recommendations to improve health and safety with focus on prevention.

  • Identify proactive opportunities for innovation in program development and delivery by researching current and future health and safety industry trends.

  • Engage in risk mitigation through risk assessment, job safety analysis, incident analysis, safety observations and preventative workplace violence analysis.

  • In alignment with the business strategy, develop enabling health and safety systems, following 5S systems and compliance requirements.

  • Provide interactive and evolving hands-on leadership, coaching and mentorship to the Association, as well as to the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JH&SC).

  • Understand and communicate compliance requirements regarding Occupational Health and Safety legislation, Workplace Safety and Insurance legislation and other applicable laws and regulations.

  • Review and keep the Health and Safety training program current to ensure proper training is provided for all employees.

  • Act as a change agent to influence leaders and key stakeholders to engage with health and safety change initiatives.

  • In conjunction with the business, represent the organization in all interactions with external auditors, inspectors and authorities.

  • Lead, mentor and take initiatives to further advance the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JH&SC).

- WSIB and Disability Management Processes

  • Create, implement, embed and continuously evolve proactive initiatives, as means to reduce WSIB occurrences.

  • Create, implement, embed and continuously evolve wellness initiatives in partnership with the Total Rewards Manager, as means to promote a health and safety work environment.

  • Liaise with Supervisors/Managers to establish preventative steps that mitigate future injury occurrences.

  • Oversee all the reporting and documentation required by WSIB within allotted timeframes (Form 7, 9, ROE7, objections, SEIF letters etc.) ensuring policies and procedures are innovative while compliant with regulations.

  • Engage in the Return to Work and accommodation process as a subject matter expert as required.

- Key Relationships

Ministry of Labour:  Represent the Association and informs the Ministry of incidences when necessary.

Joint Health and Safety Committee: Co Chair the committee, provide subject matter expertise on industry trends and influence and mentor the members of the committee.

Senior Leadership: Provide subject matter expertise and communicate recommendations developed through analysis of data.

Supervisors/Managers:  Influence need to own Health and Safety as a proactive tool in risk mitigation and reduction of liability. Support with complex issues.

Employees: Communicate ownership of safe work practices and exchange of information not readily understood by the recipient.


- Education & Training

  • University Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent.

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or equivalent is an asset.

- Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of progressive experience within Health and Safety inclusive of 3 to 5 years of experience in a Health and Safety leadership role.

  • Experience managing workers compensation claims and return to work procedures.
  • ISO 22716 experience is an asset.

- Technical Skills & Knowledge

  • Proficiency with computers using MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), and other software programs needed to produce documents, reports, databases, presentations and communication vehicles for staff training and development.
  • Expert knowledge and previous experience with Provincial Health and Safety standards
  • Proven ability to develop a behaviour-based Health and Safety system from conception through integration.
  • Able to self-start, work independently, but also engage with, and function as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated results as a participative change agent.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Familiar with Health and Safety management frameworks for tracking metrics, action plans, sustainability and training.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Excellent stakeholder relations capabilities.
  • Ability to lead change and influence an organization from a position of credibility and competence.
  • Strong relationship building and management skills – a change agent and strategic business partner.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate self-confidence while balancing both technical and soft skills in influencing the organization.
  • Exceptional assessment capability – exemplary understanding of self, people and motivations. Exceptional empathy.
  • Understands and embraces the value of an inclusive and diverse workforce where all employees feel valued, respected and understood.
  • Ability to professionally handle confidential material and associated issues.

- Working Hours & Work Environment

  • Position may require occasional work hours (evenings and weekends) outside the standard Monday to Friday work week on an as needed basis.
  • Extensive computer and telephone use (e.g. emails, taking calls from staff).
  • Travel locally within the GTA and occasionally to the camp at our Stouffville location

Note: This job description is intended as a guide to reflect the principal functions of the job. It is not an all-inclusive listing of the required job functions. Further, the job description is subject to change at the discretion of management.

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