Health and Safety Specialist

HR Mississauga, Ontario


Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice-President, Human Resources, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and maintenance of Canada Cartage System’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programs. This includes but is not limited to daily administrative tasks, assisting in the development of safe work procedures, WCB claims management, investigations, and training.

The incumbent promotes a proactive approach to health and safety throughout the organization.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Promote a safe and healthy work environment and reduction of lost time due to occupational injury or illness.
  • WSIB claims management including identifying and managing modified work opportunities to fit individual functional abilities as part of our Early and Safe Return to Work Program.
  • Provide advice and consultation to managers and employees to ensure compliance with OHS legislation and guidelines.
  • Provide required monthly safety performance reports to identify trends, recommend initiatives to reduce incidents and improve prevention initiatives.
  • Responsible for managing, coordinating and overseeing implementation of all Health and Safety programs and processes.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of safety training programs.
  • Conduct new hire safety orientations and other required training programs as needed
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and continuous improvement in key identified measures and objectives.
  • Manages relationships with key clients, including both internal and external stakeholders on HSE-related matters
  • Attending and facilitating monthly safety committee meetings as required.
  • Meeting regulatory filing and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain awareness of amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations, and make recommendations for their implementation.
  • Maintain sound knowledge of the Employment Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and all relevant legislation as it relates to Disability Management and Accommodations.



Experience & Required skills

  • Occupational Safety Certificate, Diploma or Degree from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Minimum 5 years related experience and proven track record in safety ideally in the transportation or manufacturing industry
  • Strong knowledge and application of OHS Act/Regulations, CSA Standards, other legislative requirements, applicable federal, provincial and municipal regulations/legislation, industry standards, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act and best practices
  • Knowledge of Workers Compensation guidelines and return to work programs
  • Experience with workplace inspection and job hazard analysis
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and Power Point
  • First Aid including CPR and AED certification
  • Strong report writing skills and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion and sound judgement
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain positive relations with employees
  • Mature, professional and optimistic attitude
  • Proven ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and records
  • Strong diplomacy, flexibility, listening and persuasion skills
  • Experience in program or policy development is an asset
  • Experience implementing Alcohol and Drug programs, including testing, an asset
  • Some travel may be required on a periodic basis

Additional Requirements

  • Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public
  • Ability to create and maintain a work environment in which people remain motivated and contributing to the company’s vision and philosophy