Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Job Details

LocationWindsor, ON, Canada
Job TypeContract Full-Time
PositionHealth & Safety
Degree RequiredBachelor's Degree

Job Description

On behalf of our World Class Manufacturing client we are recruiting for an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Implements and maintains company policies adhering to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations
  • Involved in the design and development of facilities, work areas and work procedures and makes environmental, health and safety recommendations accordingly
  • Responsible for preparing, maintaining, and updating environmental and policy and procedure manuals
  • Ensures compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations, and keeps abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the organization
  • Serves as contact with all federal, state, and local regulatory bodies
  • Plan, coordinate and implement comprehensive Health & Safety programs to ensure the continued compliance with all applicable corporate policies and government regulations for salary, hourly bargaining unit, contract employees and contractors
  • Manage the Multi-Site Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC)
  • Coordinate a robust training program for all new and existing salary, hourly and contract employees in compliance with corporate and government regulations and standards
  • Monitor changes to Health and Safety legislation and ensure current safety programs and practices are in compliance with changes
  • Ensure activities of service providers and construction contractors with respect to health and safety are in compliance with corporate and government regulations and standards
  • Responsible for all Health & Safety programs to ensure compliance with applicable Provincial regulations and corporate policies
  • Investigate and develop resolutions to safety concerns and work refusals with all hourly, salary and contract employees
  • Co-Chair monthly multi-site JHSC Incident meetings for the company. Represent the company during Corporate H&S Compliance Audits and coordinate & conduct weekly observation tours
  • Chair weekly incident meetings with department supervisors and managers
  • Develop training plans and maintain records for all employees, contract associates and students as required by OH&S Act & Regulations. Conduct new employee, contractor and student H&S orientations
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor degree or diploma in Human Resources, Labour Relations, Risk Management or closely related field.
  • 5-10 years of experience with Occupational Health and Safety, risk management or safety related experience in construction or industrial environment.
  • Minimum Level 1 Health & Safety certification registered with WSIB an asset.
  • 2-5 years of experience in a unionized labour environment.
  • Strong project management, organizational, teamwork, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to accept a wide variety of assignments including some outside the realm of health and safety in a customer service oriented environment.
  • Knowledge in Office Suite software and Gmail.
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