Health and Safety Manager 

Health and Safety Manager 

Ottawa, Ontario

Provides expertise and technical assistance for the implementation of the company-wide safety policy and procedures by establishing and managing a safety program that meets or exceeds all current standards. Represents the company in all safety matters pertaining to internal and external activities. Receives assignments in terms of broad objectives from the CEO. Reviews, interprets and provides assistance on safety regulations and standards. Monitors company safety performance and conduct audits and safety inspections.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conducts, monitors (those conducted by supervisors, managers, etc.) and maintains records and statistics of site inspections, assisting in developing any remediation needed to keep the project/production moving forward
  • Manages the Return to Work program
  • Conduct and records safety training, both formally (such as new employee safety orientations or refresher training), and on the spot talks to employees/contractors.
  • Conduct or assist in workplace investigations
  • Manage the Health and Safety Committee in accordance with OHSA and regs.
  • Review existing and develop new safety policies and programs, including training, processes and procedures
  • Write safety proposals, interpret regulations, develop and deliver training, draft inspection standards and draft safety assessment tools in an effort to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure hazard assessments are being completed prior to project start-up and on an ongoing basis, as required
  • Assist in the preparation required to obtain COR Certification. Provide support for the ongoing elements to satisfy the COR audits
  • Stay current with local, provincial & federal legislative changes and ensure the organizations’ implementation
  • Inspect equipment and machinery operations to observe and correct operators
  • Assist field in resolving equipment and machinery defects by consulting with fleet manager
  • Enforce all established safety regulations and safe work practices

 

Education and Experience

  • Possess a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the health and safety field, including the planning, implementing and evaluating of occupational health and safety policies and programs
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulation for Construction Projects, WHMIS Regulation, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, The Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 and COR Internal Auditor
  • Valid Certification JHSC Members Certificate
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record and the ability to drive to job sites
  • Excellent meeting/training facilitation, communication and English written skills
  • Proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Possess the ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team
  • Post-secondary education in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • “COR” health and safety management experience within a heavy construction company is an asset

 

If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you – please send your resume to gmckeown@pmcrecruitment.ca for immediate consideration!

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.

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