Manager Health & Safety

Opportunity Reference #: 
Reports To: 
Director Human Resources
Human Resources
North Bay
Posting Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 8am
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 11pm


Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Manager Health & Safety is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining all corporate safety policies and safety program initiatives.          


  • Ultimately responsible for driving corporate safety performance programs, and for reducing corporate and departmental risk exposures through the planning, organizing, development and implementation of programs that promote and improve workplace Health & Safety

  • Responsible for establishing, maintaining and monitoring of all corporate safety programs and initiatives, including the ongoing enhancement of the risk-based Safety Management System, through systemic and consistent use of approved working tools

  • Responsible for developing, initiating, coordinating and tracking both mandated and proactive safety training and awareness programs

  • Consolidate, categorize, and assess risk exposures through the review of accident/incident reports and WHSC investigations, and provides timely and accurate feedback on the recommendations made to the departments senior level personnel

  • Acts as the management representative of the Ontario Northland Human Resources Safety, Health, and Environment Committee

  • Reports monthly to the senior executive group on current safety performance, and provides feedback on risk mitigation programs status

  • Reports safety performance stats and ongoing initiatives quarterly to the corporate Policy Committee and to the General Chairpersons Association Committees

  • Participates in the development and continuous improvement of organizational and departmental safety programs, training, and standard job procedures to ensure organizational compliance with applicable Acts, Regulations, and industry leading best safety practices

  • Provides and maintains accurate statistical data, reports and analysis of injury trends and safety initiatives to the Operating Departments, with focus on addressing risks identified, and the mitigation of those risks

  • Acts in the support and mentor role for the various departments on basic issues such as WHSC professional development, and more complex issues as they arise

  • Consults with all levels of the organization in managing safety issues and providing safety services

  • Forges strong working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, and provides value-added services geared at promoting safety programs and enhancing workplace safety culture

  • Participates in departmental Health & Safety Committee activities such as developing safety action plans and provides support and positive feedback ensuring regular meetings and inspections are taking place. Also ensures that follow-up action is being taken, and that required membership and certification requirements are met

  • Acts as the liaison between the organization and regulatory safety officials, and other safety organizations

  • Monitors all corporate safety programs including the corporate safety footwear, safety eyewear, and reflective clothing programs

  • Monitors and coordinates the medical monitoring programs for all applicable departments

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required


  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in the field of safety, health, with a strong working knowledge of risk management and risk mitigation tools

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an industrial or commercial setting working with advanced workplace safety programs

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software)

  • Good understanding of files management and filing systems

  • Thorough understanding of the requirements of Safety Management Systems programs (as per the Railway Safety Act)

  • Thorough understanding of the requirements of the Canada Labour Code

  • Strong working knowledge of WSIB, and the Early Return to Work process

  • Has achieved or working towards attaining Canadian Registered Safety Professional Designation

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time with extended periods away from home in the event of a derailment or serious workplace injury, and extended working hours as required in those situations

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (oral & written) are mandatory

  • Bilingual (English/French) is considered an asset (customer operations and regulatory interaction with Quebec Inspectors)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in writing with a current covering letter and resume (provided in one document), stating reference name and number.

Ontario Northland is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources.

Pour des renseignements en français composez le 1.800.363.7512 poste 276.

How to Apply

Mail:Attn. Human Resources Business Partner
Ontario Northland
555 Oak Street East
North Bay, ON
P1B 8L3

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