Health & Safety Specialist at Toromont Cat Careers

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City: Northern Ontario
Country: Canada
Job ID#: 3626

Reporting To: Health & Safety Manager

Do you have high integrity and strong work ethic?  We are seeking a talented Health & Safety Specialist to perform both a strategic and hands-on position by providing guidance and Health and Safety Program support to the Health and Safety Team and Toromont Cat operations.  The Health and Safety Specialist will help drive a positive safety culture and manage our Health and Safety Management System, in accordance with Federal and Provincial Legislation with a focus on best practices while executing day to day responsibilities, project work and participation in decision-making within the Health and Safety team. 

This position will be placed in one of our Northern Ontario Branches with a Regional focus supporting specific Northern and Remote Branch Locations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Model the way for safe, environmentally sound and healthy work behaviours in support of Toromont’s Health and Safety Policies, programs and initiatives resulting in achieving or exceeding safety performance objectives
  • Contribute to the development and application of preventive programs, health and safety programs and OHS action plans in collaboration with the Health and Safety team
  • Participate in the development and/or revision of policies and necessary procedures to manage the Safety Management System
  • Provide direction and support to operations, particularly Supervisors, as they execute their safety obligations including responding to inquiries, providing instruction and training and/or working with Operational Leaders to provide them with skills to be more effective
  • Support and execute incident reporting, claims management and Return to Work Programs to effectively manage claim costs and workers compensation board obligations
  • Administer the Inspection and Audit Programs, proceed with regular and random field and site audits and ensure appropriate follow-up on any findings or deficiencies
  • Lead the development of key Safety Programs as needed by devising requirements and policies, identifying training requirements, and ensuring proper processes and procedures are in place for successful execution
  • Collaborate with the Health and Safety Committees to develop their skills for more effectiveness in their daily responsibilities
  • Source and develop OHS Training Programs, co-ordinate and execute delivery to organization in support of our Safety Training Matrix as needed
  • Participate and support in investigations/accident analysis and recommend corrective measures
  • Assist in determining key OHS performance indicators and support the operations with achieving our key safety targets and business plan objectives on an ongoing basis
  • Identify and analyze OHS trends for opportunities to implement improvements
  • Mitigate or respond to key information in a positive, proactive and effective manner

Key Qualifications

  • Post Secondary Education with a designation from the Occupational Health and Safety Program or a related discipline
  • Highly safety conscious with a current professional designation or willingness and ability to achieve CRSP
  • Mindset for continuous improvement with 3-5 years’ experience in an Occupational Health and Safety industrial work environment
  • Understanding of the construction and/or mining legislation would be an asset
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene and ergonomics would be beneficial
  • Experience or knowledge in Workmen's Compensation Board (WCB) Acts and Legislation of different Provinces (Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland in particular)
  • Solid experience with Risk Management Principles and/or other OH&S training to support strategies and key messages regularly
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to share information across all levels of the organization
  • Results driven and proactive with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment while maintaining high attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and comfortable with systems and other in-house OH&S tools
  • Customer centric and independent with the ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • Willing and able to travel to multiple locations and conduct site audits including Southern, Central and Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Nunavut, etc.
Toromont Cat is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity. Upon request, Toromont is committed to accommodating employees with disabilities.