Health & Safety Specialist at Toromont Cat Careers

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City: Pointe-Claire
Province: Quebec
Country: Canada
Job ID#: Q4030

Reporting To: Health & Safety Supervisor

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 & Safety Program support to the Health & Safety Team and Toromont Cat operations.  The Health & Safety Specialist will help drive a positive safety culture and manage our Health & 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 & Safety team.

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 
  • 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
  • Ensure compliance to OHS Laws, Regulations and Standards and the application of these throughout the organization

Key Qualifications

  • Post Secondary Education with a designation from the Occupational Health and Safety Program or a related discipline
  • Bilingual in French and English (spoken and written)
  • Highly safety conscious with a current professional designation or willingness and ability to achieve CRSP
  • Improvement mindset with 3-5 years’ experience in leading the health and safety programs in the Mining Industry
  • Understanding of 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 (especially Quebec & Ontario)
  • 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
  • Able to travel to multiple remote locations and conduct site audits 30-50%
  • A valid Driver’s Licence and clean Driver's Abstract


Toromont is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity. Upon request, Toromont is committed to accommodating employees with disabilities.