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OHS/EHS Specialist

The OHS/EHS Specialist provides expert knowledge and overall guidance of all health, safety, and environmental issues. Reporting to the Head, Engineering and Maintenance, the OHS/EHS Specialist designs, develops, monitors, and executes programs to ensure a safe working environment and a safety mindset throughout the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Update and develop policies and procedures related to health, safety, and environment.
  • Train staff on safety procedures and best practices.
  • Lead JHSC and investigation of all near misses and incidents. Develop and monitor safety KPIs.
  • Develop and implement safety programs to reduce the risk of injury or illness in the workplace.
  • Act as internal expert on materials hazards, including appropriate storage, maintenance, and usage of specific materials and equipment.
  • Ensures company is prepared for any/all EHS/OHS audits – regulatory agencies or customers.
  • Resolve safety/environmental issues through contributions of the Joint Health and Safety Committee, employees, and management
  • Review capital projects, new substances, and new equipment installations to ensure compliance with regulatory and guideline requirements
  • Review, update, and monitor existing OHS/EHS training program.
  • Drive a culture of safety throughout the organization.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge in occupational hygiene, industrial safety, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills – ability to work with contacts at multiple sites to achieve project goals.
  • Understanding of the Environmental Protection Act and related environmental legislation to fulfill requirements for hazardous waste, air emissions, and other environmental reporting.
  • Familiarity with WSIB claims management, construction projects, Pre-Start Health & Safety Reviews, and contractor safety an asset.
  • Sc. in a health science, engineering, or any related scientific field.
  • Min 3 years experience with OHS/EHS in manufacturing environment.
  • Certified member or working towards certification for Joint Health and Safety Committee Members.
  • Experience in a GMP environment is an asset
  • Proven background building EHS/OHS programs from the ground up is an asset.

Application Process

Application process: Please send your resume using the form below.

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