Health and Safety Specialist – Leamington

Health and Safety Specialist – Leamington

Job ID: 80182
Leamington, ON
  • Direct Hire
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Wage: $65,000 - $70,000 - depending on experience
  • Position specifics: Full-time, direct hire position located in Leamington, ON. Excellent opportunity with a large, unionized facility. Full details to be provided at time of interview.

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Human Resources Manager, the Health and Safety Specialist provides guidance to managers, supervisors and employees to promote a OHS culture and create a continuous improvement and proactive OHS management cycle.

Responsibilities include the following, but not limited to:

  • Conducting Hazard Assessments, through task analysis, physical demands analysis, risk assessments and workplace inspections; Recommending and/or implementing corrective action
  • Leading and overseeing the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the safety manual
  • Contributing to the creation of and/or maintenance of instructional documents, such as work procedures and training documents
  • Delivering safety training to managers, supervisors, employees, and new hires, as determined by policy and programs
  • Conducting gap analysis of safety programs through internal audits; developing and implementing a plan to address and remedy non-conformance issues
  • Leading and/or conducting incident and accident investigations; site liaison for MOL visits; escalating significant incident and accident information to the Management level
  • Participating in the design, development and delivery of new employee orientation programs
  • Acting as a resource to, or serving as a member on the Joint Health and Safety Committee and coordinating resolution of action items identified
  • Providing support during the life cycle of a WSIB claim
  • Creating statistical data, analytical and assessment reports, as required
  • Developing annual health and safety plans for the site based on a full review of health and safety-related needs ( assessment of hazards, analysis of database, audits, changing legislation and best practices) as required by all applicable legislations
  • Reviewing of all relevant legislation, amendments and best practices to optimize health and safety and environment programs
  • Perform other tasks or jobs as required


  • Minimum 5 years health and safety experience in a unionized environment
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • In depth knowledge of Ontario's Occupational Health & Safety Act and associated legislation
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word – Word, Excel, outlook)
  • Desire to be hands on and “on the floor”
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management, problem solving and conflict resolution skills


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