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Vacancy: Health & Safety Manager-Project Specific (m / f / d), Toronto, Canada

Vacancy: Health & Safety Manager-Project Specific (m / f / d), Toronto, Canada
Posted on: Jul.30.2021

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive range of employee health and safety programs and services to meet the goals and legal obligations of STRABAG Inc. These functions include, but are not limited to, the assessment, facilitation and evaluation of injury prevention, environmental safety, occupational health and safety, employee and family wellness and the development, implementation and consultation on safety policies. The Health and Safety Manager oversees all activities of the Health and Safety department and acts as an advisory body to management and employees.

Core Competencies

-Critical Thinking
-Risk Management
-Problem Solving
-Planning and Organizing

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Review occupational health and safety legislation, amendments and best practices to optimize occupational health and safety programs
-Ensure sub-contractors on the project act in accordance with STRABAG health and safety policies, procedures and protocols and demonstrate this by providing all necessary documentation as per contractual obligations
-Ensure all client contractual obligations are being fulfilled
-Interact and cooperate with government enforcement agencies and provide necessary documentation as required
-Analyse and provide statistical reports where required/requested
-Guide, direct and empower assigned health and safety personnel
-Effectively manage return to work processes for injured workers, working closely with the employee and his/her supervisor
-Ensure thorough, timely and effective investigation and reporting of incidents and work refusals
-Ensure effectiveness and content of site-specific orientations and training as it relates to the scope of work and associated hazards on the project
-Oversee the coordination of tunnel rescue
-Investigate and report all non-conformance issues to the appropriate workplace parties
-Participate in both internal and external daily tool box talks
-Participate in an annual health and safety program audit to ensure the effectiveness of the Corporate Health & Safety Management System
-Provide guidance to the workforce and ensure completion of job hazard analyses for all work on the project, using the hierarchy of hazard controls to address all hazards and risks for the applicable processes
-Coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of health and safety inspections on the project
-Ensure the procurement of health and safety items for the project are purchased in a timely and cost-effective manner and used/maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations
-Develop, communicate and promote internal and external occupational health, wellness and safety initiatives
-Act as a resource or serve as a member on the Joint Health and Safety Committee, assisting and providing information and responses on behalf of the company
-Ensure the documentation and retention of all health and safety-related records for the project as per prescribed time frames
-Perform other related duties as required


-Post-secondary school diploma or degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field of study
-Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, as per the Occupational Health & Safety Act/Regulations
-Health and Safety experience in Heavy Civil Construction
-CRSP and/or NCSO designations an asset
-Previous experience in tunnelling an asset
-Minimum 10 years’ experience managing Occupational Health and Safety in a heavy civil construction environment
-Extensive knowledge of applicable federal, provincial and municipal regulations / legislation / standards and best practices
-Proven ability to effectively organize, delegate and manage the health and safety department including resolution of conflict in a positive and constructive manner
-Willing to actively participate in continuous professional development throughout the course of employment
-Proven ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and records
-Service and team-oriented leader with attention to detail
-Proven ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
-Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
-Tact, diplomacy, flexibility, listening and persuasion skills a must
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office

Work Environment:

-Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
-Interaction with employees, management and the public at large
-Lifting or moving up to 20 lbs. may be required
-Working in restricted / confined spaces
-Working outdoors / underground (slippery, uneven surfaces)
-Overtime and travel may be required

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