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Safety Manager in Toronto at Michels

Date Posted: 4/27/2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Safety Manager

Position Objective:

As an integral part of the management team, this role leads the Health & Safety agenda, ensures compliance with all relevant legislation and regulations (Ontario Regulation Part IV - TUNNELS, SHAFTS, CAISSONS AND COFFERDAM) and manages the design, delivery, and standardization of the Environmental Health & Safety programs for the company. The position duration is for 5 Years+ Location: Toronto, Ontario – Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant and the North Toronto Treatment Plant area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designated full-time permanent employee must take prescribed COR™ training offered by IHSA, conduct an internal audit of HSMS using IHSA's COR™ Audit Tool and conduct and successfully complete annual internal audits for each of the next two years using IHSA's COR™

  • Participates in incident investigation and root-cause analysis of environmental, health and safety incidents, Conducts, reviews, and communicates results of Accident Investigations 

  • Conduct Hazard Assessments, through task analysis, physical demands analysis, risk assessments and workplace inspections; Recommending and/or implementing corrective action

  • Liaise with external agencies including the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

  • Ensure that all WSIB claims are handled as per best practices and on a timely basis

  • Maintains and communicates upgrades of H.S.E. Policies and Procedures to managers, and business leaders. Makes sure policies and procedures are developed, updated, implemented, and followed

  • Participate in the subcontractor management process

  • Responsible for implementation of safety-related training for both mandated and site-specific topics.

  • Provides Technical Guidance on Ontario Regulation Part IV - TUNNELS, SHAFTS, CAISSONS AND COFFERDAMS, Safety regulations, standards and Industry programs.

  • Drive continuous improvement of programs through the development of action plans based on analysis of data, review of incidents, risks and feedback from employees.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least ten (10) years of supervisory heavy civil construction experience within the last fifteen (15) years.

  • Participation in the capacity of a safety coordinator on at least two (2) TBM tunnel projects

  • Individuals must possess safety experience in heavy construction and underground construction

  • Candidate must be local or willing to relocate to project location in Toronto, Ontario

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and shifts

  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record

  • Possess strong computer skills: Proficiency in MS Office including MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certifications required C.H.S.O or N.C.S.O

  • Degree or diploma in a related field i.e HSE or OH&S

  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written formats


  • Action oriented and full of energy for things that may seem challenging

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external individuals

  • Faces up to people problems quickly and directly

  • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all

  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions

  • Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully