Sofina Foods Inc.

  • Health & Safety Specialist

    Job Locations CA-ON-Burlington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2018 3:29 PM)
    Job Category
    Human Resources/Health & Safety
    Position Status
    Full Time
    Career Level
    Job Industry
    Food Processing and Production
  • Job Description



    Health & Safety Specialist – Burlington


    Position Summary:

    Reporting to the Manager, Health & Safety, the Health and Safety Specialist is accountable for the implementation and monitoring of processes and practices to achieve a safe and healthy work environment. This includes providing occupational health and safety advice to the plant staff to facilitate compliance with Plant and Sofina H&S requirements, occupational health and safety legislation, guidelines, and standards to support plant’s health and safety program and initiatives.


    Key Accountabilities

    • Partner with the Plant Health & Safety Manager and Operations Management to provide guidance and technical support regarding specific issues relative to health & safety programs, initiatives and policies;
    •  Accountable for the facilitation and monitoring of the Plant Health & Safety Program to eliminate the risks causing workplace incidents and injuries;
    •  Accountable for the facilitation and monitoring of a safe work environment for employees, contractors, and visitors;
    •  Accountable for identifying, developing, & delivering health & safety training requirements for the workforce;
    •  Conduct audits to ensure safe plant operations, facilitating corrective actions with plant management as necessary;
    •  Collect and analyze statistical data pertaining to the plant’s health & safety management system. Prepare reports to support various health and safety initiatives;
    •  Support the requirements of the plant case management coordinator as required as directed by the  Plant H&S Manager;
    •  Provide ongoing support/guidance/participation as a member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee;
    •  Participate in Company health & safety initiatives (such as strategic meetings, conference calls, audits, special projects, etc.) to ensure site representation, inclusion, and consistency.


    •  Diploma/ Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, in the process of obtaining certification or an equivalent combination of experience and training;
    •     Degree as a Kineologist, Ergonomics is an asset;
    •  3 - 5 years’ experience in a similar role;
    •  Knowledge of applicable Provincial/State safety legislation and regulation, Occupational Health and Safety standards is required;
    •  Valid Advanced First Aid Certificate or Emergency Medical Technician Certification is required;
    •  Strong leadership and communication skills.

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    Sofina Foods Inc. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements, for the purpose of accommodation under AODA, known to Human Resources when they are contacted for an interview.


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