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Safety Manager

Req ID: 1160
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 1  
Closing Date: 12/14/2018

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to ensure the Corporation is compliant with all applicable regulations made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to ensure protection and preservation of a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. This requires being aware of all additions/revisions to legislative requirements made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as the ability to address the changes in an accurate and timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design a framework that creates a strong and sustainable safety culture.
  • Provide leadership direction, advice, assistance and guidance on all health and safety matters on a corporate basis.
  • Provide guidance and support to a team of four (4) Health and Safety Specialists in order to provide technical and practical information and guidance on Health and Safety concerns, legislative compliance and Workplace Violence investigations throughout the Corporation.
  • Determine required training and ensure safety audits are conducted in order to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Active member when the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is activated and will interpret and monitor compliance with the Health and Safety management system and the Occupational Health and safety regulations and all other pertinent and relevant standards and legislation.
  • Recognise emerging trends and develop and recommend proactive strategies to reduce, eliminate or contain the risk. 
  • Actively participate in management decisions regarding Ministry of Labour Orders, visits and critical injury investigations and reporting.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary education in Health and Safety administration, complemented by a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and/or Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) Designation
  • Minimum seven (7) years progressive experience within the Health and Safety field, at least 3 at a supervisory/management level within a large corporation with diverse business services.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in the development and implementation of a robust Health and Safety Management System.
  • Experience implementing evidence based programs designed to provide metrics and measures to evaluate successes and highlight areas requiring mitigation strategies.
  • Ability to assess, design and conduct customized training programs in both unionized and non-unionized environments.
  • Previous experience consulting and advising Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) is required.
  • Experience in Human Resources Management with strong investigation skills, including Workplace Violence is a requirement.
  • Experience developing and presenting quarterly Health and safety metrics reports to the senior leadership team.
  • Experience dealing with Ministry of Labour inspections and ensuing orders as well as knowledgeable with the Ministry of Transportation Driver Certification  program is  preferred
  • Strong organizational skills are required as well as the ability to anticipate, recognize and respond to problem situations; must have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, especially strong writing skills.
  • Experience managing a remote team.
  • Use of own vehicle with an acceptable Drivers Licence Abstract is required.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 84,723.00 - $ 112,966.00 
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Civic Centre 
Department/Division/Section: CPS/Corporate Services Dept , CPS/HR Division , Healthy Workplace 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     



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