The Health, Safety and Risk Specialist is based in Toronto, Ontario, and reports to the Manager Health, Safety & Risk. This position will lead, guide and support Schindler’s business in Toronto, Ontario in the development of their Health and Safety Programs, help the Branches to maintain compliance with Federal or Provincial legislation, and is responsible for participating in the development and implementation of the Schindler Canada Safety Strategy.
The position will serve as the primary safety and health resource for Eastern Canada and will work closely with the Manager, Health, Safety & Risk on corporate safety directives, including alignment with the global safety fundamentals. The role includes planning, implementing, managing and monitoring safety programs and processes within Eastern Canada to ensure compliance with Schindler policies/guidelines, as well as the applicable industry and government regulations.
The role will include coordination with multiple departments to develop and implement improved policies, processes and practices that increase worker safety, reduce injuries and promote an accident - free work environment in a way that positively enhances the safety culture so that operating costs are reduced.
- Assist the Manager in managing the Occupational Health and Safety Management System as required and directed.
- Provide analysis of Eastern Canada historical injury incident data and safety program/process effectiveness to identify focus areas for improvement. Provide comprehensive, detailed report of program review findings as well as recommended corrective actions to Manager Health, Safety & Risk and Branch Managers.
- Provide the materials, tools, training, information and other support as needed to Eastern Branch managers and offices to enable them to perform their roles and responsibilities within the Schindler Safety Playbook, policies, procedures, Schindler Group and legislative requirements.
- Provide direction to Eastern Branch personnel regarding worker's compensation processes and safety record documentation processes.
- Conduct documented safety plan and program review annually in 100% of Eastern Canada to assess compliance to Schindler Program requirements and execution of branch plans.
- Coordinate with Western Branches, in the upgrade or revision of Branch safety and health plans as needed to improve program compliance and effectiveness.
- Manage the injury and near miss incident investigation and corrective action processes in cooperation with line management to ensure the Schindler Canada incident reporting process is followed for all OHSA reportable injuries, illnesses and any near misses with potentially serious consequences within Eastern Canada.
- Responsible for notification to the Manager Health, Safety & Risk of serious or significant safety, health or environmental issues, including those which may be reportable to regulators.
- Directly participate in all serious incident investigations involving amputation, fracture, loss of consciousness or fatality.
- Provide monthly summary report to Manager Health, Safety & Risk and Eastern Branch Managers containing YTD safety performance metrics, training attendance compliance, compliance to schedule of selected program elements and other data pertinent to the area.
- Provide recommended action plans and support to execute plans to fill identified gaps.
- Represent Eastern Canada and Schindler Canada as required in interaction with regulatory, legal and insurance entities in responding to OHSA citations and employee complaints.
- Participate in weekly conference calls and quarterly safety meetings and other Branch meetings as requested by the BM as a safety resource.
- Support the maintenance and continual improvement of the Canadian Safety Health and Environmental written programs to ensure regulatory compliance and applicability to field operations.
- Serve as resource to Schindler Canada and the Canadian National Safety Committee as directed by the Manager, Health, Safety & Risk.
- Conduct or participate in and document Safety and Health Risk Assessments as directed by the Manager Health, Safety & Risk.
Knowledge and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of 7 years of applicable safety experience
- Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) is critical for the role
- Knowledge of OHSA general industry and construction safety standards
- Minimum of 5 years of applicable experience in construction or commercial services industries
- Able to travel a minimum 15%
- Excellent facilitation and influencing skills
- Strong presentation skills and comfortable speaking to groups