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Safety Consultant


Job Opportunity Program
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: June 17, 2013
Last Day to Apply: July 03, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

Safety Consultant

Safety & Environment Department

Reporting to the Head of Safety & Environment, you will be responsible for managing day-to-day and long-term safety related projects and activities. You will provide strategic advice and support to client departments without a Safety Consultant positioned within the department on implementing the Corporate Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) Management System requirements and assist client departments in local level SH&E initiatives. You will  coach and mentor management and supervisory personnel in safety leadership behaviours and skills such as hazard identification & risk assessment, incident investigation, workplace inspection, work planning, and safety briefing; support the JHSC’s in achieving mandates and seeking practical solutions to identified barriers; identify and report to client department management on emerging compliance and health and safety issues, You will advocate the department’s position with regard to recommended changes to the Corporate SH&E Management System, and represent the department by acting as liaison with government officials, including the Ministries of Labour regarding work refusal, work stoppages, inspections and investigations; and represent the TTC in these matters outside of normal working hours where required. You will conduct incident investigations at the corporate and client department levels. You are also responsible for sharing best practices, maintaining familiarity with the activities of other departments, and ensuring an appropriate level of consistency across TTC departments. Responsible for treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer. Annual Salary Range: $75,748.40. - $94,731.00 (Level 9).

Skills/Knowledge/Experience

You require comprehensive knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation, e.g. the OH&S Act & Regulations, Environmental Protection Act, Technical Standards & Safety Act, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, etc. You require strong knowledge of SH&E Management System practice and theory, as well as knowledge of the services from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, WSIB, and the Health & Safety Associations of Ontario. Must have or quickly acquire strong knowledge of the TTC’s System Safety Plan. You must have highly developed facilitation and analytical skills to advise all management levels, and assist in formulating long term strategy and practical short term solutions. Must possess demonstrated ability to team build, mentor and advise front line supervisors regarding behaviours, skills and improvements in safety systems and procedures; proven capability to coordinate and direct others in accident situations and investigations. You must possess sound judgement; highly developed problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills; you require an ability to use computer technology associated with the work. Knowledge of applicable Collective Agreements and proven ability to communicate effectively with union representatives is essential. Ability to move about in a variety of work environments. You must possess a valid non-probationary Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence and have the use of a personal vehicle. These abilities would normally be acquired by obtaining a University Degree or Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, or the equivalent, combined with several years of experience related to transit safety, occupational health & safety, and environmental fields. A thorough knowledge of industry best practices in health and safety, and a history of successful experience in the safety operations of a large public or private sector organization is essential. You must have or be able to obtain accreditation by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. The successful candidate will be required to complete various courses in effective supervision plus technical courses relating to areas of responsibility. Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.

Committed to the principles of employment equity, the TTC encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women. We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting ends: July 2, 2013 (11:59 p.m. ET)

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