Health & Safety Director

Health & Safety Director

Position Reference #: 42220

Company (Client) Overview

Our client, headquartered in Windsor is a leader in the design and manufacturing of complex building solutions active in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and the US.

This position can be based anywhere in Ontario (Remote/Hybrid)

Job Title:  Health & Safety Director

Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent


Base salary: of 120-140K. 

The indirect pay (benefits) is also very attractive, offering: 

  • 4% RRSP match plan after 1 year
  • Full extended health coverage after 3 months*(Includes medical, dental, prescription & life insurance.  The premiums for the plan are fully paid by the company)
  • 4 weeks’ paid vacation annually
  • Monthly cell phone allowance of $125
  • All travel expenses paid
  • Continuing education allowance after 3 months
  • Flexible work arrangement – remote / hybrid model
  • And more

Job Summary:

Reporting  to the human resources executive vice president, the health & safety director is responsible to lead and oversee the corporate health & safety program(s) across all levels of the organization. Additionally, this role will drive and improve the corporation’s organizational safety culture with full executive support. 

This role is also responsible for 2 to 3 health & safety direct reports

Primary Duties & Responsibilities Specific duties and responsibilities include

  • Work closely with the human resources, manufacturing/operations, and project management teams to lead implementation, compliance, and ongoing evaluation of health & safety processes across all areas. 
  • Lead the creation and implementation of safety training and developmental programs (tools, processes, and materials) throughout the organization. 
  • Lead the OHS team to Identify best practices and legislative requirements and ensure their adoption throughout the organization. 
  • Oversee to ensure all compliance requirements are, at a minimum, met, and where possible, exceeded. 
  • Lead & oversee the implementation &  maintenance of corporation health & safety certifications (COR, etc.), as required and appropriate given the project and/or province or state where the project is being undertaken. 
  • Using a team-based approach, establish rapport with all levels in the organization to increase communication and build a self-sustaining culture of health & safety.
  •  Bring management attention, focus and action to sites or departments which require improvements in their safety performance or culture. 
  •  Lead and oversee  incident and even management processes, including investigation and audits, capture lessons learned and advise on corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.
  •  Interface with key clients or other stakeholders when required in order to ensure clarity and understanding of contract, contractor, or sub-contractor requirements or where significant issue resolution calls for input.
  • Perform or oversee site safety audits, and report/track/benchmark 
  • Identify and execute continuous improvement opportunities that minimize overall risk.


  • Travel thereafter would depend on where the health & safety director is based out of but would be somewhere in the range of 20-25% of their time.
  • Primary areas of travel:  Windsor (2-3 days per month), Toronto (2-3 days per month), US / Alberta / Nova Scotia (as needed).

Core Competencies 

  • Problem-Solving: considers multiple sides of an issue. Weighs consequences before making final decisions. Makes informed decisions based on available information. Recognizes issues, and determines actions needed to advance the decision-making process. 
  • Service Oriented (Team & Customers): listens to internal and external customers and addresses needs and concerns. Keeps others informed by providing status reports and progress updates. Delivers on commitments and deadlines. Maintains positive and supportive relationships. Assists team and customers without prompting. Considers the impact of all tasks/work on the customer.
  • Accountability: facilitates clear commitments that in the eyes of others, one has kept. 
  • Attitude: displays a positive “can do” demeanor, even in the face of obstacles or challenges. Maintains composure even in stressful situations. Demonstrates emotional intelligence (handling one’s emotions and the emotions of others). 
  • Building Trust: behaves and expresses oneself in an open and honest manner. Is consistent in word and action. Tells the truth even when difficult. Shares information accurately, completely and appropriately. Extends trust to others freely.
  • Communication: provides regular, consistent and meaningful information. Listens carefully to others and ensures messages are understood. Communicates in a clear and consise manner. Uses appropriate delivery medium for the situation and audience. 
  • Results Orientation: strives to consistently achieve excellence in all tasks and goals. Maintains focus and perseveres in the face of obstacles. Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. “Gets it done”, balanced with the most ideal way to accomplish results. 
  • Ethics & Integrity: performs all aspects of one’s role with honesty, good character and ethics. Continuously acts in good faith. Makes decisions ethically and equitably. Sets a strong character example for others, even when unpopular. 
  • Influence: ethically influences others and their behaviour and actions to achieve voluntary compliance and buy-in.
  •  Coaching: forms a strategi partnership with one’s employees where the employee is supported and empowered to clarify goals, create action plans, move past obstacles and achieve identified results. The partnership is performance driven and task oriented. 
  • Valuing Diversity: Actively works to create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity. Demonstrates respect, and values differences, differing opions and uniqueness in personality, approach, background, etc

To be considered for this role, the  health and safety Director  must have the following qualification:

  • A university degree or college diploma in industrial or occupational health or safety or a related field of study
  • Knowledge of the OHS Act and Regulations, especially industrial and construction. 
  • Additional health & safety certification(s) (CRSP, NCSO etc.) are considered an asset
  • 10 to 15 years of experience in a mid to senior-level health & safety position (must have experience in both construction and manufacturing sectors)
  • COR certification experience and ongoing continuing education in the field are definitive assets.

How to apply?

You can apply by submitting your resume directly to or online on our website ( Please indicate the position reference number in your email subject line.

QEOSH Staffing & Recruitment Inc. is Canada’s Exclusive Health & Safety Staffing & Recruitment. We are dedicated to employment equity and encourage applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities, and indigenous peoples. At QEOSH, we are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).