Position Reference #: 12021

Our client,  based in Toronto, is looking for a health & safety manager to join their team. This role will be reporting to the Director, HR Consulting, Labour Relations, and  Health & Safety, and contributes to a high-performance organization by leading and promoting a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with legislation and proactive in providing Health and Safety services. 

 The Manager, Health and Safety leads, designs, and implements organization-wide strategy, policies, procedures, and programs that address safety, workplace injury prevention, emergency response, and compliance needs for staff and students.  The incumbent manages occupational injury, WSIB return to work, ergonomic, and initiatives for employees.  This role is involved in and oversees WSIB injury and illness investigations and takes preventative action related to legislation and policy.  This Manager is a well-rounded expert in Health and Safety and has a high degree of accountability and autonomy in ensuring their work impacts Divisions.

The health & Safety Manager Role expectations are but not limited to:

  •  Acts as contact and liaison on health and safety matters with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), Ministry of Labour, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Health, safety associations, and ensures appropriate handling, notification, tracking, and follow-up across all Divisions.
  • Assumes the lead role for the hazard identification and risk assessment/mitigation related to OH&S, including incident investigation and management, record keeping and documentation, monitoring and compliance, and claims management while, at the same time, ensuring clarity of supervisor roles and responsibilities under the OHSA.
  • Establishes and sustains meaningful policies, objectives, programs, processes, and measurements focused on safety, ergonomics, and other related areas of responsibility aligned with organizational strategy and direction.
  • Provides technical and operational expertise and advice to stakeholders and oversees the Joint Health & Safety Committees’ functioning.
  • Leads investigations related to OHSA requirements, Bill 168 incidents, WSIB injury/illness occurrences, and other relevant health and safety issues.
  • Plans and manages Return to Work and Accommodation meetings for WSIB illnesses and injuries in collaboration with Total Rewards.
  • Conducts assessments and inspections in response to safety concerns, legislative/risk requirements, and workplace incidents/accidents.
  • Contributes to emergency preparedness and response planning. Carries out responsibilities under the Emergency Plan and supports business recovery and continuity plans.
  • Leads and develops staff responsible for safety, WSIB, JHSC coordination, and other responsibilities.
  • Develops and administers Health & Safety budgets and operates within allocated resources.

To be considered for this role, the candidate should have the following qualification.

-Four-year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent

– Certification or designation in safety ( CRSP, NCSO)

– Minimum Ten years of health and safety experience

-Strong Communication & interpersonal Skills. 

– Strong analytical, coordination, and project management skills with the ability to prioritize changing and conflicting demands, meet deadlines and stay productive under pressure.

-Flexibility in adapting to change and in participating in consultative decision-making processes.

How to apply?

You can apply by emailing your resume and cover letter 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).