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ENVIRONMENTAL H&S FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

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ENVIRONMENTAL H&S FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

Job ID: 14797

Job Category: Operations & Maintenance

Division & Section: Toronto Water, TW Environment and Administration

Work Location: F.J. Horgan Water Treatment Plant, 201 Copperfield Road

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary (16 month) vacancy

Salary: $88,979.80-$104,540.80, PSG #TM1451, wage grade 6.5

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 1-Mar-2021 to 15-Mar-2021

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager, EH&S Compliance, and as an active member of the assigned local Facility Management Team, the EH&S Field Representative (Industrial Health & Safety) provides industrial health and safety compliance support to Toronto Water operations. The EH&S Field Representative (Industrial Health & Safety) is responsible for the on-site implementation, supervision, monitoring, auditing, and continual improvement of programs and activities related to Corporate and Division health, safety, and quality management systems.

Among other responsibilities, the EH&S Field Representative (Industrial Health & Safety):

  • Works in close cooperation and consultation with Human Resources Health and Safety Consultants to ensure consistent field interpretation and application of health and safety regulatory requirements as well as City policies, programs and procedures
  • Provides input into the development of City and Division policies, programs, procedures, and positions on health and safety-related regulatory issues, templates/forms for frontline staff, manuals, and the strategic direction of health, safety and quality management systems (the integrated Quality Management System “QMS”)
  • Provides management and staff with advice, clear direction, and tangible support on the application of both voluntary and mandatory regulatory compliance tools and systems
  • Performs site risk assessments to identify existing or potential hazards, determine corrective or preventive actions, and provide the necessary follow-up
  • Provides guidance and technical support on health and safety-related regulatory inspections, interprets regulatory requirements (legislation, orders), and liaises with regulators (i.e. Ministry of Labour, TSSA, Fire Marshal’s Office, Fire Department), as required
  • Provides and/or supports training to Section management and frontline staff regarding their safety compliance, emergency response and due diligence responsibilities
  • Plans audits, reviews pre-audit material, prepares audit protocols, conducts self-assessments and peer audits, prepares internal audit reports, documents findings, identifies deficiencies, and makes recommendations on areas of improvement to the Quality Management System (QMS) and related programs, operations, procedures and practices
  • Prepares analytical reports, including regular reports on compliance issues and performance, internal audit reports, risk management plans, and ad hoc management requests
  • Provides input into the development, implementation, and timely maintenance of identified indices or standards against which Divisional and program performance can be measured
  • Advises management where frontline staff may be endangering themselves, others, or the environment.
  • Identifies compliance and related performance issues for the Division Management, including making recommendations for corrective actions
  • Provides emergency or incident (such as a spills or an occupational injury) response in the form of emergency response planning and testing; root cause investigations; assessing compliance and recommending a course of action to bring about compliance; liaising with regulators as appropriate; supporting implementation of recommended compliance plans; and other emergency needs, as requested by site management or as required as part of emergency response plans
  • Identifies, and regularly reports to the EH&S Compliance team on, emerging compliance, operational, and health, safety and quality system issues to ensure coordinated communication and management throughout the Division
  • Establishes and maintains professional and constructive relations with peers, City staff and management, Ministry of Labour, regulators, and other key stakeholders
  • Promotes a risk management culture, utilizes standardized risk identification and ranking tools, and promotes a consistent approach to risk management
  • Actively exchanges knowledge and experience with peers and all Toronto Water staff
  • Actively promotes and builds a positive safety culture among management, employees and contractors
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned

Key Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary degree or diploma in a health, or safety-related discipline (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  2. Certified Auditor, Certified Safety Professional, Canadian Registered Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist or other related designation/certification, preferred.
  3. Considerable experience in health and safety compliance-related role(s) in an industrial/construction setting (i.e. implementing H&S programs, including, but not limited to, ergonomics, Job Hazard Analysis, industrial hygiene, claims management & return to work, management of hazardous waste, spill response, contractor orientation, audits & inspections, compiling and analyzing safety performance metrics & control measures).
  4. Sound knowledge of health and safety legislation, associated regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines, and other applicable statutes, including, but not limited to, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations for Industrial Establishments, Construction projects, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Regulation, etc.
  5. Experience with ISO 14001/ISO 9001/OHSAS 18001 and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) standards, DWQMS and/or similar management systems.
  6. Experience assessing compliance, developing audit reports and recommending action plans to achieve compliance with applicable environment, health and safety legislation and City policies, programs and procedures.
  7. Experience managing multiple, complex projects and priorities.
  8. Experience with water/wastewater industry processes, and associated controls, and/or knowledge of the theories, principles and practices related to the water/wastewater industry.
  9. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), and e-mail, and the ability to utilize other software packages relevant to supporting the Division’s core requirements.
  10. A valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and use of a personal vehicle for site visits.
  11. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and resolve conflict with all levels of the organization, with internal and external stakeholders, consultants, engineers, and trades, and within a team environment.
  12. Proven ability to evaluate and solve problems, exercise good judgment, and make decisions.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs

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