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Safety Specialist - Occupational Health and Safety - Regular Full Time (222231)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 7/18/2022 4:49:21 PM

We currently have a Regular Full Time opportunity for a Safety Specialist in the Occupational Health and Safety department at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days; 8hrs; As per schedule; On Call Required

Summary of Duties

  • Receive and review complaints, hazard reports and incident investigations, advising and assisting in identification, evaluation and control of hazards as required.
  • Assist individual departments in the implementation of the corporate health and safety program.
  • Coordinate corporate asbestos program, including policy, procedures, permit system and update surveys.
  • Serve as a resource to Corporate Planning and Plant Operations Departments with regard to health and safety aspects of construction, renovation and maintenance projects.
  • Act as a Resource to the Joint Occupational Health & Safety committee, departmental and corporate safety committees (i.e. LASER, Radiation Safety).
  • Schedule and manage JOHSC inspections for all sites.
  • Maybe required to develop safety plans as part of the corporate Violence Prevention Program.
  • Conduct proactive job safety analyses, workplace inspections and audits.
  • Perform ergonomic assessments and physical demands analyses.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of health and safety policies, procedures, program materials and risk assessments.
  • Conduct industrial hygiene monitoring such as noise surveys and indoor air quality assessments (including investigating potential water damage)
  • Maybe required to assist with Safety related issues at the Holland Centre, Reactivation Care Centre and St. John’s Rehab sites.
  • Participates in the maintenance of the departmental intranet website.
  • Liaison with the Ministry of Labour and external auditors as required.


  • Post-Secondary degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related field required
  • CRSP, CIH or ROH considered an asset
  • Significant recent, related health & safety experience in a unionized environment required
  • Previous experience with safety in a hospital/healthcare setting preferred
  • Significant experience working with joint health and safety committees required
  • Strong understanding of, and experience applying Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant legislation / regulations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting job safety analyses, indoor air quality surveys, incident investigations, and a variety of inspections and audits
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work collaboratively with a variety of individuals at various levels of an organization
  • Practical experience with asbestos and/or construction projects required
  • Computer literate (MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Parklane)
  • Certified in Fit Testing considered an asset.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 222231 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.