Schedule Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Education Level Certificate or Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized college or university. Current Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) registration.
Career Level Minimum 5 years' experience as a full-time safety professional
Job Title: Safety Manager, FHS
Mosaic Job #: 29442
Department: FHS Safety Office
Reports To: University Biosafety Officer / Director, Health Sciences Occupational Health and Safety
Job Family: Department Administration
Department, Unit or Project Description:
The Faculty of Health Sciences Occupational Health and Safety unit provides the delivery and administration of established occupational health and safety programs and services to the Faculty where work, teaching and academic/clinical research is undertaken at all affiliated campus, off-campus and hospital-hosted locations. These programs ensure the Faculty meets its regulatory requirements under the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act, its associated regulations and any other health and safety compliance requirements related to the activities undertaken by the Faculty.
The role has been delegated the responsibility for managing the delivery and audit of occupational health and safety programs and management of support services to the stakeholders of the Faculty of Health Sciences at all affiliated locations. The role is accountable for ensuring the Faculty is able to meet its regulatory requirements under the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act, its associated regulations and any other health and safety compliance requirements related to the activities undertaken by the Faculty.
Review and assess the impact on operations of new or emerging legislation and guidelines. Develop and manage the delivery of customized implementation programs to ensure compliance.
Preparing and enforcing policies to establish a culture of health and safety.
Ensure workplace accidents, incidents and near-misses are investigated, documented, root causes identified, and corrective actions are implemented.
Manage programs for environmental safety issues such as temperature, air quality, noise, vibration or hazardous material in the workplace.
Develop and deliver customized, hazard-specific safety training to stakeholders as it relates to the work, the environment and their associated hazards.
Solicit and manage service contractors to perform various specialized functions such as respirator fit testing, hazardous waste disposal and industrial hygiene/environmental testing.
Develop and manage new safety training programs as required by new legislation or new risks or hazards identified.
Manage Faculty-associated clinical and hospital-specific emergency preparedness programs. Member of Faculty Crisis Management Team.
Manage selection, installation and conduct of regular maintenance of site-specific emergency response or hazard-management equipment.
Manage program for documentation, movement, storage and safe disposal of chemical, biomedical and other hazardous wastes.
Develop and provide programs which assist stakeholders in the performance of risk assessment and generation of hazard control procedures.
Review building plans for laboratories or specialty work environments as it relates to occupational health and safety infrastructure requirements.
Manage program for administration of Joint Health and Safety Committee activities and associated workplace inspections at all associated locations.
Prepare, review and update policies, guidelines and procedures.
Work jointly with hospital-host departments related to Security, Housekeeping, Health and Safety and Engineering to ensure stakeholder’s service needs are met at remote and hospital locations. Develop and implement joint policies and procedures.
Develop and manage the budget of the department. Assess regularly and ensure human and financial resources needs of the department are met.
Fulfill all specific responsibilities as outlined in the established University occupational health and safety management programs.
Certificate or Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety from a recognized college or university.
Current Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) registration.
Minimum 5 years' experience as a full-time safety professional.
Comprehensive knowledge of health & safety legislation on Canadian Federal, Provincial and international levels.
Ability to assess risk and prescribe solutions within the criteria or guidelines of institutional programs
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Employment Equity Statement
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.