Health and Safety Specialist (Contract)

Maple Leaf Foods - Saskatoon, SK (30+ days ago)

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A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging. We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Raise the Good in Food
We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values
Six core values guide us in everything that we do.
Do what’s right
Deliver winning results
Build collaborative teams
Get things done in a fact-based, disciplined way
Learn and grow, inwardly and outwardly
Dare to be transparent, passionate and humble

HSSE Specialist (Contract) – Saskatoon

The Opportunity:
As part of Maple Leaf Food’s Health, Safety, Security & Environment team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Company’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programs, policies, systems and reports for the McLeod Plant. This position will ensure legislative and Plant compliance with occupational health and safety by “on the floor” involvement with operations. This position will include but not limited to; assisting in the development of safe work procedures, training, claims management and assessing/controlling risk to reduce/eliminate accidents/incidents which cause personal injury and/or property damage. The goal of this position will be to standardize safe work methods and recognize high impact behaviours to achieve a world class health and safety program. The successful candidate will be involved in all Health & Safety activities related to the McLeod Plant.

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:
Compliance in OHS program activity (WHMIS / MSDS, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, fall prevention/protection, contractor management, mobile equipment – shock watch, compliance observations)
Monitors departmental safety meeting, advises employees on legislated and industry changes
Creates, audits, and monitors the compliance of any new or existing Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Safe Work Procedures (SWP), and Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) with the supervisors and employees
Develop, delivers and audits the New Hire and the Contractor Orientations
Provide support and follow up with the supervisors and senior supervisors regarding accident and incident investigation reports; specifically follow up on outstanding or ineffective corrective actions
Enter any and all work orders upon receipt from the supervisors from safety tour reports. Ensure that they have been properly classified according the work order classification system and communicate any other information required to the Maintenance Planner.
Promote the Health and Safety plans, goals and objectives
Engage and involve workers in Health and Safety programs by ensuring compliance with active policies and procedures, planned task observations in order to ensure understanding, and inform supervisor if policies and procedures are not being met.
Communicate any and all pertinent or emergency Health and Safety Issues or Concerns with the site Leadership Team in the absence of the HSSE Manager
Assist in the coaching and mentoring of the HSSE Coordinator with effective tools and practices
Provide support to the First Aid Team, supervisors and employees in the event of a plant emergency
Complete required forms and documentation as necessary for WCB, STD, LTD claims and forward to appropriate resources
Assist employees in completion of required forms
Initiate and follow up on appeals of claims and claim costs
Other duties may be assigned

What we have to offer you:
Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
Career development opportunities. Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning
Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:
  • Superior knowledge of machine guarding and lock out tag out of manufacturing equipment
  • Previous experience working supporting a large client group.
  • Previous experience working with regulatory bodies such as the Ministry of Labour or Ministry of the Environment would be an asset
  • Proven ability to able to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment within specified time frames
  • Ability to support and influence multiple levels of management within an organization
  • Experience effectively managing WCB claims
  • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory training of all personnel working onsite
  • Meeting regulatory filing and reporting requirements (OHS related)
  • Reinforce company Values
  • Maintain positive relations with employees, management & external enforcement agencies
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organization and analytical Skills. Very detail orientated with proven project management skills.
  • 5-8 years of experience in progressively responsible H&S roles
  • Strong knowledge of business and plant processes
  • Computer skills - desktop applications, Health & Safety and HR applications
  • The ability to build relationships and credibility, to be in a position to influence others
  • Ability to design and evaluate effective training programs
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all aspects of Occupational Health & Safety and Security
  • Able to develop and implement Job Hazard Analysis program
  • Able to identify and integrate into safe work methods high impact behaviours, and develops and applies leading indicator measurements
We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.
Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce. Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible