Health & Safety Specialist- Brantford

Ferrero - Brantford, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Location: Brantford
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

About the Role:
As part of Ferrero’s Human Resources team, the successful candidate will be the driver for the development, implementation and maintenance of our Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programs, policies, systems and reports for the Brantford Plant. This position will ensure compliance with legislation and group policies in occupational health and safety by being engaged with operations. This position will include but is not limited to; assisting front line staff in the development of safe work procedures and risk assessments, coordination of training schedule, WSIB claims management and driving the implementation of the Ferrero Operational Requirements for health and safety in an effort to eliminate accidents/incidents which cause personal injury and/or property damage. The goal of this position will be to standardize safe work methods and lead change towards a world class health and safety program. This position reports to the onsite Health & Safety Manager.

Main Responsibilities:
Training and Development: Develop site specific (Ferrero) policy and training programs for Lock Out Tag Out, Aerial Work Platforms, Fall Arrest, WHMIS, Forklift (Power Walkie, Narrow Isle, Reach Truck), Crane, and others as required. Training to be renewed as per CSA Standard and OHSA. Conduct New Hire Orientation – ensure new hires are fully trained in policies and procedures before entering facility. Develop annual training calendar and schedule Health and Safety training. Assist the UGP Manger to ensure all RTO’s/Supervisor’s and TL’s have required training (Cert 1&2, First Aid, etc.). Claims Management: Manage all WSIB claims from initial injury until close. Correspond with Doctor, Adjudicator, and injured employee for claim updates, cost relief factors, appeals, and other. Return to Work: Work with injured employee and Supervisor to assign adequate duties that work within employee’s restrictions from Dr. (FAF) for safe and early return to work – to ensure zero lost time. Monitor employee’s progression and ensure that employees continue to improve on their modified duties until they are fit to return to full duties. Work with Return to Work Specialist from WSIB to ensure modified duties are adequate and approved by Adjudicator for employee. Daily Safety Concerns: Handle any Safety concerns that arise from unsafe machinery or work/conditions. Support the line team to correct unsafe work practices daily (Forklift operators not wearing seat belts or using horn) and ensuring proper procedures are followed and Safe Work Practices. Support the line team to provide proper tools and equipment to employees when needed to conduct their duties. Support to all employees on items that need attention in regard to safety. Joint Health and Safety Committee (Management Chair): Support the JHSC to hold monthly safety meetings to discuss safety issues within the facility. Ensure members are adequately trained to conduct their duties. Support JHSC to conduct Building Audits to find safety hazards and improper work procedures. Work with members on Work Refusals and various issues that are present (PSR’s). Support JHSC to Sign off on Pre-Start Reviews and Lock Out Tag out Procedures to Commission machinery. Injury/ Incident/ Hazard Analysis and Investigations: Investigate major incidents for severity and frequency. Support line team on investigations minor incidents/accidents, near miss, etc. Support line team on data entry of all incidents that occur within Ferrero for reports and monitoring. Analyze injury trends for root cause to eliminate it from occurring again. Present data at UGP meetings/Plant team meetings. Administrative Duties: Collect information on training, discipline, injuries on every employee within Ferrero and file them accordingly. Create and develop templates and reports for Supervisors and Team Leaders. Update SIM Data and participate in SIM meetings (Short Interval Management). Point of contact for contractor management program as it relates to the third-party service provider (ISN). MSDS Co-ordination: Manage MSDS System in facility – all MSDS’s must be up to date and every chemical must have an MSDS. Support line team to ensure that products on the floor are properly stored (Flammables in flammable cabinets and chemicals are not together if they are reactive to one another). Ensure that we have proper storage for chemicals and that fire cabinets are grounded and in a secure area with proper drainage. Support line team to ensure that employees have proper Personal Protective Equipment to use the chemicals so their health is not in danger (i.e. glasses, respirators, gloves).

Specific Knowledge
Level 1 and 2 Certification
First Aid
Demonstrated knowledge of federal, provincial and local regulations (i.e., OHSA, OHSA Regulations, WSIB Policy ).
Post secondary education within a Health & Safety discipline
Strong computer skills with MS Office programs
Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
Strong investigative, analytical, human relations and communication skills

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.