Environmental Health, Safety & Quality Compliance Specialist, Canada

Atotech Canada - Burlington, ON (30+ days ago)

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Environmental Health, Safety & Quality Compliance Specialist, Canada

A manufacturer of specialty chemicals used in the general metal finishing industry, has an immediate opening for a HSEQS (Health, Safety, Environment, Quality, Security) Specialist in our Burlington, Ontario location.

Overall Function:

Responsible for ensuring that the organization is in compliance with all environmental, health, safety, quality and security regulations that may affect the workplace environment and the employees, including clean air and disposal of hazardous waste. Act as the Facilitator for the Health and Industrial Hygiene Control Systems and be the Administrator for the Emergency Preparedness System. Act as the local Ambassador to WW for the Integrated Management System. Act as the local Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health and Quality Coordinator for the Integrated Management System. Act as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor for the facility. Act as Coordinator for Security Management of the facility.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensure compliance with all rules and regulations pertaining to workplace health and safety by having a full understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and how it relates to Atotech Canada’s requirements and by attending workplace health and safety meetings on chemical industry standards/concerns.
  • Organize safety training seminars for all employees on required topics including lift truck, fire, ergonomics, etc.
  • Ensure that safety orientation plans are developed and adhered to for new, transferred and returning employees.
  • Provide orientation and ensure that safety training and refresher training is provided to all employees on site-specific WHMIS, general WHMIS, TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) by ground, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and HSEQS procedures
  • Visit customers upon request to conduct safety information sessions on Atotech Canada’s products.
  • Perform routine workplace safety inspections including first aid kits and manufacturing equipment for safe and proper use and storage.
  • Act as Administrator for the Emergency Preparedness System and coordinate Emergency Response team (HAZMAT team) to organize training, practices and emergency response drills.
  • Review and update procedures such as confined space, fall protection…and conduct training on the procedures
  • Disseminate WW safety alerts and safety reminders and updates
  • Communicate with customers about any safety concerns they may have regarding Atotech Canada’s products.
  • Complete all accident/incident investigations using root cause analysis and follow-up on corrective actions.
  • Ensure that onsite SDS’s (Safety Data Sheets) and GHS labels are compliant, current and available. Distribute SDS to Chemtrec/Canutec for all products that are in the Canadian marketplace and those supplied to the US market as well..
  • Act as Facilitator for the Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Control Systems.
  • Perform respirator fit training.
  • Participate in any on-site visits by Government inspectors regarding safety practices.
  • Participate in the Contract Qualification process to ensure compliance.
  • Oversee and maintain Loss Control Posters for the facility.


  • Work with Manufacturing personnel to ensure safe handling of chemicals by providing training for PPE, chemical hazards, etc. and as JHSC Representative investigate safety concerns.


  • Coordinate all waste disposals.
  • Receive quotes and negotiate pricing for waste disposal to ensure cost is kept at a minimum.
  • Ensure environmental rules and regulations are up-to-date and in compliance of Atotech Canada’s business.
  • Participate as the 24-hour emergency contact for all incidents at the facility (main security company contact).
  • Participate as an Emergency Contact for all off-site emergencies involving Atotech products (Chemtrec/Canutec Contact).
  • Participate as the Emergency Response Team Captain or Responder for all spills at the facility.
  • Participate in budget planning for environmental/safety/security improvements.
  • Attend environmental meetings and chemical industry initiatives.
  • Visit customers upon request to overview their environmental concerns.
  • Communicate with customers re: any environmental concerns they may have with respect to Atotech Canada’s products.
  • Participate in permitting process for air approvals and waste generation.
  • Work with ventilation contractor to improve ventilation and environmental controls
  • Assist/coordinate with NPRI/TRA/CMP/EPA Notice 71 submissions as required
  • Coordinate required air emissions testing and documentation.

ISO-Canada and IMS

  • ISO 9001/14001/45001 Management Representative – responsible for ensuring management systems are established, implemented and maintained.
  • ISO 9001/14001/45001 Team Leader and Lead Internal Auditor.
  • Review and revise the Integrated Management System Manual to ensure that the management systems comply with the requirements of the corresponding ISO standard
  • Maintain the worldwide DMS for Canada.
  • Review and revise all ISO 9001/14001/45001 documentation.
  • Oversee the site’s issue tracking and/or corrective action system.


  • Ensure compliance with WW Atotech security standards and current industry practices.
  • Disseminate WW security bulletins, security alerts and updates.
  • Coordinate all facility and user security improvement initiatives.
  • Conduct investigations of security events/threats.
  • Train and promote awareness of proper security measures (PC Users, SMART Card, Building and Network Security, Laptop Security).
  • Maintain security alarm monitoring program (Sonitrol) & building access/authority.


  • Act as Dangerous Goods Advisor for outgoing shipments. Ship all out-going samples and products sent by air or sea.
  • Primary first aid responder responsible for treatment at the facility or before transport to medical facility.
  • Report any medical incidents to the proper government agencies.
  • Report all incidents to Atotech Headquarters (USA and German).
  • This position will involve travel.
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned or associated with the responsibility of the position.

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess a university degree or diploma in Chemistry or related field.
  • Must have a Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation.
  • Must possess the ability to make responsible decision with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess excellent safety and housekeeping skills and demonstrate a high regard in this area.
  • Must possess excellent organization skills and be comfortable working with multiple tasks.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, including both oral and written communications.
  • Must have the ability to conduct presentations and be able to train others in safety and environmental issues.
  • A demonstrated experience working in a laboratory environment preferable in the metal finishing industry and a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Must possess good up-to-date computer skills.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of WHMIS and TDG (ground and sea) – preferably in a metal finishing environment, and NPRI and Environmental Emissions Regulations and Permits, HAZMAT, Accident Incident Investigation, and be familiar with the regulatory requirements of (Material) Safety Data Sheets.
  • Having experience in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and having a thorough knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are considered definite assets for this position.
  • Supervisory experience in a Manufacturing setting is also considered a definite asset.

Individuals who possess the Education and Experience for the position and wish to apply, should send resume including detailed experience summary and salary expectations.

We are unable to respond to telephone inquiries. Only candidates who have the minimum requirements will be considered.


Job Type: Full-time


  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001: 1 year (Required)
  • chemical manufacturing environment: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Burlington, ON (Preferred)