Senior Safety Inspector

Toronto Transit Commission - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Requisition ID: 1698
Number of Vacancies: 1.00
Department: Safety And Environment (20000013) - Safety Operations (30000024)
Salary Information: $95,877.60 - $119,919.80
Pay Scale Group: 10SA
Employment Type: Regular
Weekly Hours: 35, Off Days: Saturday/Sunday Shift: Will be required to work unscheduled shifts and outside of regular work hours
Posted On: January 17, 2020
Last Day to Apply: January 26, 2020
Reports to: Manager, Safety Operations

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

General Accountability

Performs safety field work through incident response, inspection, and investigation. The Senior Safety Inspector is responsible for the coaching and mentoring of Safety Operations team members. The incumbent co-ordinates the facility inspection and safety on-call functions, leads all Level 3 root cause incident investigations and supports departments in fulfilling the responsibilities of the organization’s Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) Management System.

Key Job Functions

  • Provide front-line support in the field on all shifts through incident response, inspection, investigation, safety outreach, coaching, mentoring, and knowledge transfer activities.
  • Attend workplace and customer locations on all shifts and take immediate action on unsafe conditions and any non-compliance with safety rules, procedures, guidelines and safe work.
  • Represent the TTC during interactions with regulators
  • Prepare and review investigation and inspection reports. Presents to management, JHSCs (Joint Health and Safety Committee) and front-line staff.
  • Coordinates and, when required, participates in the 24/7 safety on-call functions in order to respond to and investigate safety-related incidents.
  • Demonstrates behaviours that support diversity, inclusion, and a respectful work and service environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Helps to remove barriers and accommodate employees and customers (within their area of responsibility) in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.
Identify and minimize risk of Health and Safety issues
Demonstrate knowledge of the industry and / or sector
Apply analytical skills
Demonstrate appropriate and effective interpersonal communications through various media
Assess and manage corporate risk
Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
Education and Experience

Completion of a University Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Science, Engineering, and/or education/training in a relevant discipline, combined with progressive related work experience in the occupational health & safety and/or transit safety fields.
Must have accreditation by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Must continually maintain all accreditation and update skills by attending regular professional development seminars and courses in order to remain current and proficient with safety related best practices
A thorough knowledge of industry best practices in health and safety as well as successful experience in safety operations in a large public or private section organization is essential
Additional Requirements

Strong knowledge of acceptable standards and Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) management systems such as ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and CSA Z1000
Comprehensive knowledge of Ontario’s legal framework for SH&E including the Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations, Environmental Protection Act and Regulations, Technical Standards and Safety Act, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, First Aid Regulations, etc.
Demonstrated ability to inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices for compliance with corporate and legislative requirements standards and regulations
A valid non-probationary Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence and have use of personal vehicle to perform daily duties and respond to client needs and other unforeseen events
Good understanding of all aspects of operations in a multi-model transit property is beneficial
Must have or rapidly acquire strong knowledge of the TTC’s SH&E Management System, SH&E policies, standards and programs; comprehensive knowledge of subway/surface operations related to safety; and an understanding of the TTC’s network including subway station locations and customer safety features of revenue vehicles
Required to obtain Subway/SRT Rule Book, Streetcar Rule Book, WHMIS certification and attend OH&SA training
Must be able to arrive at the City of Toronto border within 30 minutes of driving time (under normal traffic and weather conditions) in order to ensure timely response to incident scenes after normal business hours

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources - Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.

The TTC’s Employment Policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.