Health and Safety Manager

Lafarge Canada Inc - Hamilton, ON (4 months ago)

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Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions. From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainablyconstructed building solutions. Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you. Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Careerwith us! More information can be found at .


The incumbent supports the implementation of the health & safety program within the Ready Mix Concrete product line across Eastern Canada - specifically between Hamilton and London. The incumbent provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to business units with respect to implementation of health & safety strategy, standards, policies & related processes, legislative requirements, and in the use of the Health & Safety Management System (HSMS). The incumbent provides personal contribution, support, tools and information necessary to heighten awareness of line management and field personnel to relevant health and safety matters, and provides the necessary expertise and guidance to address health and safety concerns and issues, where required, to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.


  • Work closely with the Product Line Vice President, Business Unit Management Teams and Director of Health & Safety to ensure implementation and continuous improvement of safety, health and loss control processes and systems within the assigned regional areas;
  • Participate in the effective execution and delivery of health & safety policies, programs and communications that support the implementation and maintenance of the Lafarge Health and Safety Management System (HSMS);
  • Provide on-going coaching to management teams on their responsibilities with respect to applicable legislative and corporate health & safety requirements, and provide assistance to develop solutions to achieve compliance to those requirements;
  • Engage, coach and influence site, unit, and functional leaders on matters concerning health & safety, with an aim of 50% “face time” in the field within their areas of responsibility;
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to support skills & competency development of Health & Safety Coordinators supporting the product line and applicable business units;
  • Provide direct support during serious incident investigations, ensuring accurate root cause analyses are completed according to incident type and risk;
  • Actively work to identify system, program and training needs, and ensure these solutions for these needs are implemented and aligned with HSMS requirements;
  • Assist management to develop and manage H&S Improvement Plan objectives, identifying improvement areas and developing associated action plans;
  • Determine through needs-analysis the requirements and priorities for safe work processes in maintenance and operational functions with a focus on high-risk tasks;
  • Provide analyses and interpretation of health and safety metrics and key performance indicators;
  • Provide H&S statistical information and key indicators in a meaningful format for business units and management teams to support effective decision-making;
  • Participate and assist in the development and sourcing of new health & safety products ensuring product effectiveness, consistency, and financial prudence;
  • Develop and deliver health & safety training modules and programs reflective of applicable legislative requirements and corporate health & safety policies, procedures and practices;
  • Develop and maintain a positive and proactive relationship with site & unit management, front-line employees, contractors and local regulatory agencies;
  • Assist units in preparation for periodic health & safety audits, monitor status of actions to address audit recommendations to ensure actions are completed on time, and provide assistance to identify and remove barriers to completion; and
  • Support site management to facilitate the early and safe return to work for employees who are injured or become ill at work.

Relationships with Other Functions:

  • Reports to Director of Health & Safety
  • Manage 2 direct reports
  • Supports Unit Managers within their area(s) of responsibility
  • Works with Director of Health & Safety and Product Line Vice President to determine product line priorities, objectives and solutions.
  • Interface regularly with Health & Safety Department peers to support the development of programs and systems for health, safety and loss control.
  • Assist Human Resources / Labour Relations concerning the health, safety, loss control aspects of the following HR/LR-related programs:
  • Worker Compensation Program
  • Return-to-Work (Light / Modified Duty) Program
  • Occupational Medical Evaluation Program
  • Consequence Management Program

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Health & Safety: Ensure Group H&S Policy and Standards are followed, with an emphasis on use of practical approaches and solutions;
  • Injury Reduction: Focus on programs and solutions to reduce workplace incidents and reduce associated worker’s compensation claims costs;
  • KPIs: Focus on management of health & safety KPIs at the unit-level with emphasis on reducing incident frequency rates; and
  • Customer Focus: Develop relationships at all organizational levels in the business units they support to effectively influence sustainable health & safety performance and culture.


Education / Work Experience

  • Applicable College or University education in Health & Safety or Safety Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of experience working within a health and safety or related position
  • 5+ years working experience in the construction materials industry with a multi-location responsibility preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a supervisory role, managing direct reports
  • Preference given to candidates possessing, or actively working toward, a professional Health & Safety designation (i.e. CRSP, CSP, CIH, etc.).

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to work flexible hours as dictated by the requirements of the position;
  • Ability to travel to different areas / provinces across Eastern Canada, as required;
  • Mature attitude and ability to work effectively independent of supervision;
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information;
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with the ability to attend to detail, ensuring accuracy and timeliness;
  • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to remain calm under pressure and manage multiple activities concurrently
  • Sound understanding of Health & Safety Management Systems (HSMS) and related processes;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to influence without direct authority;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to relate to individuals at all organizational levels and functions, with diverse educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Innovative thinker with strong analytical, research, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and
  • Good grasp of business acumen and common language within industries supported.

Job-Specific Competency Profile (Lominger)

  • Action oriented
  • Managerial courage
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Process management
  • Building effective teams
  • Customer focus
  • Problem solving
  • Priority setting
  • Customer focus

Job Type: Full-time


  • Safety Management: 5 years (Required)
  • Construction: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Manufacturing: 3 years (Required)


  • G (Required)