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Job Details: Health & Safety Coordinator

Job Details
Open Date Sep 22 2022 - 08:50:00 AM Close Date Oct 18 2022 - 04:00:00 PM
Position Title Health & Safety Coordinator Posting Type Permanent
Posting Status Active Position Length Full Time
Department Group Hours per Week 35
Department Human Resources Openings 1
Education College Diploma Experience 3 - 4 years
Location City Hall
Union Position No



Position Overview:

Reporting to the Manager of Health & Safety, the Health & Safety Coordinator supports the effective management of the City’s Health and Safety Program in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and other related legislation. 

This position is responsible for working with all City departments, Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSCs), and Health and Safety Representative on all aspects of occupational health and safety.  This includes providing field support to operations on regulatory compliance, training, hygiene related testing, and hazard assessments. In addition, the position plays a significant role in ensuring Corporate and Departmental specific health and safety policies and procedures are effectively developed and implemented to protect worker safety and maintain compliance. 


To be considered, applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) to four (4) years of progressive experience in an occupational health and safety role.
  • Hold, or are working towards the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) designation(s).  Any other related designations would be considered an asset (i.e. CHSC, ROH, CIH, ROHT).
  • Knowledge and experience in developing policies, procedures, safety talks; conducting hazard assessments and workplace inspections.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training, familiarity with ergonomic assessments and occupational hygiene testing.
  • Ability to interpret and apply health and safety related legislation, standards, and guidelines.
  • Proficient in maintaining accurate records.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to learn and use health and safety related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written, with excellent facilitation, public speaking and problem-solving skills.
  • Work well in a team environment, with the ability to function well with minimal supervision.
  • Proven organizational skills, with the ability to effectively deal with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Requires a valid Ontario driver’s license (minimum Class G), in good standing, with access to a personal vehicle.



  • Develop, implement, coordinate, and facilitate various occupational health and safety training sessions. In addition, administer the Corporate core orientation training elements (i.e. Health & Safety awareness, WHMIS, Driver Awareness, and Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention…).
  • Assist in developing, implementing, auditing, and improving the City’s Health & Safety program in accordance with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and standards. 
  • Research, develop, implement, monitor, evaluate, and update Corporate health and safety policies, procedures, SOPs, and Safety Talks as required. Assist City departments with the development of department specific health and safety related and procedures and SOPs.
  • Supervise the function, assess the effectiveness and training needs, and act as a resource to all City Joint Health & Safety Committees and Health & Safety Reps.
  • Investigate health and safety related complaints / concerns and workplace accidents / injuries, including critical injuries. Identify root cause and provide guidance to Managers and Supervisors in the development and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Track worker injury data and report any identified trends to the applicable Manager or Supervisor.
  • Conduct or coordinate occupational Hygiene related testing (noise, air quality…).
  • Provide assistance in reviewing hazardous products Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to establish training needs and safe handling protocols prior to products being brought into the workplace.
  • Conduct fit testing per the City’s respiratory protection program.
  • Liaise with MOLITSD and other regulatory agencies as required.
  • Assist in the selection of safety devices and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including pandemic related PPE and products.
  • Act as alternate Risk Management / Safety Officer under the City’s Incident Management System (IMS).


In accordance with the City of Woodstock’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy, new employees hired with the City of Woodstock are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.


Compensation $77,335 - $90,982.  A comprehensive benefits package is included.


Resumes and cover letters will be received online at no later than 4:00 p.m. October 18, 2022. 


The City of Woodstock is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.


We thank all candidates who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Health & Safety Coordinator 2022.pdf

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Phone: 519-539-1291
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