Bilingual Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator

Job ID
Human Resources

What you will be doing…

Under the direction of the Occupational Health and Safety Manager, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Coordinator is responsible for supporting and contributing to the development, implementation and maintenance of the company’s Occupational Health and Safety Program.  The incumbent develops and promotes safe work policies and procedures that are in accordance with legislated requirements and best practices with the objective of minimizing accidents, injuries and damages.

The OHS Coordinator works collaboratively with our operations management team, employees and Union representatives to resolve health and safety issues and ensure compliance with applicable legislation and regulations.  

Some of your responsibilities include…

Program and Policy Administration

  • Act as the first point of call for all Health and Safety queries, directing calls, taking messages or addressing issues in a professional and efficient manner
  • Assist Manager in implementing compliance updates (OHS regulations and legislation)
  • Provide support to the management team, staff, and health and safety committees on all health and safety matters
  • Develop, organize, manage, maintain and administer the Health and Safety Program in collaboration with Health and Safety Committees as required
  • Maintain and administer the Health and Safety Program in collaboration with Health and Safety Committees and participate as a non voting member on all health and safety committees

OHS Compliance

  • Work closely with supervisors, managers and joint health and safety committees to ensure all accident / incident reports are investigated in a timely manner and that corrective action recommendations are appropriately and consistently implemented
  • Assist with annual Health and Safety Management Systems Inspections
  • Conduct weekly site inspections
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and supervisors in responding to safety concerns, hazards or infractions and implement corrective action if required
  • Review and ensure all JHSC are conducting and completing meetings as per the Legislative requirements
  • Stay abreast of legislation and collective agreements to ensure we are adhering to committee requirements

Injury and Claims Management

  • Work with management to ensure effective processes are in place to minimise the impact of injuries on both employees and the organisation in terms of absenteeism and CNESST costs
  • Assist with the accident and injury reporting system and management system for workers compensation as required by law
  • Maintain claims management records and reports

Training & Education

  • Identify health and safety training requirements, making recommendations to the OHS Manager
  • Develop monthly OHS Briefings for distribution to employees through Section Supervisors

What’s in it for you?

  • Work for a reputable and nationally known company
  • Work in a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Employer paid professional development
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Generous paid time off, holidays and sick days
  • Retirement plans with company matching of employee contributions
  • Employee discount programs, social outings and holiday gatherings

You’re a good fit if you have…

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail to identify inconsistencies in documents and reports
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize workload and deadlines
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Must possess a positive professional attitude
  • Patience, understanding and a positive professional attitude in dealing with challenging situations and individuals
  • Appreciation and understanding of confidentiality and able to understand and be sensitive to diversity and equality
  • Flexible in approach with ability to respond to changing pattern of demand at work which can be unpredictable and unplanned, requiring constant shifts in priority
  • Ability to deal positively with change and willingness to embrace new opportunities and working practices within health & safety

Your must-haves:

  • Bilingualism (French/English) is a must
  • Successful completion of a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from an accredited institution
  • Two (2) years of related experience in a relevant Occupational Health and Safety position
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of Health & Safety legislation
  • Strong proficiency with computer systems including Microsoft Office 
  • A working knowledge of HRIS or EMS systems an asset
  • Have, or able to obtain a Reliability security clearance
  • Must have a valid drivers license

Application Process

If we’re the right fit for you, we want to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter to [email protected] today!


Only those candidates that meet the specified requirements will be considered for this position. Candidates that do not meet the requirements may be considered for similar opportunities.

Commissionaires values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender and age.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Commissionaires’ Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Commissionaires’ hiring process.

We appreciate all who apply, however we will only be contacting candidates of interest.