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Manager Health,Safety & Wellness

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description:

At Cogeco, our culture lifts you up—there is no ego in the way. Our common purpose? We all want to win for our customers. We aim to always be evolving, dynamic, and ambitious.  We believe in the power of genuine connections. Each employee is a part of what makes us unique on the market: agile, dedicated, problem solvers.

The  Manager is responsible for setting  the strategic direction for Health, Safety & Wellness within the corporation in Quebec and Ontario, while coordinating  all programs and initiatives pertaining to Health, Safety & Wellness in the workplace.  The incumbent is the subject matter expert for all matters relating to policies, programs and procedures and ensures the corporation is compliant with Laws, Regulations and Standards relating to Health and Safety. The incumbent is expected to act proactively, in close collaboration with Cogeco Connexion’s management and is part of the HR management team.

Job Responsibilities:


Act as expert leader/advisor for the interpretation and enforcement of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) laws, policies, processes and standards federally enforced and/or specific to Ontario and Quebec.

Develop a wellness strategy for the organization that serves to promote the well-being of employees.

Develop relevant strategies to reduce the lost time injury frequency as well as to reduce the instances of workplace injuries.

Recommend and see to the implementation of a continuous improvement program regarding  internal OH&S policies, processes and standards.

Together with existing Workplace Health & Safety Committees (WH&SC), ensure that current prevention programs are updated and consult with participants on all matters.

Prepare or purchase the content of training to be provided to managers and employees.
Ensure that applicable internal stakeholders are trained to understand the extent of their health and safety responsibilities.

Provide leadership, guidance and remote support to managers across the organization on safety related programs, policies and procedures to ensure legislative compliance.

Oversee the management of CNESST/WSIB claims to ensure that applicable interventions are in place. Coordinate the Company’s decisions and interventions with regards to claims made with the CSST and WSIB. Supervise all files so as to minimize lost time and costs and ensure prompt return to work. Represent the Company before administrative courts.

Lead the Health, Safety & Wellness steering committee, complete monthly reports and presentations to senior management.
Coordinate or perform applicable audits to validate and measure the impact of existing Health & Safety programs. 

Perform risk assessments and hazard analyses in order to further develop the hazard prevention program, or as required.

Together with interveners from the HR Department, see to the overall administration of corrective actions (administrative revisions, contestations, medical expertises, etc.). 
Management of a team of 2 people (H&S Advisor in Qc and a coordinator in Burlington).

Job requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in Labour Relations, Human Resources or Health & Safety related discipline.
Certificate in Health & Safety
Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation is an asset.

10 + years of relevant experience involving the responsibilities described herein
General experience in Human Resources, especially in health and safety

Fluently bilingual, both oral and written is a very strong asset.
Very good knowledge of Ontario and Québec legislation, federal OH&S laws and of the administration of CNESST/WSIB claims
Strategist, comfortable with field operations
Good business sense, structured and results oriented.
Strong organizational skills
Effective analytical and synthetic skills
Agile and efficient communicator at all organizational levels.
Knowledge of the Google Suite for enterprise.
Knowledge of ComplyWorks is an asset.