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Safety, Health and Environment Lead

Background & Purpose of the Job


As the Safety, Health and Environmental Manager for our Rexdale plant, you will have overall responsibility for managing Safety, Health & Environment improvement activities to achieve excellence at the site level.  You will work to develop improvement plans to reduce injuries, lessen the environmental impact and drive a safety-minded culture through influence and empowerment.


What You’ll Do

  • Deploy the global safety, health & environmental strategy, policy and standards in the site to achieve excellent sustainable results
  • Drive safety and environment risk assessment and develop/implement appropriate controls
  • Reduce the site’s environmental impact in the areas of COD, hazardous & non-hazardous waste, SOx & CO2 emissions and water & energy consumption
  • Influence senior management and drive safety and environmental leadership through line management
  • Monitor site legal compliance and ensure the site meets all local/national regulatory requirements and Upfield standards, provide advice on national HSE legislation requirements & implement relevant procedures and policies
  • Work closely with Occupational Health personnel to identify and mitigate risks which may lead to occupational ill health
  • Assist the site leader to develop and lead the internal crisis committees and safety committee; support the site leader in leading serious incident investigation and analysis 
  • Advise line management in all accident/incident investigations
  • Conduct trend analysis from incidents, near misses, safe behaviour observations and deep compliance audits
  • Develop and deploy internal auditing and inspection systems, participate in audits of other Upfield organisations as required
  • Determine training needs and assist in delivery of training programs


What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in the field of Safety, Health and Environmental
  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Sustainability, Engineering, Science (or related field) preferred or equivalent industry experience
  • Influencing skills

Upfield is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.