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Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Manager

Brampton, ON


Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.



The HSSE Manager is accountable for the administration and maintenance of MLF's Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) while working with management to ensure compliance with all corporate and legislative requirements.  The HSSE Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager and also provides coaching to managers and supervisors in the ongoing administration of the system to ensure consistent application throughout the organization.  Working as part of the Site Leadership Team, the HSSE Manager leads safety and wellness initiatives to develop safer, healthier, and more efficient ways of working.  The HSSE Manager has a OHS Coordinator that reports to him/her.


• Assist the Site Leadership Team in setting S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely) safety goals, objectives, and measurements.
• Provide leadership, mentoring, and direction to managers, supervisors, and employees in safety and incident prevention activities.
• Ensure Occupational Health and Safety roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, understood, and acted upon by managers, supervisors, Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee members and all employees.
• Foster good staff relationships to gain commitment from all employees.
• Generate and submit all internal and external reporting as required.
• Implement and monitor the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), including safe work procedures and on-the-job training to meet MLF Tier 3 standards and operational objectives.
• Coordinate annual review of OHSMS documentation.
• Maintain OHSMS documentation.
• Seek continuous improvement by ensuring that regular inspections, hazard analysis, risk assessments, and audits are conducted.
• Ensure timely reporting of injuries to internal and external bodies.
• Administer and maintain incident reporting/recording systems to ensure compliance with company and legislative requirements.
• Utilize incident and root cause analysis to provide direction and recommendations on how to mitigate/control losses and foster a proactive safety culture.
• Ensure an adequate corrective action process is applied to inspections, incident investigations, trend analysis, internal audits, and orders from regulatory bodies.
• Provide or assist with the coordination of orientation, education, and training to managers, supervisors, employees, and the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
• Ensure effective service is provided in screening new employees.
• Raise awareness and advocate the understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Acts and regulations.
• Participate in the Occupational Joint Health and Safety Committee.
• Provide disability management support.
• Ensure that personal protective equipment is provided and all applicable recording keeping is up-to-date.
• Comply with legislative requirements.
• Assist with the rehabilitation of employees after incidents or injuries, and ensure return-to-work placements are conducted productively, consistently within restrictions, and in a cost-effective manner.
• Communicate with the employee’s health care practitioner to clarify functional abilities to facilitate safe return to work.
• Produce reports and statistical information, analyze trends, and present findings and/or recommendations to management.
• Conduct and coordinate training sessions for management, supervisors, employees, Joint OHS Committee members, and new hires on Occupational Health and Safety practices, legislation, and industry changes.
• File Workers' Compensation reports, ensuring all required information is clearly presented and reported to the Board within timelines outlined in the Workers’ Compensation legislation. 
• Assist with the rehabilitation of employees after incidents or injuries, and ensure return-to-work placements are conducted productively, consistently within restrictions, and in a cost-effective manner.
• Communicate with the employee’s health care practitioner to clarify functional abilities to facilitate safe return to work.
• Schedule regular meetings with the employees currently on a modified/transitional work program to monitor their progress.
• Maintains confidential personnel records.
• Develop and communicate an emergency response program and procedures to management and supervision.
• Coordinate training for emergency response personnel.
• Develop and communicate the crisis response programs and procedures.


• Reduction/elimination of incidents and injuries.
• Reduction of Workers’ Compensation costs through incident prevention and remediation.
• Maintain safety management systems (i.e., adherence to laws, regulations, and policies) for due diligence purposes.
• Represent company to external auditors and enforcement authorities.
• Reinforce company values.
• Maintain positive relations with employees, management, and external enforcement agencies.
• Promote impact of programs on employee health and productivity.


• Minimum 3-7 years of experience in an Occupational Health and Safety role in a manufacturing or process industry.
• Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety, Certificate or diploma program in Occupational Health and Safety, or College diploma or university degree in any discipline (with preference to the sciences).
• Demonstrated leadership skills, preferably within a manufacturing or process environment, consistent with company values.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation combined with training in hazard recognition, assessment, and control.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills.
• Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
• Capability of working and interacting with all levels within an organization.
• Proven ability to deliver positive business results.
• Ability to seek out and apply best practices as solutions to correct deficiencies.
• Considerable tact and discretion required in dealing with employees, managers, and external enforcement authorities on Occupational Health and Safety issues.
• Strong knowledge and experience in all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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