Sofina Foods

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Job Position: Health and Safety Specialist

  • Application Deadline: 14th February 2022
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Burlington
  • Compensation: per hour
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

•University Degree or College Diploma in Health and Safety or relevant experience;

•Minimum 7 years’ experience with progressive responsibilities in H&S in similar unionized environment;

•Safety Designation: CRSP, CHSC or equivalent preferred

•Excellent working knowledge of OH&SA and WSIB; and application of legislative and industry safety standards;

•Strong business acumen with ability to plan and execute;

•Superior organizational, written, presentation and verbal skills to be effective in facilitating meetings, building safety awareness through information campaigns, training, and education.

Key Responsibilities:

• Ensure compliance with plant procedures, corporate policies/standards, and legislated requirements, including development of training

• Provide a highly visible presence in all departments and leadership to team;

• Constantly promote, monitor, and evaluate safety programs and practices to make recommendations for continuous improvements;

• Provide reports and statistical information to management;

• Analyze safety data, risks, conduct research and audits that assist in developing ‘best in class’ annual safety plans and programs;

• Develop and implement strategies that create ‘safety engagement’ amongst employees and the plant management team;

• Manage WSIB claims and oversee RTW programs;

• Provide guidance and participate in safety committees, plant audits and safety training and function as a central point of contact to support incident reporting, investigation and follow-up;

• Act as plant point of contact for Ministry of Labour, WSIB and other regulatory agencies;

• Work closely with stakeholders to inspire, coach, influence and challenge behaviour and leadership with the intent of driving the plant to a
culture of H&S excellence and caring for employees;

• Willing to work long hours during peak periods.

Additional Details:

** Please include job title and company name in the subject line of all application submissions**
Job Family: Health and Safety

Pay Type: Salary

About Our Company:

Sofina Foods is one of Canada’s leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products for retail and foodservice customers as well as international markets. We manufacture pork, beef, turkey, chicken and fish products. Our family of brands include: Cuddy, Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fletcher’s, Vienna, Riserva and Zamzam. We are also the exclusive distributor of Italy’s finest Rio Mare, Lavazza and San Benedetto products in Canada.