Safety Specialist

Job Description

Company: FedEx Express Canada
Job Title: Safety Specialist
Job Requisition Number: RC156240
Job Family: FXE-CAN: Health & Safety Specialist - CP
Time Type: Full Time
Worker Sub-Type: Regular
Language: English
6415 Cote de Liesse
Saint-Laurent, Quebec H4T1E5

Through a strong working partnership with assigned business locations, the Safety Specialist takes all steps necessary to ensure the safety of the company personnel and assets are in compliance with legislative requirements. You will perform an accomplished level of responsibilities in the following areas: Occupational health and safety, risk assessment, disability management, JHSC, audits, safe driving, dangerous goods, Canada Labour Code Part II and WHIMIS.  We will also regularly assess your ability to bring the team coffee and baked goods. Part of that is providing leadership and guidance (and your baked goods) to junior staff as well as education to managers and employees.

What else? You…

  • ·Develop, communicate and monitor initiatives to promote a safe working environment in accordance with all Canadian safety/environmental legislation/regulations and corporate requirements
  • ·Lead in planning, researching, developing, analyzing and implementing safety strategies to reduce workplace injuries and accidents
  • ·Prepare presentations and make recommendations to specific regional management
  • ·Determine the safety requirements of all assigned business locations
  • ·Lead the implementation of comprehensive safety related plans and programs to address these requirements
  • ·Identify actual and potential risk or liability to the corporation, advising management and recommending/developing corrective action
  • ·Research and resolve workplace safety matters
  • ·Maintain positive working relations with internal and external providers
  • ·Be able to discuss all seasons of Game of Thrones or House of Cards – bonus points for both

Tired yet? Good because you also will:

  • ·Liaise with various authorities and groups (Transport Canada, Labour Canada (ESDC), Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ministry of Environment and Energy, WCB, vendors, etc.) on behalf of FedEx Express
  • ·Represent FedEx during external audits, inspections, hearings, at meetings, and seminars
  • ·Lead the development and ensures consistency of company policies, programs and procedures including those related to regulatory compliance
  • ·Be the SME (that’s a FedEx acronym for Subject Matter Expert so be ready to be called a SME, it’s complement honestly) of legislated requirements, taking a lead role in establishing internal standards including consulting with the Safety Advisor as required

Whew, that’s a lot – so what do you hope you have to do all of this? How about…

  • ·A Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent, Health, Safety, Environment/Human Resources related is preferred
  • ·Professional accreditation (CRSP, CHRP) plus 4 years of experience and WHMIS certified
  • ·Strong working knowledge of the Canada Labour Code Part II, IATA and TDG Dangerous Goods Regulations, Workers Compensation Legislation, Behavioural Based Safety, and Injury Prevention. Building codes and fire codes is desirable – as is wearing a decoder ring
  • An understanding of disability is an asset   
  • ·Diversified professional expertise in the majority of these areas; Occupational Health and Safety, Workers Compensation, Dangerous Goods, Fire Prevention, Vehicle or Driving safety
  • ·Sound understanding of government legislation and the interpretation and application of constantly changing and evolving legislation to company total reward programs/ policies.
  • ·Excellent presentation, communication (written & verbal) & human relations skills
  • ·Strong analytical, statistical & organizational skills
  • ·Strong investigative skills – a Sherlock Holmes hat is optional but encouraged

Some awesome perks to working at FedEx:

  • A competitive salary and incentives.
  • Strong Community Service programs including diverse volunteer, charity, and fundraising initiatives to give back to both local and global communities
  • A fun and diverse team who voted FedEx a best employer and a great place to work (we aren’t just saying that, it’s actually true)

We don’t expect you to deliver any helicopters or pandas – but if you can deliver on this exciting job opportunity, please attach your updated resume when applying. We thank all applicants and we will contact you directly – by email, not by FedEx – if selected for an interview.

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. The incumbent of this position is expected to perform all other duties as assigned, must be able to complete and achieve minimum thresholds on any mandatory testing and training, must be able to operate in an PC windows environment, have the ability to successfully complete all recurrence training and maintain annual accreditations where applicable and work varying shifts based on business needs. If the incumbent resides in the province of Quebec, you must be bilingual (French and English). In addition to the usual factors used in the selection process, all candidates for positions that require driving as a core competency require a valid driver's license (e.g. Class 5,G, or 1[AZ]) and a driving record with two or fewer violations and/or accidents in the 24 months prior to the date of application. Further, candidates will be assessed through careful consideration of: 1) their current driver's abstract; 2) their performance during application interviews; and 3) their performance on any driver competency assessments administered