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Sr Consultant Health & Safety Quebec

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Date: 08-May-2022

Location: Boucherville, QC, CA

Company: Purolator

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At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?


Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Manager, National Health and Safety, and acting as a trusted advisor to business partners, this role will lead the execution of Purolator’s health and safety program within an assigned geography and leads a team of H&S specialists and Coordinators.


Duties Include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage a team of H&S coordinators and specialists.
  • Take ownership of the H&S strategy within the region in alignment with operations.
  • Adopting the principles of continuous improvement in establishing and maintaining a strong safety culture
  • Actively promote a healthy workplace that is free from workplace violence and harassment
  • Work collaboratively with the Environment, Health and Safety team, and with business partners, to drive an improvement in injury frequency.
  • Educate, consult with and influence management regarding unique safety requirements impacting their decisions, business unit operations, systems and procedures
  • Work directly with senior operations directors, district managers and unit managers to implement and maintain health and safety operating procedures
  • Monitor, review and report monthly health and safety performance indicators/measures
  • Facilitate / Lead incident investigations, using our Medgate (Cority) program by conducting assessment and root cause analysis, identification of corrective action, ensuring desired follow-up are achieved for high potential and / or high impact incidents.
  • Ensure that low severity / low potential incidents are investigated properly and corrective actions are carried out for closure and sustainability.
  • Support Purolator’s return-to-work program
  • Support the external Environment, Health and Safety audit process (identify safety hazards, non-compliance, provide recommendations/programs to mitigate gaps in compliance, etc.)
  • Ensure integration of health and safety measures into all new processes, equipment, and contract work
  • Provide H&S coaching to operations senior management (Director level and District Manager levels).
  • Ensure proper H&S record keeping is carried out within the region.
  • Coach and train the H&S team on carrying out effective incident investigations and act as a SME for the incident investigation methodology.
  • Facilitate local safety walks, document and track close out of actions.
  • Run safety observation and intervention programs
  • Facilitate the role out of the new H&S procedures and standards
  • Review JHA’s prepared and ensure that the JHA process is carried out at each location within the region.
  • Provide technical Safety advice for the senior management of the region.
  • Participate / carry out local H&S inspections
  • Work with the Dangerous Goods and Transportation Safety teams to support their activities.
  • Design H&S coaching programs for managers and front line workers and carry out Coach-the-Coach sessions for H&S coordinators and specialists.
  • Carry out trend analysis for leading and lagging indicators within the region and design safety interventions to curb trends
  • Carry out H&S inspections, audits and assessments
  • Provide H&S coaching for senior Regional Management (up to Sr. Ops Director)
  • Ensure that the legal register is maintained up to date.
  • Develop and maintain / update technical H&S standards (Ensure alignment with legal requirements)
  • Represent the Company escorting external official inspections (Provincial and Federal)
  • Provide technical advise where required to solve H&S related problems.
  • Facilitate and participate in Risk Assessment sessions
  • Attend H&S committee meetings to provide H&S advise.
  • Work with other disciplines (procurement, Facilities management etc…) to provide recommendations to ensure compliance with legal requirements regarding H&S regulations for facilities.
  • Provide input into ergonomic assessments



  • The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a 4 year university degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related field.
  • 5 to 9 years of experience in the field of Occupational Health and Safety. 2 of which in a managerial role in the province of Quebec in Logistics, transport, packaging, courier industry, etc…
  • Have managed a team of H&S professionals within a geographic area.
  • Be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Canada Labor Code part 2, and Provincial health and safety laws.
  • Must have in depth knowledge of legislative requirements to operate in Quebec.
  • Have received formal training on incident investigation methodologies (preferably TapRoot®)
  • Possess Health and Safety training on technical standards (Conveyor safety, Manual Material Handling, PPE, etc)
  • Familiar with Behavioral Based Safety programs.
  • Familiar with Ergonomic standards.
  • A highly effective health and safety professional with a record of demonstrated accomplishment in supporting an effective health and safety program.
  • Track record of consistently delivering results
  • Understanding of, and experience applying, principles of risk management and loss control
  • Proven ability to effectively influence peers.
  • Superior organizational skills to plan, monitor and adjust to dynamic operating issues and a rapidly changing environment
  • Willing to aggressively address problems; assume ownership of issues and provide solutions
  • Self-directed and self-motivated, demonstrating a high level of professionalism, ethics, confidence and a commitment to a team approach. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must set personal ethical standards at a high level and interact with others at equivalent levels within the organization in a manner that instills similar values
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel regionally to facility locations
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Bilingual: English and French.
  • Ability to work outside non-traditional hours (Evenings, weekends, holidays etc…)
  • Familiar with the CSA standards
  • Holder of Auditing certification (ISO 45001, COR, ISO 9001)
  • Familiar with the workers Compensation Boards requirements for the province.
  • Preferably holder of OHS certification (preferably CRSP)
  • High analytical skills
  • Familiar with coaching models
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Familiar with return to work principles





Location:                    521 - Boucherville  
Working Conditions: Warehouse Environment; Office Environment; On the Road; Retail Center Environment 

Reports to:                  Dion Durdle, Director Health Safety & Learning Excel. 

Purolator is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Aboriginal/Indigenous status or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to

At Purolator, every day is an opportunity for our employees to connect with one another and with our customers to help make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play.

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