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Transportation Safety Manager

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Date: 01-Jan-2022

Location: Mississauga, ON, 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

Under the direction of the Senior Manager of Health and Safety, the Transportation Safety Manager will be the organization’s technical lead, expert, advisor and manager in Transportation Safety regulation affairs, inspections, collision investigations, IT system integration, audits, and special projects.


Job Description


  • Manage and Lead the Transportation Safety team nationally
  • Carry out national and regional trend analysis for leading and lagging indicators
  • Develop and maintain / updating technical H&S standards (Ensure alignment with legal requirements)
  • Take ownership of the National H&S strategy in alignment with operations.
  • Represent the Company escorting external official inspections (Provincial and Federal)
  • Facilitate and participate in Risk Assessment sessions.
  • work with other disciplines (Fleet, Procurement, Facilities management, etc.) to provide recommendations to ensure compliance with legal requirements regarding Transportation Safety regulations.
  • Lead Transportation Safety Projects (Like Hands on the Wheel Program)
  • Steward the corrective actions resolution arising out of audits (internal external and regulatory)
  • Ensure that the annual Transportation Safety budget is prepared and submitted to the H&S leadership for review and approval and ensure compliance with the budget requirements
  • Ongoing review of the structure of the Transport Safety Department in the best way to support the growing business
  • Provide proposal on annual Transportation Safety Metrics to the H&S Leadership and support the organization with plans to be able to meet these metrics


Qualifications / Competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Commerce, Environmental Science, Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety, or other related disciplines
  • Additional transportation safety Certification from recognized organizations (such as NATMI) is required
  • A minimum of 7 years progressive experience in a transportation safety role is transportation, courier, logistics, or similar on-road organization is required
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing a team of direct reports is required
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve discrepancies, determine the best way to handle a task, situation, or information request
  • Demonstrate high level of autonomy to make decisions on the spot
  • Prior experience in a national role is required
  • Experience in Setting corporate metrics relating to transportation safety
  • Experience in preparing and executing transportation safety plans
  • Experience with unionized employee base and working with Collective Agreements
  • Ability to communicate and influence people across the organization (up to executive level)
  • Subject matter expert in commercial vehicle and heavy equipment operation requirements as well as highway traffic laws.
  • Familiar with the transportation safety CSA standards
  • Expert in Transportation Safety programming, safe driving best practices and safety management system processes.
  • Familiar with the federal and provincial Transportation laws (Canadian Transportation Act) and OHS laws (CLC Part 2, OHS Act etc..) and applicable controls to address compliance
  • Must have in depth knowledge of legislative requirements to operate commercial vehicles in Canadian provinces.
  • Technical knowledge in incident and collision investigations and the models and particular methodologies (one or more of the following methodologies: TapRoot, SCAT, FMEA)
  • Experience in carrying out Transportation Safety Audits and inspections
  • Holder of full Driving license, the role will involve short and long-distance travel
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours (Including night shift and out-of-hours calls)





Location:                    530 - Corporate  
Working Conditions: Office Environment; On the Road; Warehouse Environment 

Reports to:                  Sr Manager H&S Operations and Compliance 

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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