Sheridan College


Job Description

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Faculty/Department: Human Resources
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Payband: NL
Reference Number: 17/A/55
Hiring Range: $82,508 - $87,664

Salary Range: $82,508 - $103,135
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Details: Initial screening to take place November 13, 2017

Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Services, the incumbent participates in ensuring that Sheridan complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations, the Environmental Protection Act and other legislation relevant to the health and safety of the employees of the College. 

The Specialist provides support to the Manager to implement and monitor Sheridan’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System and develops, implements and monitors programs relating to various occupational health and safety hazards. The OHS Specialist provides advice and guidance to client managers to ensure relevant Health and Safety policies, procedures, protocols are adhered to and that personal protective equipment, where required and supplied, is used appropriately.  The incumbent acts as a resource to the Joint Health Safety Committee (JHSC) at each campus. 


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Researching, implementing and enforcing policies, procedures, and programs in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Program from a corporate perspective, and working with clients to do the same at the operating department level;
  • Providing advice, guidance and collaboration with the College Community regarding Health and Safety needs;
  • Representing Sheridan’s Occupational Health & Safety Interests with External Parties;
  • Performing workplace audits, assessments, and inspections identifying potential or actual hazards in the workplace and, advising on preventative/corrective measures required;
  • Participating in other activities and projects as assigned.



The successful candidate will possess a 4-year Bachelor degree or 3-year diploma/degree + post graduate diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or a related field, and have five years of sound experience in the field of Occupational Health and Safety.  (Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience) Candidates with CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional), or eligibility to obtain the designation are preferred.


The successful candidate will possess: Expert knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations, have familiarity with the Environmental Protection Act, the Fire Code, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, the Building Code and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Experience designing safety programs and policies as well as experience developing, coordinating and delivering training programs and workshops is also required.  The incumbent will also have experience conducting accident/incident investigations. The successful candidate will possess effective problem solving, conflict resolution and organizational skills. In addition, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required as is demonstrated experience working collaboratively with others.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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