Sheridan College

Coordinator, Occupational Health & Safety (Temporary)

Job Description

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Faculty/Department: Human Resources
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: HMC (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Payband: NJ
Reference Number: 17/A/62
Hiring Range: $65,392.51 - $69,479.58

Salary Range: $65,392.51 - $81,740.64
Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

Application Details: This is a temporary position that may continue up until March 15, 2019.


Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Services, the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Coordinator supports the OHS team by responding to inquiries from the Sheridan community, investigating and finding solutions to reduce hazards at the workplace, overseeing and delivering the ergonomics program, and acting as a resource to the Joint Health and Safety Committee. The incumbent provides direct client support on health and safety matters and builds relationships with the Sheridan community as a subject matter expert on resolving OHS issues.


Specific Responsibilities:


  • Acts as the first point of contact for OHS-related inquiries or issues for the Sheridan community;
  • Provides appropriate information, advice, guidance and resources to clients and/or prioritizes, redirects or escalates queries as appropriate;
  • Provides advice and guidance to clients by conducting an investigation and analysis of the reported hazard and recommending appropriate control measures. Catalogues such activities to supplement the hazard identification, assessment and control initiatives;
  • Follows up on all injury or incident reports (or redirects the reports to the Specialists or Manager as appropriate) to identify root causes and to ensure appropriate prevention plans are developed to prevent reoccurrence. Advises the manager responsible for corrective actions;
  • Liaises with Disability Management (DM) during injury/ incident follow-up activities, such as providing the completed Incident Investigation Report to DM, responding to DM’s inquiries about the incident, and relaying other relevant information gathered during the follow-up activities to DM;
  • Utilizes the Case Management software to catalogue hazards, compile data, statistics, and other information which may be used for high level planning (e.g. developing milestones/goals for the OHS team) and for various reporting purposes (e.g. annual HR report, monthly reports for JHSCs, etc.) as required;
  • Oversee and deliver the Ergonomics Program;
  • Develops OHS resource materials and other creative learning tools to raise awareness of and educate the Sheridan community about health and safety;
  • Monitors the requirements of WHMIS / GHS program and engages in various processes to comply with WHMIS/GHS regulations;
  • Assists in enforcing Sheridan OHS policies and procedures, typically in an advisory capacity.
  • Conducts inspections, assessments, investigations and audits to ensure compliance with existing OHS Programs under the direction of the Manager;
  • Attends JHSC meetings at HMC to provide support, guidance, and act as a resource;
  • Other duties as required.




The successful candidate will possess a 3 year diploma/degree in Occupational Health and Safety or a related field, along with at least 3 years of directly related experience in the field of OHS, including administering safety programs and policies and conducting simple accident/incident investigations (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).  Knowledge of the OHS principles and familiarity with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and the Fire and Building code is required. Experience coordinating and delivering training programs and workshops would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on customer service as well as possess demonstrated experience working collaboratively with others.   In addition, excellent research and analytical skills are required in order to compile and analyze data. The candidate will be a self-starter with strong organization skills.  The ability to maintain employee and organizational confidentiality is required. Strong Microsoft office skills and experience with operating OHS sampling and measurement tools is required.


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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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