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Health & Safety Manager – Barwick, ON

Sep 9, 2020

Excellent people make excellent business

Norbord is the leading global OSB manufacturer our success comes from hiring skilled and talented team members in all areas of our business. We are dedicated to developing and retaining a strong and committed workforce that ensures we remain at the front of manufacturing excellence. At Norbord we are committed to teamwork and safety without compromise.  We are currently seeking an exceptional individual for the following vacancy:


Reporting to the General Manager, the Health & Safety Manager requires a hands-on approach to provide proactive occupational health and safety support to site employees to achieve the goal of zero TIR.  In conjunction with OHS responsibilities, this individual ensures Fire Prevention activities for their facility.  The Health & Safety Manager utilizes a loss prevention mindset utilizing strong facilitation/training skills and strong interpersonal skills to promote excellence as established in the Company Strategies. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and conduct weekly formal audits and non-formal site inspections, reviewing reports and ensuring appropriate followup regarding the completion of all action items
  • Coordinate comprehensive investigation processes regarding all incidents occurring in the facility relating to safety and health with the mindset all incidents are preventable
  • Provide input for the creation of annual safety budget
  • Facilitate OHS training for all site employees, participate in the Safety Committee through coaching/mentoring members
  • Maintain safety statistics and reporting as required: monthly, quarterly, and annually
  • Identify hazard areas and ensure procedures are in place, communicated and followed to prevent incidents
  • Facilitate/participate in bi-weekly, company-wide safety calls including preparing and presenting Barwick’s contribution concerning high potential incidents or other matters as required
  • Liaise with medical practitioners, WCB agents, Human Resources and injured or ill employees regarding the collection and timely dissemination of documentation relating to employee injury and illness
  • Conduct an annual review of Health and Safety Programs

The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of related OHS and training experience in the forest products industry or manufacturing environment, CRSP designation (Canadian Registered Safety Professional); related post -secondary education; experience in conducting incident investigations; knowledge of OH&S Act/WCB processes, and a strong working knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word. Must be willing to relocate to the area.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested applicants should send their letter of application and current resume by Friday, September 25, 2020 to Tanya Townson, Human Resources Manager via:


Fax:  807-487-1131