Health & Safety Business Partner

IKO Industries Ltd. is a market leader in the manufacturing of roofing and building materials. IKO is a Canadian owned and operated business with production facilities worldwide and has many years of unparalleled success in the roofing materials industry. Quality, integrity, and trustworthiness are the values that underlie this success, and we have built this company by hiring people who hold these values. People like you!

Hawkesbury, ON, Canada

IKO Industries Ltd

IKO is a pioneer and leader in the global roofing and related products industry. The company was founded in 1951. It first manufactured building paper and then expanded to include coated roll roofing. Its first asphalt shingle was made in 1954, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, more than 60 years after its founding, IKO has grown to be among the world&rsquo;s largest exporters of asphalt shingles.<br />IKO is now a worldwide enterprise with more than 3,500 employees and more than 25 manufacturing plants in Canada, the United States, England, Belgium, Holland, France and Slovakia. The company ships roofing products to 96 countries around the globe. That rare and precious combination of timeless values, forward thinking and cutting-edge technology will allow IKO to continue to lead the way for its industry now and in the future.

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Overview: This position is responsible for the day to day implementation and continuous improvement of Health &amp; Safety programs. The Health &amp; Safety Specialist position provides technical and professional support services to operations and reports directly to the local Plant Manager and functionally to the Director of Health, Safety &amp; Environment. This is an on the floor (high visibility / floor presence) position.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Essential Duties and Responsibilities:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Valued partner to Plant Manager in the effective execution of the plant Safety strategies to meet business goals.</li> <li>Actively Coaches staff/supervisors / hourly in leadership behaviors to improve communication, safety behaviours and activities on the shop floor to improve and attain a goal of zero injuries</li> <li>Applies and uses engineering controls to control hazards and reduce risks in the facility or site.</li> <li>Anticipates, identifies and evaluates hazardous conditions and practices.</li> <li>Adapts complex hazard control designs, methods, procedures and programs to local situation</li> <li>Implements, administers and advises others on hazard control programs for their respective Plant(s)</li> <li>Plant lead for the proactive application of internal and external standards in support of hazard reduction and compliance.</li> <li>Monitors legislative changes and make recommendations based on their potential impact to the business.</li> <li>PSM - local subject matter expert, support the development, review/update as needed JHA&rsquo;s; SOP&rsquo;s.</li> <li>Performs safety evaluations, site level self-audits, run site safety committee and ergonomics programs.</li> <li>Performs Instructor led training for EHS courses, as required.</li> <li>Maintain working relationships with Regulatory Agencies, to include participation in industry specified organization.</li> <li>Provides hands-on guidance to facility managers &amp; supervisors regarding incident reporting/investigation program to ensure company standards and process are met.</li> <li>Review incidents, ensure Root Cause Analysis is completed to prevent reoccurrence and drive corrective actions through health checks.</li> <li>Maintains facility training calendar and ensures training records are maintained per regulatory requirements. Facilitates applicable internal facility safety training using appropriate training materials (hands-on, PowerPoints, props, etc.) as scheduled.</li> <li>Implements written EHS programs and company safety policies aligned with jurisdictional requirements. Administer the local hearing conservation program per regulatory requirements.</li> <li>Works directly with plant leadership to ensure facility monthly safety inspections are being completed. Makes recommendations to remedy noted deficiencies.</li> <li>Provides internal support for workers&rsquo; compensation cases. Acts as facility safety contact for work comp claims questions, interfaces with insurance adjusters, medical professionals and injured workers.</li> <li>Managing the plants budgets for health &amp; safety spending.</li> <li>Facilitate new hire safety on-boarding for both plant and distribution employees.</li> <li>Maintain metrics in accordance with company Leadership requirements.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Education and Experience:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Requires a minimum of a BA/BS degree in occupational safety, science, engineering or related discipline</li> <li>Three to five years prior experience in a manufacturing setting working in a Health &amp; Safety Role</li> <li>Professional EHS certification desired</li> </ul> <p><strong>Skills and Competencies:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Proven Leadership skills in a manufacturing environment.</li> <li>A team player who can lead by example and influence.</li> <li>Sound, Comprehensive knowledge of occupational health, and safety regulations</li> <li>Detailed understanding of general industry standards and knowledge of basic health and safety concepts such as hazard &amp; risk assessment, behavior based safety, machine / equipment safety etc.</li> <li>The ability to chair management/employee meetings and presentations</li> <li>Above average communication skills to enable the transfer of clear and concise information at all levels of the organization.</li> <li>The ability to facilitate the process of learning amongst supervisors and the shop floor</li> <li>The ability to relentlessly follow up to achieve stated deadlines</li> <li>The ability to organize the workload and manage multiple tasks effectively</li> <li>Passion for results, strong work ethic and acts with a sense of urgency and purpose balanced with strategic and day-to-day operational intent</li> <li>Superior analytical skills with the ability to identify problems, resolve issues, mitigate risks, and initiate continuous improvements initiatives</li> <li>Possess the ability to handle multiple priorities and a wide variety of tasks to meet deadlines, all with a sense of urgency.</li> <li>Strong understanding of business processes outside specific areas of responsibility</li> <li>Demonstrated leadership and management capabilities with the ability to make decisions under pressure in an environment of rapid change</li> </ul>