National Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Staples NAC - Mississauga, ON

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Position Summary

The Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and management of Associate Safety, Fleet Safety, Worker’s Compensation, Dangerous Goods, and Environmental compliance programs designed to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within NAD Delivery hubs, Fulfillment Centers, or other combination of Staples operations located throughout Canada.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Develops, directs, implements, and manages the execution of the Safety Programs in Staples North American Delivery fulfillment centers and delivery operations in Canada. Implements programs designed to both reduce worker’s compensations costs and improve the overall safe working condition for associates. Ensures compliance to safety training as required by the Ministry of Labour and other provincial agencies. Works closely with the Disability Management staff in Richmond Hill and the Asset Protection function in the United States Safety to analyze incident & injury data, develop strategies to address root causes of incidents, prepare monthly statistical reports on safety performance, and ensure the effective execution of required safety programs, policies and initiatives. Responsible for researching regulatory requirements established by the Canadian government and developing compliance solutions through a combination of applications including data analysis, audits, and associate education & training programs. Works with cross functional groups across multiple levels and departments to ensure seamless, integrated regulatory solutions for safety, health and environmental issues.
Manages the execution of the Staples Fleet Safety program for multiple regions through the execution of driver training, vehicle inspections, facility and truck audits, and driver evaluations. Ensures compliance with Canada’s Federal and provincial motor carrier safety regulations pertaining to fleet safety, driver qualification, hours of service, transportation of dangerous goods, accident investigation, and vehicle/safety inspections.
Manages the timely collection and flow of follow-up information/documentation as relates to disability claims to; minimizes liability and reduce frequency of injuries/accidents, favorably reduce the average cost per claim, eliminate unnecessary penalties and surcharges by minimizing the lag time in reporting of claims to the Worker’s Compensation Boards (WCB).
Develops and implements policies, procedures and associate awareness training to mitigate potential hazardous conditions in warehouse and delivery environments. This includes, but is not limited to, on-site visits to conduct associate training and facility safety audits to assure compliance with Workplace Hazardous Materials Identification System requirements (WHMIS), powered industrial truck safety, proper lifting and back safety, ergonomics, fire safety, defensive driving, driver file compliance, and emergency preparedness.

Essential Skills Required

In depth knowledge and understanding of Occupational Safety, Fleet Safety and Environmental Protection laws/regulations which impact warehousing and transportation operations in the provinces of Canada.
Experience with development and implementation of action plans, policies and procedures governing associate safety, vehicle safety, driver safety and dangerous goods compliance.
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills. The ability to effectively communicate at all levels across the organization and build consensus is critical to success.
Strong analytical and decision making skills.
Excellent organizational and project management skills as well as oral and written communication skills
Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience
Six to Eight years prior work experience