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Occupational Safety Specialist (12 Month Contract) 

Category Professional and Technical  
Req Number PRO-20-00003  
Department Quality Safety and Performance 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 03/11/2020 



  • Collaborate in quality improvement initiatives to support a safe and healthy work environment to advance our culture of safety.
  • Lead, facilitate and support organization wide committees pertaining to Health and Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Workplace Violence Prevention including providing ongoing training.
  • Provide organization wide expertise through consultation, program development, implementation and evaluation of occupational safety and emergency preparedness programs ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and best practices.
  • Follow up on all reported employee safety incidents to identify root causes, ensure appropriate prevention plans are developed and provide direct support during incident investigations.
  • Monitor incident/injury statistics to analyze trends and opportunities for prevention/improvement.
  • Liaise with external safety organizations, government agencies, and other hospitals (e.g., PSHSA, Ministry of Labour, WSIB) regarding occupational health and safety issues.
  • Consult with management, front line staff and the Joint Health & Safety Committee to align Health and Safety training programs with organizational strategy, needs and goals.
  • Support the emergency preparedness program through policy development and review, staff education, including coordination of drills/table top exercises and AODA emergency response safety plans development.
  • Support the Occupational Health Nurse to facilitate the early and safe return to work for employees by playing a key role in the WSIB claims management process.
  • Conduct and coordinate Physical Demands Analysis of job roles in the organization.
  • Conduct ergonomic assessments along with outlining recommendations to reduce/prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Conduct organization wide N95 fit mask testing.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Diploma or certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Related experience in Occupational Health and Safety, preferably in a health care environment.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation preferred
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of legislation, industry standards and best practices pertaining to health and safety, WSIB and rating systems, disability management and emergency management planning.
  • Previous related experience in development, implementation and evaluation of health and safety programs.
  • Experience with completing Job Demand Analyses.
  • Experience with e-learning programs, proficiency in MS office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) an asset.
  • Motivated, self-directed; ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Well-developed communication (oral, written, and presentation) and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; able to set and adjust priorities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, clients, families, etc.)
About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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