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Health & Safety Manager

Saskatoon, SK

A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food

Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging. We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement

Raise the Good in Food

We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

The Opportunity

The incumbent will coordinate the on-going development and enhancement of the facilities Occupational Health & Safety and Risk Management Program. This involves over seeing all technical support, training, implementation and maintenance of the program to and for all employees and visitors at the Plant. This incumbent will also carry certain Environmental responsibilities as well as having responsibility for the Security of the Plant.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:

  • Champion and ensure all Occupational Health and Safety initiatives are being followed
  • Develop, lead and coach employees through effective training and communication
  • Ensures plant compliance with Corporate policies and legislative requirements,
  • Ensures roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, understood, and acted upon by Departmental Managers, Supervisors, Joint Health & Safety Committee members, and all employees,
  • Develops, implements, and monitors the Safety, Risk Management, Environment and Security Programs
  • Seeks continuous improvement to safety programs by ensuring monthly departmental safety inspections, hazard analysis, periodic and annual audits are complete
  • Provides a highly visible presence in the plant by the safety team and ensures that safety and compliance issues are addressed
  • Ensures timely reporting and follow-up on critical injuries and Ministry orders to Workplace Health & Safety officials, MLF, and the like,
  • Provides leadership by instilling safety goals, objectives, and measurements; fosters good staff relationships in order to gain commitment from all employees,
  • Over see health and safety orientation
  • Over see committees and plant audits, incident investigations, and safety promotion plans,
  • Ensure proper training to hourly and salaried employees including but not limited to WHMIS, incident Investigation, Lockout Procedures, First Aid, Forklift Certification, etc.,
  • Ensure all documentation to the Administrator (PBAS) for S.T.D. claims and to the WCB for case management and/or adjudication of claims and appeals for work-related accidents and injuries,
  • Contracts with outside suppliers for PPE, audiometric assessments, noise level testing, ergonomic improvements,
  • Remains in contact and available for calls on a 24-hour basis by cell phone.
  • Prepares business plans and objectives for Occupational Health & Safety, Environment and Security in conjunction with the other senior site team members.
  • Develops Environmental processes and reports to comply with company and legislative requirements such as annual NPRI and other ad hoc government reporting, ongoing HWIN payments and registrations, Certificates of Air (C of A) updates and applications and Environmental risk assessments.
  • Handles communication of policies and sets up contracts with local security agency.
  • Communicate the implementation for new Occupational Health and Safety practices to lead cultural change within the plant. 

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • Post secondary education directly related to occupational health and safety
  • A minimum of 5 years’ related experience in a manufacturing or process industry,
  • Possess or be in the process of obtaining the CRSP designation
  • Knowledge of the Health and Safety Act and WCB Policy, Environmental regulations
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills, both written and oral,
  • Strong PC skills and experience with Microsoft Office software applications, willing to relocate for promotional opportunities and career development

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws
We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.
Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.


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