Health & Safety Advisor

Job description

Health & Safety Advisor

Date Posted: 06/04/2021
Req ID:4846
Faculty/Division: VP - Research
Department: Environmental Health and Safety
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Health & Safety Advisor is responsible for ensuring that their assigned portfolio meets its statutory and regulatory obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety Insurance Act. The Health & Safety Advisor is responsible for providing strategic advice and program development, conducting workplace assessments, investigating health and safety hazards and accidents, developing training programs, preparing reports, acting as a liaison and resource person for joint health and safety committees and interprets health and safety legislation for unionized and non-unionized staff, faculty and students. The Health & Safety Advisor also represents their assigned portfolio (i.e. Campus, major University function such as tri-campus construction projects) and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) in matters involving the Ministry of Labour (MOL), Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), grievance and arbitration meetings, investigations and inspections.

Essential Qualifications:


Master’s Degree in Occupational Industrial Hygiene or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience. Canadian Registered Safety or occupational hygiene professional designation and Occupational Health and Safety certificate.


Five (5) years’ relevant experience preferably in an academic environment, management experience developing and maintaining a Health and Safety program, preferably in a unionized environment. Experience providing strategic planning, advice and information to senior management relating to Ontario Health and Safety legislation. Sound knowledge of applicable legislation, for example, OHSA, CFIA act and regulations and PHAC’s guidelines.


Excellent consulting and advising skills, ability to negotiate, mediate, ability to influence others. Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills, ability to use diplomacy and tact, and maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters, strong judgment. Demonstrated project management skills and initiative, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills. Ability to work independently well and collaboratively. Detail oriented with attention to accuracy. Ability to understand and document complex processes and procedures. Ability to use monitoring and sampling equipment and knowledge of scientific laboratory equipment.


Good working knowledge of Power point, Excel, Word, databases. Knowledge of maintaining websites a preferred asset. Good working knowledge of transportation/packaging of dangerous goods regulations.

Closing Date: 06/20/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Term This is a Term role ending February 3, 2022.
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 3 -- Hiring Zone: $81,062 - $94,572 -- Broadband Salary Range: $81,062 - $135,103
Job Category: Professional / Technical

.buttontext00b26598368a4abe a{ border: 1px solid transparent; } .buttontext00b26598368a4abe a:focus{ border: 1px dashed #25355a !important; outline: none !important; }

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Segment: Medical, Law, Safety, Consulting, Industrial Hygiene, Healthcare, Legal, Service, Technology, Engineering




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time