Health & Safety Coordinator
ARYZTA Careers
Ancaster, ON
City & State: Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 3L1
L9G 3L1
Job Category: Bakery Operations
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ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 26 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Job Title

Health & Safety Coordinator
Department

Health and Safety
Reporting to

Health and Safety Manager
Position Purpose

To obtain the highest possible degree of safety for employees.

Key Accountabilities

This position is responsible for the planning, establishing, implementing and maintaining a variety of health, safety and training programs.

Responsibilities

Manage the WSIB Claims Management and Return to Work processes. Completes all required forms and follows up with applicable external parties including WSIB case managers, physicians, Wellington Medical Centre, etc.
Manage modified work programs on an ongoing basis and handle employee issues as they pertain to workplace injuries to minimize WSIB costs
Assist in the development of job specific training programs
Ensure the facility meets all Corporate, regulatory and insurance requirements with regards to safety
Working knowledge of Federal, Provincial regulations of existing and upcoming legal obligations and requirements of associated programs and policies
Assist Health and Safety Manager to develop and maintain safety Policies and Programs
Conducts regular safety audits and provides support for inspecting the workplace
Facilitates employee-led behavior-based safety process in a team environment
Participate in all accident investigations and maintain all incident reporting
Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement in all area of safety
Coordinates monthly safety meetings
Following external Safety audits ie AIB, assist with the development and maintenance an Action Plan of corrective actions
Adhere to all applicable job procedures as outlined in SOP manual
Adhere to GMPs and Health and Safety rules as outlined in employee handbook.
Keep work area clean and clear of hazards
Report any unsafe conditions, incidents or injuries to supervisor immediately
Use all prescribed personal protective equipment
Ensure GMP’s and safe food handling practices are being followed
Monitor and enforce GMP compliance by all operators
Ensure all work areas are clean and organized and free of spills, water, wood, and debris
Complete incident reports for all FM/GMP incidents
Follow up with any reports of unusual people or behaviours
Perform all other duties assigned

Primarily in contact with:
Bakery Director – reporting issues and setting direction (daily or as needed)
Employees & Supervisors – Safety and training related issues (daily or as necessary)
Government Departments, such as MOL/WSIB (as needed)
Human Resources Department – (daily or as needed)
Perform all other duties assigned

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Excellent presentation and communication skills
Trouble shooting skills, deals with conflict effectively
Effective communication & interpersonal skills
Self starter and independent
Service oriented
Must have excellent planning and organizational skills
High attention to detail and strong follow up
Excellent knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and WSIB Regulations

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level

Required

College/University diploma or degree related to Health & Safety or working towards diploma
Preferred

Prior experience in a Health and Safety and/or training role
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time
Physical demands may also include reaching, bending, lifting (up to a maxiumum of 50lbs) and performing repetitive actions
Use a computer keyboard and monitor

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ARYZTA Limited is a 24 hour/ 7 day manufacturing operation
The temperature of the environment within the production area can range from 58 - 80 degrees farenheit depending on the department
Frozen Warehouse may have temperatures reaching 10.4 farenheit
The production areas are often loud, exceeding 85 decibels, due to the machinery that is running; earplugs are required to be worn while in the bakery at all times
Depending on postion, some employees may be exposed to dust; dust masks and respirators are available if required
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in a seated office environment
We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.