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Job Details

Job Number:  57574
Health and Safety Manager
Job Posted: Monday, 16 September 2019
Closing Date: Sunday, 27 October 2019
(in 12 days)
Harbourfront Centre
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming across a stunning ten-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 45 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design, to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.



Position Title:


Health and Safety Manager



Site Operations

Reporting to:


Chief Operations Officer

Direct reports:



Key Relationships:


CEO, COO, Director, Property & Operations, Manager of Security and Life Safety, Director, Human Resources. Chief Officers, Directors

Type of Employment:

Full Time


Summary of Function:

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for overseeing the entirety of occupational health and safety programs at Harbourfront Centre.  The manager will recommend strategic direction and develop/implement plans based on safety audits, risk assessments and site inspections, and ensure policies and programs meet legislated requirements. The Manager acts as subject expert and provides advice to all employees, coordinates/conducts training for staff in safety management best practices, reviews, develops and updates policies and procedures and contributes to establishing a culture of health and safety at Harbourfront Centre. The manager will also participate in the site incident Management Team activities and the planning and execution of programmed events, festivals and camps.



Program, Policy, Procedures


  • Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Harbourfront Centre's health and safety programs.
  • Lead the annual review of the program,   update and communicate as required
  • Review, develop and maintain manuals, policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and support best practices in the organization
  • Assist individual departments to develop and document specific H&S procedures related to their specific activities, including assisting with maintaining health and safety records
  • Lead projects as assigned and coordinates with team on workplace initiatives
  • Build processes, implements and follows up on accurate, timely completion of various health & safety surveys, audits and reports.
  • Develop a process and oversee the regular removal of hazardous waste across the site (eg. Paint, batteries, bulbs, etc)



  • Conduct health and safety orientation and training for all new employees, existing employees and, if applicable, artists and  visitors
  • Identify training needs and conduct and/or coordinate appropriate training as required
  • Train supervisors on proper methods for investigating accidents/incidents and completing appropriate reports
  • Maintain training records for all staff in individual files and company -wide logs. Monitor expiry dates of certifications, advise appropriate personnel and coordinate necessary  training


Investigation, Inspections

  • Act as a resource to supervisors who conduct incident investigations and assist them to develop corrective actions to prevent future or repeat occurrences. Maintain appropriate records documenting injuries and illnesses to employees, patrons, contractors, artists. Inform relevant parties as necessary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Participate in the investigations of work stoppages and employee concerns and complaints with respect to health and safety issues.  
  • Participate in the identification, evaluation, control and management of hazards and risks. Recommend improvements to control hazards
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Follow-up with all workplace investigations/inspections to ensure necessary corrective actions to the work processes have been implemented and documented
  • Handle site visits from Health and Safety inspectors , file and post compliance to work orders received.
  • Review and analyze Security Incident Reports in order to identify hazards to the public and recommend steps to minimize risks
  • Act as a resource and consult Security staff on matters related to visitor safety such as Marine Safety; Event Medical, Ambulance and First Aid; Major Incident Planning; Crowd Management; Public Health; Wearther Preparedness, Accessibility


Joint Health & Safety Committee


  • Co-Chair Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings and schedule monthly site inspections.
  • Follow up on recommendations identified during site inspections  to ensure matters are resolved in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Manage the coordination of inspections, investigations, and the occupational health and safety of the company


Finance & Admin

  • Develop the health and safety budget for the company, including capital  budgets, and monitor expenses




  • Provide all levels of the company with information, advice and guidance related to health and safety matters, legislative requirements and best practices in the field
  • Support and promote occupational health, wellness and safety initiatives
  • Represent Harbourfront Centre in matters of health and safety with the government, health and safety associations and other external agencies, specialists and organizations
  • Review and keep current on occupational health and safety legislation, amendments and best practices to optimize occupational health and safety programs and inform management and staff


Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)

  • All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel (including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct.


Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Post-secondary certificate or degree in Occupational Health & Safety or a related field
  • 5 years’ experience in a health and safety position, implementing and promoting safe work practices and policies in a similar environment
  • CRSP or CHSC designation or actively working towards the designation
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification (Part 1 and 2)
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with ability to persuade and negotiate
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of current Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations,  federal, provincial, municipal Regulations, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
  • Knowledge of Fire and Building Codes
  • Knowledge of workplace wellness programs and initiatives
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and accountability
  • Experience assessing training needs, creating materials and delivering the training
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with other departments, key business partners and other stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Current Standard First Aid certification



Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in not for profit sector
  • Experience in Emergency Management
  • Experience in the arts, entertainment and live events, crafts and design, recreation and/or marine safety.



Working Conditions

  • Flexibility in hours and schedule; may include occasional work on nights and weekends as required


Acceptable Applications must include:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter including salary expectations and responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria

Qualified applicants are invited to apply by:  September 27th, 2019

Please quote Job Reference # 19F013-ET



Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• A cover letter including salary expectations and responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria

Qualified applicants are invited to apply by: September 27th, 2019
Please quote Job Reference # 19F013-NP

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.
Contact Details
Martin Kenneally
Harbourfront Centre


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