Linamar EHS Specialist (Designated) in Guelph, Ontario

Job Description

EHS Specialist (Designated)


  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering field or equivalent.

  • Completion of C.R.S.P. designation or actively working towards the designation.

  • One to two years of related experience.

  • Ability to understand WSIB regulations in order to ensure that the company complies with applicable WI legislation and develop effective claims management and cost control strategies.

  • Ability to communicate with external and internal stakeholders. For example, communicate with members of the medical community to gain insight into evolving ways to modify work environments to meet the needs of disabled employees. Use this information to analyze programs in effect in workplace and provide input to policy development regarding accommodation of disabled employees' needs.

  • Extensive knowledge and application of environmental health and safety legislation and industry standards. Ability to review a variety of sources such as legislation on health and safety standards to become informed of the scope of employee relations cases.

  • Ability to develop cost-benefit analyses for wide range of programs, such as health and safety training programs, in order to present the company with significant input to long range human resource planning.

  • Ability to work independently to conduct research and develop policy papers and reports. Work as team member in both internal and external working groups. Work with industry wide professional organizations, boards and with colleagues both inside and outside of their organization.

  • Experience with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 is an asset.

  • Possess drive and motivation to undertake continuous learning through courses, such as community college and university courses, through on-the-job initiatives and through highly developed networking and professional liaison. Attend conferences and seminars and read professional journals to learn about best practices and emerging trends in health and safety as needed.


  • Develop, implement and monitor health and safety policies and procedures of the facility.

  • Serve as a resource and provide guidance and assistance to the Joint Health and Safety Committee at the facility.

  • Provide safety training to all managers/supervisors, employees, and Joint Health and Safety Committee, regarding their duties responsibilities; health safety and the law, incident investigations, hazard identification, workplace inspection and promotion of safety awareness.

  • Ensure health and safety orientation/job specific training for all new employees, transferred employees and/or promoted employees is conducted.

  • Review Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and update and implement procedures and practices, and ensure training is conducted in a timely manner.

  • Review safety statistics, conduct trend analysis and make recommendations for continual improvements.

  • Review illnesses and injuries both occupational and non-occupational with the health nurse and the company physician to ensure lost time is minimized.

  • Review the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) and Worker Insurance (WI) claims to make recommendations to minimize time of work and maximize the safe return to work program.

  • Conduct as required workplace inspections, facility audits and provide a corrective/prevention action plan complete with responsibilities and timelines.

  • Perform other duties/projects as assigned.


Linamar is committed to promoting accessible recruitment as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Linamar will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Accommodations will be provided upon request.

Req ID: 5788BR

Position Title: EHS Specialist (Designated)

No. of Positions: 1

Geographic Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Facility: Linamar Gear

Department: Administration

Current Shift: Days

Employment Type: Full Time Salary

Percentage of Travel Required: 1-10%

Removal Date: 21-Dec-2016