Agropur inc. >Safety Behavior Manager in Oka, Canada

Safety Behavior ManagerRegion : Canada >QuebecLocation : OkaActivity sector : Human resourcesPosition number : 2016-543Status : PermanentAgropur cooperativeFounded in 1938,Agropur Cooperativeis a North American dairy industry leader. With sales of $6 billion in 2016, the Cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,345 members and 8,000 employees. Agropur processes more than 5.9 billion litres of milk per year at its 39 plants across North America and boasts an impressive roster of brands and products including Natrel, Qu-bon, OKA, Farmers, Agropur Signature, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Island Farms, BiPro, and the Ultima Foods joint venture-s i-go and Olympic brands.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities during the selection process.

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Prevention Manager and in accordance with the mandates, priorities and action plans targeted by the Vice President - Manufacturing, Retail Cheese, the incumbent is a specialist in safe behaviour in the workplace and assumes a leadership role to continuously improve the behaviour-based culture of health and safety.

More specifically, the incumbent:

  • Leads, ensures and optimizes the deployment of the daily safe behaviour observation system in accordance with the Agropur behaviour-based prevention program;

  • Ensures adequate training, skill development, coaching and support of supervisors and managers in the observation of safe behaviour as part of floor tours;

  • Provides direct support in managing behaviour issues and the problem-solving process regarding accident/incident analyses and investigations or other issues;

  • Advises managers and supervisors so that the recommended processes, methods and tools foster the development of the behavioural approach in accordance with corporate standards;

  • It may also intervene to coach employees directly on the floor by training in safe behaviors or awareness.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Health and Safety, Administration, or other relevant educational background;

  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of relevant experience;

  • Bilingualism, French and English (spoken and written);

  • Excellent knowledge of occupational health and safety laws and standards;

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;

  • Knowledge of OSH legislation, knowledge of due diligence, knowledge of OHS Major programs;

  • Strong communication, leadership and mobilization skills.