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Health and Safety Advisor, Occupational Health - Full Time - Markham Site

Markham, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage
  • You are a patient/client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


What we are looking for:

The Health and Safety Advisor will be an integral member of our dynamic Occupational Health & Safety Department and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders providing expertise through consultation, program development, implementation and evaluation. Working predominately on-campus from our Markham site, you will be responsible for the development and administration of processes to ensure hospital–wide compliance with safety legislation including risk assessments, incident investigations, ergonomic assessments, contractor safety, developing and maintaining programs and training.



  • Facilitates and supports the development of internal responsibility including via the oversight of incident reporting/investigation and inspections
  • Performs risk assessments, audits and statistical reviews and prepares written reports with recommendations.
  • Liaises as-needed with external agencies including as designated contact for MLITSD.
  • Coordinates the hospital Mask Fit Test program, including scheduling, monitoring compliance and testing as necessary.
  • Supports the Workplace Violence Prevention program.
  • Manages WHMIS/GHS MSDS database/internal inventory of GHS products
  • Prepares and delivers Health and Safety presentations and training, safety advisories, brochures and other material to raise hazard awareness and provide ongoing Health and Safety education.
  • Facilitates JHSCs across three sites (Markham, Uxbridge and RCC).
  • Implements and facilitates components of the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program including training, ergonomic assessments, physical demands analysis and provides input into the procurement of new equipment/furniture to ensure ergonomic consideration are addressed
  • Supports workplace inspections with program leaders, including monitoring completion and recommendations.
  • Facilitates and supports WSIB investigations and reporting.
  • Ability to facilitate, coach, mentor and lead individuals/groups to achieve quality outcomes and provide exceptional service.
  • Facilitates WSIB excellence program, accreditation and other audits as required.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to adapt quickly to new situations/challenges
  • Demonstrated appreciation and respect for protocol, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and in a teamwork environment
  • Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention is an asset;
  • Other duties as assigned to support department and organizational initiatives.



What you bring to the role:


  • Completion of a diploma or certificate program in Health & Safety; Canadian Registered Safety Professional preferred
  • 4- 6 years previous related experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of occupational health and safety programs
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant legislation including OHSA, WSIA, Human Rights Code
  • Knowledge and Experience with data collection, entry, review, analysis and presentation
  • Knowledge and experience with communicable disease mechanisms and response processes an asset (ie PPE use, mask fit testing, precautions, outbreak responses)
  • Previous training experience including the development of training packages and strategies with knowledge of creative training techniques. Experience with e-learning programs an asset
  • Proficient in MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Able to research and reference industry standards of practice including laws, codes, standards, and policies and present as evidence-driven practice.
  • Knowledge and experience with Parklane Systems is an asset.
  • Motivated, self-directed and the able to function effectively with autonomous work habits
  • Well developed communication (oral, written, and presentation) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; able to set and adjust priorities
  • Previous (health and safety) experience in a health care setting an asset
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required


Work schedule:

The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday days, with infrequent evening and weekend availability as-required. Schedules may change based on needs of the role. 



BAND L: $41.06 - $50.06 per hour

$80,067 - $97,617/Year 

Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?



COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.


We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2022. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI. 



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