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Senior Health & Safety Specialist - Fire Safety

Irving Tissue
19004185 Requisition #
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At Irving Tissue, we recognize that the key to our success is our people. We are a family-owned and operated company that has grown to become one of North America's leading manufacturers of household paper products. Irving Tissue produces both branded and private label bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, and napkins. Consumers know us by our Majesta and Royale brands. Our manufacturing facilities are located in Fort Edward, NY, Toronto, Ontario, Dieppe, New Brunswick, and Macon, Georgia.

Reporting to the Health & Safety Manger, the Health & Safety Specialist – Fire Safety is responsible for re-energizing and maintaining the health and safety programs and systems to world class standards. They will strengthen current processes and develop new ones to increase safety awareness and safety performance across the site. As a leader, the successful candidate will be expected to lead by example through demonstrating leadership, safe working practices, excellent judgment and ownership. A part of this role will encompass ensuring that site has robust systems, procedures and adequate training in place and being followed to prevent fires and/or minimize the risk on individuals and assets in case of a fire.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be fully accountable for results of assigned programs and projects (Guarding, Warehousing Safety, Lift Truck Safety, Lockout, RISK, Site & Departmental Safe Practices, JSA Process, CBA Process, etc.);
  • Assist in conducting Incident and Accident Investigations and responsible for supporting follow up actions;
  • Work closely with internal customers to ensure that all requirements are met. Maintains good working relationships;
  • Responsible for the Hazard Identification process;
  • Responsible for developing and implementing department Job Safety Analysis (JSA’s); 
  • Responsible to liaise between departments and RISK for Current Best Practices (CBA’s);
  • Responsible for problem solving issues and elevating to Safety Manager for resolution;
  • Identifies and provides recommendations to streamline procedures and processes that can lead to improved quality, safety, and performance;
  • Fire Safety Responsibilities:
    • Provide oversight and leadership to the site fire safety plan and emergency response plan; 
    • Maintain training matrix and inspection list (RACI);
    • Respond to any fire related issue or concerns raised by personnel to mitigate risk;
    • Member of Risk Team;
    • Schedule Fire Brigade training;
    • Schedule Assembly Area Coordinator refresher training;
    • Maintain membership in the NFPA.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: 
  • Direct experience in a related role in Health & Safety;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects;
  • Full understanding and compliance of the Site Safe
  • Practices; Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations; 
  • Knowledge of Planning for Safe Conditions (PFSC) Audit program and requirements;
  • High level of personal initiative, requiring minimal direction and supervision;
  • Be able to set priorities, manage action plans and track performance;
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and follow-up across functions responsible for the action steps;
  • Have a fundamental knowledge of plant equipment and process;
  • Must have demonstrated computer literacy (MS Office);
  • Have strong skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • High degree of attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Effective problem-solving skills, able to recognize developing issues in advance;
  • Keep plans current on multiple projects at the same time;

  What We Offer:


• Flexible Health and Dental Benefits package
• RRSP retirement plan
• Wellness Reimbursement Policy
• On-site cafeteria
• Bonus Program


To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Please apply online by Friday, October 18, 2019. 


We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


For more information on our products and services, click here.




Irving Tissue, a division of Irving Consumer Products Ltd., is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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