Manager, Workplace Safety @ Eastern Health

Manager, Workplace Safety

Location: The Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge
Human Resources
Workplace Safety Division
Permanent, Full-Time

Hours: 70 bi-weekly (8-hour days)
Salary: HL-24 ($79,978 - $103,972 per annum)
Competition Number: 2022004248
Posted Date: 29 June 2022
Closing Date: Open until filled

About Us

Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources with responsibility for Workplace Health, Safety, EFAP, Recruitment and Classification this position is accountable for strategic and technical planning, organizing, directing, administering and evaluating Eastern Health's Workplace Safety Management System. Workplace Safety is approached from an organizational integrated safety model working collaboratively as partners in Quality and Safety.

The Manager is responsible for leading a team of OH&S professionals involved in the development, delivery and review of the many facets of Eastern Health's OH&S Management System. This requires knowledge and understanding in the areas of injury prevention methods and programs, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, psychological health and safety, investigative practices, educational principles as well as writing prescriptive guidance documents. The position provides day-to-day supervision and direction to staff and managers on a variety of health and safety matters, OHS/injury prevention, investigation of critical incidents and compliance with Government Directives.

The position provides direction to OH&S Coordinators, Ergonomics Coordinator, Kinesiologist, Infrastructure OH&S team, and Radiation Safety officer which in turn ensures compliance with and oversees the implementation of the OH&S act and regulations. The Manager functions in an internal consulting capacity with respect to all OH&S matters and assigns responsibilities and directs (in consultation with the Director) the work of managers and staff of Eastern Health in relation to OH&S and ensures adherence to Eastern Health's OH&S Management System. This leadership position plays a significant role in providing organizational strategic and operational direction on important safety-related initiatives such as safe patient/resident handling, manual material handling, violence prevention, respiratory protection, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, safety-related communications, exposure to Hazardous Medication as well as many other important safety issues.

This position services a regional program; travel throughout the region is required.

Job Qualifications


  • Baccalaureate Degree in a relevant discipline with additional post-secondary education in Occupational Health and Safety is required.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation is considered a strong asset.
  • Master's degree would be considered an asset.


  • Five (5) years' related experience within the last seven (7) in the development and implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Program.
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Considerable knowledge of relevant legislation, e.g. Human Rights Code, Occupational Health & Safety and applicable Disability and Workplace NL Health legislation, policies/procedures, attendance management programming, and the duty to accommodate in a unionized environment.
  • Well-developed organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative/proactive labor management relationship with all levels of staff, union, and other internal and external partners and customers.
  • Ability to work independently, using initiative and to multi-task in order to manage deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and other statistical applications.
  • High-level oral, written and presentation skills for the purpose of facilitating decision making through clear and well-structured reports, presentations, briefs, submissions and strategic documents.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and facilitate solutions in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills are required to cope with the demands of the position.
  • Ability to manage budgets and utilize funds allocated in accordance with prescribed policies and guidelines. Ability to work under budget constraints.
  • Ability to align resources to achieve departmental and organizational results via proactive planning as well as identifying resource alternatives.
  • Ability to use standard Project Management and Change Management methodologies.
  • Contributory accountability for the integrity and security of corporation data.


  • Licensing with Professional Association as applicable.
  • A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

Apply online

Upon successfully applying for a vacancy you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext. 5-2 immediately.

To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, daytime contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee numbers if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: employment@easternhealth.ca. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing employment@easternhealth.ca as soon as possible.

Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding processes. We are happy to assist applicants requesting accommodation or support during the process. Please email employment@easternhealth.ca or call 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

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