Specialist, Safety Health & Environment (Brantford)

Date: Nov 14, 2021

Location: Brantford, ON, CA, N3T 6B8

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit: www.apotex.com.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, SHE, the Specialist, Safety, Health & Environment is an integral part of the EHS team and will provide support for the development, implementation and hands-on execution of the Health, Safety and Environmental Programs. A leader with highly visible an interactive hands style with employee stakeholders to ensure employee accountability and engagement while demonstrating our organizational values.


Please note this role is located 34 Spalding Drive, Brantford Ontario

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as an environmental and occupational health and safety subject matter expert with strong knowledge of relevant legislation: Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, TDG, WHMIS and WSIB.
  • Accountable for developing, implementing, and monitoring health and safety incident prevention programs based on continuous improvement principles and chemical industry standards. This includes the key program lead role for sustaining the Process Hazard Analysis and HAZOP program.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative occupational health and safety assessments including: Job Hazard Analysis, Physical Demands Analysis, Noise, Indoor Air Quality using accepted industry assessment standards, instruments and methods.
  • Assist in WSIB Claims management as well as assist in the work reintegration program and liaise with 3rd party agencies including physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinics to assist in pre-employment placement assessments.
  • Develop, review and revise health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure adherence to all applicable legislative regulations, including Transportation of Dangerous Goods, WHMIS, the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act, as well as the Environmental Protection Act.
  • Participate in the development, delivery and implementation of training programs and delivery modes (e.g. Safety Talks, Posted Materials, On-Line/In Person Training) in compliance with MLTSD regulations and recognized health and safety standards.
  • Act as a lead in the investigation of workplace environmental, health and safety incidents to ensure quality of root cause analysis and the effective identification and implementation of corrective actions; offer practical recommendations to mitigate risk; train front line staff on effective incident investigation techniques and principles; monitor and report on monthly KPIs.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Education & Experience
    • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in chemical, industrial or environmental engineering, safety engineering, kinesiology, occupational health/hygiene or related field with an emphasis on ergonomics.
    • 5 years of related environmental, health and safety experience in chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
    • CRSP or equivalent/related safety designation (CIH, ROH, ROHT, CHSC, CCPE).
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge and experience developing health and safety policies and procedures, and all relevant legislation such as WHMIS, TDG, WSIB, and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
    • Proficient computer skills, particularly MS Office application such as Word, Excel, Power-point.
    • Ability to work with all levels of internal management and staff.
    • Ability and willingness to work flexible schedule based on Operational needs.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements.  Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.  Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.


At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.