Associate, Safety Health & Environment (SHE)

Date: Dec 25, 2020

Location: Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9W 6Y3

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

The Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Associate supports the overall program at a site level, while providing direct client support on safety, health, and environmental matters, and building relationships with internal client groups. The SHE associate will strive to build SHE organizational capability and drive the implementation of systems, processes, and initiatives to achieve SHE excellence.

Job Responsibilities

  • Acts as the first point of contact for SHE-related inquiries or issues for the site;
  • Provides information coaching, guidance, and resources to clients and/or prioritizes, redirects or escalates queries as appropriate;
  • Follows up on all incident reports to identify root causes and to ensure appropriate prevention plans are developed to prevent reoccurrence;
  • Takes the lead in large-scale investigations while liasing with internal client groups to ensure hazards are identified and controlled in an appropriate manner.
  • Participate in project design/construction teams to ensure compliance with company safety requirements, codes or standards.
  • Compiles and develops statistical reports used for high level planning of SHE programs and initiatives;
  • Delivers SHE training to client groups on a regular basis to ensure compliance with internal policies and legislative requirements.
  • Monitors and oversees the site’s adherence to the Emergency Response Program, including employee databases and fire plans;
  • Takes the lead during external enforcement visits with the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Environment, and customer audits;
  • Provide technical input into the development and revision of SH&E policies, Safe Work Procedures, Training and identified projects utilizing codes, standards and relevant document sources;
  • Provides support to the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) to ensure its effectiveness;
  • Continuously monitors and maintains familiarity with the statutory requirements related to the Safety, Health, and Environmental legislation.
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • 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

  • Education
    • University/College Degree  in  Chemistry,  Pharmaceutical  Technology,  Occupational  Health  and Safety, Engineering, related science or applicable experience.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access software package)
    • CRSP/ CSSE/ CRST/ ROH/ organizational / project management skills
    • Strong communication skills (verbal & written), team work, judgement, and client focus skills
  • Experience
    • 2-3 years relevant experience preferred




COVID-19 Update:

We have adapted our recruitment strategy to ensure our staff and applicants are safe by conducting our interviews and onboarding online.

Other measures Apotex has put into place include (but are not limited to):

  • staggering employee shifts to reduce the size of work groups
  • modifying our cafeteria space to enhance social distancing, the implementation of additional cleaning and sanitization routines
  • robust self-assessment and screening tools
  • non-surgical masks for employees working in GMP areas
  • travel restrictions
  • strict visitor screening protocol

It is important to note that while these are our protocols at this time, they are subject to change based on guidelines and regulations put in place by local and global government agencies.

For up-to-date information about Apotex’s ongoing efforts in response to COVID-19, visit: https://www1.apotex.com/global/covid-19-update or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter



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.