Associate, Safety Health & Environment (SHE)

Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1T9

Company: Apotex


Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.


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


  • 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
  • 2-3 years relevant experience preferred



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.


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