ST-Coordinator, Safety, Health and Environment (Winter, 2023 co-op)

Date: Sep 7, 2022

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

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:

Job Summary

The SHE (Safety Health and Environmental) student Co-op will provide support to the overall program at a site level by providing support to various client groups on safety, health and environment related matters. The SHE student co-op will assist in  building SHE organizational capability and drive the implementation of systems, processes, and initiatives to achieve SHE excellence.

Student work term: 12-16 months, Winter, 2023  

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of safety programs and initiatives across the site;
  • Assist in accident/incident investigations to ensure appropriate root causes are identified and appropriate corrective actions have been put in place;
  • Assist in the planning and execution of employee engagement activities related to promoting the site’s safety culture;
  • Assist the SHE Associate in project design reviews, pre-start health and safety reviews and safety inspections/audits;
  • Assist in ensuring the site’s adherence to the Emergency Response Program, including employee databases and fire plans;
  • 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

  • Must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary Co-op education program (e.g. Occupational Health & Safety, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or Business etc.)
  • Prior experience in an industrial manufacturing environment would be an asset.

  • Basic Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act or Environmental regulations.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Second, third or fourth year Occupational Safety and Health, or Environmental Engineering student 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.