Health and Safety Specialist in Airdrie at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/8/2021

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

Position Overview: 

The Health and Safety Specialist will be primarily responsible for maintaining the implementation of activities related to the plant's health and safety program. 

The Health and Safety Specialist may be required to work on holidays and weekends from time to time.

Specific Accountabilities: 

Participate in the development, revision and implementation of programs, work procedures and training relating to health and safety;

Support the implementation of the OHS program;

Participate in changing occupational health and safety culture and act as an agent of change;

Prioritize and coordinate prevention activities;

Support the Director, Environmental, Health and Safety in their various projects;

Promote the prevention and the adoption of safe behaviours through communications and training or promotional activities;

Participate in OHS committees and other safety meetings;

Conduct investigations and analysis of incidents and follow-up of corrective actions (incident reports, surveys, etc.);

Conduct monthly inspections;

Coordinate activities related to the requirements and conformities schedule; Train new employees as part of their integration program and give all other training; Identify and analyze health and safety risks;

Maintain a safe and healthy working environment while respecting the standards, legislation and practices in place;

Carry out any additional duties as assigned.

Requisite Qualifications:

Related post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and experience;

Must possess an accreditation as an  certified OHS professional;

EHS experience in an industrial setting, preferable;

Excellent computer skills with an advance level in spreadsheet / data base applications;

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively on a team and with a wide range of individuals (Diplomacy, tact and decision making ability); Strong planning & organization skills; Strong business acumen to identify operational issues and proactively drive solutions;

Loyalty, honesty, humbleness and transparency;

Have a strong work ethic, always consider the Company’s best interest before making a decision;

Deliver results with the highest quality standards – never accept mediocrity; Possess a valid driver’s license;

Ability to communicate in English and French is an asset.


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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer.

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.