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Multi-plant Health & Safety Coordinator

Posting Start Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: Grand Rapids, MI, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.


The Specialty Products Group, a division of Cascades, is a leader in the industrial packaging, food packaging and recovery sectors. The Group has 38 business units across North America and Europe and employs more than 2,200 employees.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the corporate OHS manager, and serving as OHS expert, the Multi-Plant Health and Safety Coordinator’s mission is to coordinate the implementation of his or her group's health and safety strategic plan in the plants concerned in accordance with the standards, laws and regulations in force. You stay abreast of best practices and promote the OHS culture to units’ management, and act as a resource person for the authorities and partners concerned in the event of problems. You also manage the first aid program and support management teams in the implementation of standardized and highly valued OHS processes, practices and tools in the plants. In this way, you actively contribute to the achievement of your group's business objectives while having a direct influence on the creation of a healthy and safe work environment throughout the company. 

As part of your role, the Multi-plant Health and Safety Coordinator will oversee 8 plants in the United-States and therefore, travel is required. 

Your responsibilities

  • Promote an OHS culture among unit management personnel
  • Execute your group’s strategic plan and support its implementation
  • Establish and reinforce standardized Health and Safety practices 
  • Implement the health and safety management system within your plants in accordance with business objectives
  • Support and guide plant management in implementing the OHS strategy and OHS management system
  • Advise the management of the plants concerned about best practices in OHS
  • Support the plants by acting as a resource person with the authorities and partners concerned
  • Monitor and support with crisis situations and act as a resource person for stakeholders
  • Assist with incident and accident investigation and ensure due diligence and corrective measures are taken
  • Monitor performance indicators and analyze their results
  • Define and promote OHS culture with plant management and workers
  • Ensure compliance with OHS standards, laws and regulations
  • Monitor and share best practices in OHS throughout the company
  • Ensure the continuity of the first aid program and ensure a sufficient number of first aiders

Your background and strengths

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or extensive experience in a similar role
  • Minimum of 10 year's experience leading H&S practices according to OSH Act regulations and programs
  • Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions
  • Ability to translate challenges into concrete solutions
  • Keen sense of collaboration to communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Ability to support and advise business partners in analyzing their needs and finding solutions
  • Ability to deal with and influence changes and propose favourable adaptation conditions
  • Ability to support and advise business partners on occupational health and safety issues

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. It will fairly consider all those qualified for this position. The use of the masculine in our communication refers to both women and men.


About Cascades 

Being part of Cascades means revealing the full potential of matter, people and ideas. We are a source of possibilities. Since 1964, we have been offering sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in terms of packaging, hygiene and recovery. Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 business units located in North America and Europe.


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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