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Bilingual Multi-plant Health & Safety Coordinator

Posting Start Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Ottawa, QC, CA

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, the Multi-Plant Health and Safety Coordinator’s mission is to coordinate the implementation of their group's (Cascades Recovery - Lachine and Ottawa) health, safety and environmental strategic plan in the plants and transportation departments concerned in accordance with the standards, laws, and regulations in force. You stay abreast of best practices and promote the OHS culture to management, and act as a resource person for the authorities and partners concerned in the event of problems. You also support management teams in the implementation of standardized and highly valued OHS processes, practices, and tools. This way, you actively contribute to the achievement of your region's business objectives while having a direct influence on the creation of a healthy and safe work environment throughout the company.


Individual responsibilities


  • Promote an OHS culture among unit management personnel


  • Help to implement your region’s strategic plan as OHS expert
  • Assist in developing of plans for implementation of OHS practices, processes, and tools within the plants and transportation departments.
  • Support management in implementing the OHS strategy
  • Support management in implementing the OHS management system
  • Advise  management about best practices in OHS
  • Support the plants and transportation departments by acting as a resource person with the authorities and partners concerned
  • Audit performance indicators and analyze their results
  • Define and promote OHS culture with management
  • Ensure compliance with OHS standards, laws, and regulations
  • Monitor and share best practices in OHS throughout the company
  • Assess the location first aid programs and advise management that the required first aiders are available each shift
  • Assess location emergency response plan, ensuring a emergency response team is in place and meeting regularly, and assisting in implementing the ERP with the employees.
  • Assess location environmental program , conducting audits and assessment to help ensure compliance with the company expectation and legal authorities, and audit implementation of the program.

Experiences and strengths

  • 3-7 years of relevant Health and Safety experience
  • Proficiency in both French and English
  • Knowledge of OHS laws and standards
  • 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 change and to propose favourable adaptation conditions
  • Ability to support and advise business partners on occupational health and safety issues
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Agility needed to work with various technological tools

Core competencies defined for this job

Advisory role
Change management
*Health and safety
Continuous improvement
Impact and influence

Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.


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