Health and Safety Specialist


Chatham, ON, CA, N7M 5J4

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the Job


The Health and Safety Specialist manages and coordinates all health and safety programs, processes and activities in order to maintain a compliant and safe work environment. In addition, the Coordinator will deliver training on policies, procedures and regulations and exhibit the necessary leadership to enforce all established safety regulations and safe work practices.


Key Responsibilities Include


  • Responsible for the effectiveness of the Health and Safety program for the site;
  • Is the workplace Management Representative for the MOL
  • Administers Workers Compensation claims and reports;
  • Oversee administration of WSIB program. Manages early and safe return to work program, claims management and modified duties program for injured employees;
  • Identifies Safety training needs, deliver / facilitate various skill building programs to employees and managers to reach objectives;
  • Actively participates in monthly inspections, safety talks;
  • Creates and reviews policies and procedures and implement changes;
  • Conduct risk assessments to ensure compliance with corporate policies;
  • Facilitate root cause analysis and action plan development for all recordable incidents (Kaizen/Deming)
  • Track the progress of action plans and provide updates to management team;
  • Ensure required training is assigned and completed by employees;
  • Review contractor safety guidelines and practices to ensure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies;
  • Organize plant Safety Committee, review committee audits and findings, and implement recommendations as applicable (Responsible for meeting the legislative requirements for record keeping, minutes and reports);
  • Build the site safety culture and promote a safe working environment;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Meets/Exceeds requirements for food and employee safety.


About You

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or related field of study.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an occupational health and safety role.
  • Excellent knowledge of governing occupational health and safety applicable federal, provincial and municipal regulations.
  • Experience with WSIB claims and return-to-work plans.
  • Excellent communication skills (presentation, report writing).
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to drive projects to completion.



Barry Callebaut can offer you a challenging and dynamic international environment that includes a broad range of opportunities for personal growth and development. Apply for one of our interesting positions and start a great career in the wonderful world of CHOCOLATE. Barry Callebaut is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at the Chatham site.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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