Coordinator Operations-Occupational Health & Safety and Food Safety

Requisition ID:  181076 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Careers 

Job Category:  Inventory Control 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Whitby

Location: 3016 Whitby RSC 

Postal Code: L1N 9S1 


Our family of 131,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 



Ready to Make an impact?

Occupational Health and Safety & Food Safety Operations Coordinator reviews, evaluates and monitors health and safety hazards and develops strategies to prevent, control and eliminate accidents and occupational injuries. They inspect the workplace environments, equipment and practices to ensure compliance with organization and government legislations, health and safety standards and regulations simultaneously with a focus on Food Safety compliance and record keeping.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  • Develop and implement health and safety programs, including standard operating policies and procedures.
  • Identify safety training requirements, schedule and facilitate training and make recommendations to the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC).
  • Co-Chair the JOHSC, ensuring collaboration with the committee, management team, and employees to support and advance a positive culture of Health and Safety (H&S).
  • Communicate, coach, engage and influence decision-makers and workers, to ensure compliance with Health & Safety (H&S) legislation and regulations.
  • Investigate accidents and identify root causes and enforce preventative measures.
  • Conduct safety observation audits.
  • Maintain, update, prepare and present reports on company's safety procedures, accidents and violations.
  • Maintain and update all record keeping and tracking for H&S and food safety.
  • Act in the capacity of a subject matter expert for Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Food Safety regulations and policies.
  • Maintain the warehouse Food Safety Program, liaise with the National Food Safety team and management, to develop and implement new processes as required.
  • Closely monitor CFIA and the recall system.
  • Coordinate and conduct CFIA visits/inspections at the RSC.
  • Extensive experience of deep clean and sanitation P&P, mold prevention and decontamination.
  • Expert knowledge of cross contamination, allergens, environmental spills, emergency response plans, pest infestation and control.
  • Compliance with all Company food safety standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

What you have to offer:

  • The ideal candidate will have a combination of experience and education that lays a foundation for success in Occupational Health & Safety. A diploma and or 5 years of work experience in H&S, preferably in the industrial sector (e.g., distribution warehouse, mechanical repair shop) or comparable environment.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to motivate a team and provide feedback.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant legislation in Ontario, including JOHSA and Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
  • Expert knowledge of CFIA- federal acts and regulations related to food safety in Canada: Food and Drugs Act  & Safe Food for Canadians Act. 
  • Strong ability to gather and analyze data from multiple sources and format measurable action plans.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills, and the ability to interact easily at all levels of the organization.
  • Attentive to details, keen observational skills, decisive, ability to handle stress and manage time.
  • Previous experience conducting workplace inspections and investigations in a similar industry will be an asset.
  • Comprehensive skills with Microsoft Office, EXE, Ariba, Kronos. (Preferred)

What we have to offer:

Job Type: Full-time



  • Pension
  • YouFlex Benefits
  • Employee Discount



  • Flexibility required


Work remotely:

  • No

We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


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