Senior Risk Manager

Kentville, NS

Founded in 1945 by William Easson, Eassons Transport is an industry leader in safely delivering dry, fresh and frozen shipments to customers across North America. Eassons maintain terminals in Mount Pearl NL, Sydney NS, Kentville NS, Moncton NB, Albany PE, Belleville ON, and Mississauga ON. 

Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Risk Manager will be responsible to coordinate and manage all areas of health, safety, and compliance across the business. The successful candidate must initiate and streamline safety and compliance systems, processes, policies, and practices to sustain and support a culture of safety, reducing incidents, and to maintain operational productivity. 

As a manager of people, the Senior Risk manager will coach, train, and mentor Safety and Claims personnel. You will conduct driver performance evaluations, establish goals, and resolve performance issues. Working with a lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion you work to ensure a positive team environment between customers, drivers, and employees.  

Responsibilities include but not limited to:  

  • Work in partnership with senior management to promote a health and safety culture.  Develop health and safety goals for the company ensuring they meet all fiscal, strategic, and legislative requirements.   
  • Be apprised of all legislative changes as they relate to the department. 
  • Oversee the JOHSC’s activities at the various worksites to ensure their continued effectiveness in the overall safety program.  
  • Manage all incidents to ensure proper procedures are followed and documentation is accurate, complete, and communicated as needed.  
  • Serve as an expert and resource on all areas of safety and compliance, including regulation and best-practices.  
  • Ensure the company is meeting or exceeding all legislative requirements.  
  • Continually assessing the safety knowledge within the various levels of the company and making recommendations for training to address any gaps.  
  • Develop, host and/or coordinate training sessions in various topics as needed. 
  • Conduct regular audits of terminals to ensure compliance.  
  • Coordinate with various departments to achieve mutual goals and maintain efficiencies. 

As the ideal candidate, you have a degree or diploma in Business, Health and Safety or related discipline and a minimum 5 years’ health and safety management experience in the transportation industry. Extensive understanding of Federal Health and Safety Regulations, such as the Canada Labour Code, Motor Vehicle Act, National Safety Code, and Workers Compensation Act are required as well as comprehensive experience with incident investigation and determination of causation.  

Eassons and Venor embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, your application is welcome. Diversity is appreciated and there is understanding that we all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. Applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities are encouraged. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Natalie Isaacs via natalie@venor.ca

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