Health and Safety Consultant, Police Services


The Public Services Health & Safety Association serves Ontario’s public service sector, including universities, colleges and school boards, municipalities, health and community care organizations, emergency services and First Nations communities. Our highly skilled staff assist over 10,000 organizations achieve safer and healthier work environments for their more than 1.7 million workers. Through collaboration, innovation, and consultation with our clients and stakeholders we help drive improvements in occupational health and safety by providing increased access and availability of resources and decreased costs for employers.

By utilizing and upholding our I-CARE core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Integrity and Excellence; PSHSA achieves inspiring results in occupational health and safety by identifying, reducing workplace hazards and risks to prevent workplace injuries, illness and disease across Ontario.

Position Summary

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for an organization with a vision of enabling a healthier and safer tomorrow for Ontario’s Public Sector Community?

Are you a certified Health and Safety professional who looks for creative and innovation ways to increase OHS awareness regardless of physical location?

The Public Services Health and Safety Association is currently recruiting a Health and Safety professional to provide OHS consultation, training, support, guidance and advice to our clients in the Police Services sector.

Major Accountabilities

  • Initiates, fosters, maintains and develops relationships with the primary sector of policing (worker, employer and union/associations),
  • Proactively and reactively analyzes customer needs and concerns by researching the client’s history through a variety of mediums (i.e. Websites, firm profiles, applicable legislation and other informal sources) and applies health and safety expertise to improve their current program(s).
  • Liaises with external agencies (i.e. Ministry of Labour, WSIB, and Section 21 Committee).
  • Regularly identifies partnership opportunities and makes appropriate referrals. Provides health and safety consulting services and or liaises with other PSHSA consultants to provide consulting services to assist clients with the reduction of workplace hazards and the elimination of workplace injuries and illnesses.
  • Promotes the benefits of implementing health and safety initiatives; utilizes internal consulting processes to support and direct clients with the development of customized health and safety programs to be incorporated into their existing organizational structure.
  • Attends meetings and performs presentations on health and safety in the Police sector and promotes the benefits of implementing health and safety initiatives; provides best practice examples of emergency services which have incorporated health and safety programs into their existing processes.
  • Prepares and presents effective proposals as part of the sales/consulting presentation to sector clients to illustrate the benefits of using PSHSA products and services to improve workplace health and safety.
  • Provides health and safety facilitation services to clients to increase workplace health and safety awareness
  • Seeks opportunities for revenue generation through selling/up-selling.
  • Researches and stays abreast of sector trends in emergency services.
  • Translates and applies Occupational Health and Safety Act legislation into practical and required application within an emergency services environment.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working partnerships with colleagues, external clients and key stakeholders such as System Partners to advance PSHSA’s objectives.
  • Works/assists with program development & delivery in all emergency services sectors.
  • Specialist lead in developing all Policing Services programs and training.
  • Works with Police training facilities including Toronto Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Police College to incorporate health and safety concepts into their programming.

Job Specifications

  • A university degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • Graduate of the Ontario Police College.
  • Health and Safety Designation is considered an asset.
  • Up to 7 years of related job experience including a minimum 3 years of experience with Health and Safety training, 7 years of service as a Police Officer and 3 years of experience with Occupational Health and Safety legislation in an emergency services sector.
  • Knowledge of emergency services operations, expectations and requirements of the Police Services Act of Ontario, training standards as set out by the Ontario Police College and sector trends in policing.
  • Facilitation and mediation skills are an asset.
  • Knowledge of Adult Education principles.
  • Experience with the Canada Labour Code and/or the Ontario Labour Relations Act is an asset.
  • The work involves continuous exposure to adverse conditions, with outdoor work required for practical training as well as extensive travel throughout Ontario to deliver training sessions.

Details of the Role

Duration: Full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/ week
Location: Home Based Office
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Travel Required: Yes

Posting Date: 07/27/2017

Apply Now!

Applicants are asked to forward their resume by email to, with “Health and Safety Consultant, Police Services” in the subject line by 4 p.m. on January 26, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

PSHSA will provide accommodation(s) to applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) that you may require.