New Job Safety Inspector In Ontario

Safety Inspector
Safety Inspector

Safety Inspector

Company : Toronto Transit Commission
Salary : $88,306–$110,401 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Requisition ID: 7993
Number of Vacancies: 1
Department: Safety And Environment (20000013) - Safety Operations (30000024)
Salary Information: $88,306.40 - $110,401.20
Pay Scale Group: 9SA
Employment Type: Regular
Weekly Hours: 35 Off Days: Various Shift: Various
Posted On: July 10, 2023
Last Day to Apply: July 21, 2023
Reports to: Director - Safety Operations
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

General Accountability

The Safety Inspector carries out safety work in the field and provides 24/7 safety support to line management. Work is primarily centred around incident response, inspection, safety outreach and knowledge transfer activities.

Key Job Functions

  • Support the organization’s Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) Management System by providing front-line support in the field on all shifts through incident response, inspection, investigation, safety outreach and knowledge transfer activities.
  • Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation and respond to and investigate safety-related incidents (critical injuries, accidents, fatalities, work refusals, complaints, etc.) both in person and by telephone.
  • Conduct, lead and/or oversee root cause incident investigations. Conduct interviews, take notes, photographs and measurements, prepare diagrams, and complete written reports in the field. Conduct field verification of corrective actions from root cause incident investigations.
  • Monitor and support the Incident Commander as a Safety Officer at major incident scenes. Evaluate the performance and execution of emergency response activities, participate in debriefings and prepare summary reports.
  • Issue reports and/or notices of non-conformance, inspection rating sheets, safe work permits and similar reports relevant to the work performed
  • Attend workplace and customer locations on all shifts and take immediate action on unsafe conditions and any non-compliance with safety rules, procedures, guidelines and safe work. Respond to unresolved safety concerns/complaints.
  • Be a regular presence in the subway and surface transit network to monitor routine operations, identify opportunities for improvement and perform safety promotion activities directly with workers, customers and the public.
  • Identify unsafe conditions and behaviours and be responsible for ensuring appropriate action is taken immediately and long-term.
  • Support emergency response to incidents, exercises, closures etc.
  • Perform facility safety inspections. Attend and monitor special events to verify safety performance.
  • Prepare investigation and inspections reports. Deliver presentations to management, JHSCs, and front-line staff.
  • Act as third-party resource for JHSCs by monitoring meeting minutes, resolving disputes, making presentations at JHSC meetings and workshops, and assisting with recommendations.
  • Represent the TTC during interactions with the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development (MLTSD), Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Technical Standards and Safety Authority, and City of Toronto. Participate on municipal/provincial/national public safety boards, initiatives, and projects.
  • Deliver special job briefings and perform other knowledge transfer activities.
  • Support corporate departments and issue safety alerts and other urgent notifications, as appropriate
  • Demonstrates behaviours that support diversity, inclusion, and a respectful work and service environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Helps to remove barriers and accommodate employees and customers (within their area of responsibility) in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.
  • Candidate will be required to participate in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program.


Demonstrate knowledge of the industry and / or sector
Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
Use office technology, software and applications
Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals
Demonstrate appropriate and effective interpersonal communications through various media
Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
Manage conflict
Identify and minimize risk of Health and Safety issues
Create, document, and manage information and records

Education and Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary education in Occupational Health & Safety, or a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • Experience in safety operations in a large public or private sector organization is essential.
  • Progressive and related work experience in a transit/transportation organization.
  • Accreditation by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), a Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or be able to obtain a CRSP, CRST, CSP or CIH within 5 years of employment in the position, and be able to continually maintain accreditation and update skills by attending regular professional development seminars and courses in order to remain current and proficient with safety related best practices is a must
  • A valid non-probationary Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence and have use of personal vehicle to perform daily duties and respond to client needs and other unforeseen events.

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and take action on safety-related issues, conduct root cause incident investigations and handle both uncomfortable and sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices for compliance with corporate and legislative requirements standards and regulations.
  • Proven ability to advise front line supervisors regarding behaviours, skills and improvements in safety systems and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Ontario’s legal framework for Safety, Health and Environment legislation and acts relevant to the work performed.
  • Ability to persuade others to adopt safety best practices and follow rules and procedures through a demonstrated commitment towards safety (role modelling of safe work behaviours, taking immediate action on unsafe conditions, routinely recommending safety improvements).
  • Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.
This position is designated Safety-Sensitive, Specified Management or Designated Executive under the TTC’s Fitness for Duty Policy. If you do not currently hold a designated position, you will be required to pass a drug test as part of the certification process. The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ(IA+) community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.
We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.