Safety and Training Manager in Toronto at MV Transportation

Date Posted: 5/20/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

MV Transportation has been closely following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for personal protection equipment (PPE), which now includes gloves and hand sanitizer in our divisions. Our Procurement team was able to secure an order for more than a half-million masks and other personal protection equipment, which have been sent to our divisions. MV Transportation as a company remains strong and we will be well-positioned to move forward even during these trying times. The safety and well-being of our employees and the passengers we serve remains our #1 priority!

The Safety and Training Manager is primarily responsible for the day to day management of MVT's Occupational Health and Safety Programs and is a key position in cultivating MVT's safety culture. This position is responsible for implementing programs and procedures in compliance with both provincial and federal regulations and corporate and client policies.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the essential functions of the Safety and Training Manager position, but rather a general description of some of the requirements necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. The Safety & Training Manager must be able to perform the following tasks, among others:

  • Sets the tone for ensuring all operators are current with training requirements of the company and client contract
  • Leads and directs the behavioral-based safety and training processes
  • Resides as the expert in Provincial occupational health & safety legislation, overseeing local Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) matters
  • Works with local Provincial Worker's Compensation agencies to ensure all claims are handled promptly and effectively, including coordinating modified and gradual return to work programs for injured employees
  • Ensures a consistent safety culture throughout the locations that incorporates operations, safety and maintenance departments and emphasizes the team approach and individual responsibility of all employees to achieve common goals
  • Oversees the successful completion of all related audits including those conducted by corporate and client staff and by provincial and federal regulatory agencies
  • Ensures that safety technology is used and those results are examined, trend data is analyzed and plans are developed to reduce and then prevent future safety incidents
  • Oversees corporate safety incentives and programs are managed effectively and consistently
  • Reviews vehicular, passenger and employee incidents for determination of cause and preventability, identifying potential trends to be addressed in future training efforts as well as ensuring that retraining and appropriate corrective action is issued
  • Responds to and/or provides for trained staff response to operator incidents ensuring appropriate collection of information, documentation of events and reporting per company and client policies
  • Ensures all MVT employees are current with general safety programs and practices
  • Conducts daily, weekly and monthly reviews of key safety and training metrics and recommends strategies and solutions for improvements
  • Provides regular reports and updates to local management staff of safety department efforts, claims status, training efforts, incident history, WSIB claims status and other required information
  • Ensures workplace conduct timely, monthly safety meetings including recording of minutes and employee attendance
  • Leads and attends all joint occupational health and safety committee meetings
  • Conducts all related occupational health and safety related audits to ensure compliance with provincial, federal, company and client regulations
  • Ensure that all safety and training manuals, programs, policies and procedures are current and meet the needs of the operating division
  • Develops and communicates safety policies, standard operating procedures and manuals as needed
  • Communicates positive safety communication messages through a variety of media (posters, safety blitz etc)
  • Conducts safety related training sessions
  • Determines whether to discipline and apply discipline for safety related issues, including suspensions and terminations, according to company policy and in compliance with collective agreement
  • Represents Company in grievance procedure with safety and training related issues
  • Respects and maintain the confidentiality of all employee occupational health and safety records, client and third party information and other information not otherwise available to the public
  • Maintains positive working relationships with transit client personnel, union representatives and members of the public using principles of good customer services
  • Manages and schedules training for all staff including operators, supervisors, and maintenance employees; schedules re-certification and refresher training for all staff; and additional course work as needed
  • Provides Defensive Driving, Industrial Injury Prevention, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WMIS) training and other sponsored training programs
  • Obtains, reviews, and monitors Driver Abstracts, the site's CVOR and Ontario's DCP program
  • Administers pre-employment programs
  • Develops and implements customer safety awareness programs
  • Creates testing and evaluation processes, conduct assessments and formal evaluations of staff
  • Prepares and implements safety and training budget
  • All other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

The Safety and Training Manager works both in an office environment and field environment with long periods of standing on-board buses and on the street in a variety of weather conditions. The Safety and Training Manager can be called upon after hours from time-to-time by managers, in an emergency, or other reasons as required. The job requires the following physical activities: Limited travel, sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, loading and unloading, typing, filing, answering phones.


  • College Diploma or equivalent knowledge in occupational health, safety, training and transportation
  • Five (5) years management experience in a safety and training /or occupational health and safety role, or training preferably in transportation
  • Experience managing a unionized workforce
  • Must be in good standing with Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Driver Certification Program (MTO DCP) be able to active their signing authority
  • CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) Designation preferred
  • Must have a certificate in Adult Education.
  • Must have a clean BZ driver's license with an acceptable driving record
  • Must have clean CVOR with no convictions.
  • Must be able to obtain an acceptable Vulnerable Sector Check

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with an ability to influence people at all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of all applicable provincial and federal safety rules and regulations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while exceeding established goals and objectives
  • Analytical with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to set clear expectations, coach, develop and motivate staff
  • Ability to work independently and objectively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Demonstrated ability to manage with a "Safety First" attitude

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.

MVT is committed to equity in employment. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women and men, people from racialized communities, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal persons. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Individuals who need assistance in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may contact Human Resources.