Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

About Ya YA Foods:

Ya YA Foods is a dynamic and high-growth manufacturer of liquid food and unique beverages. With over 30 years’ experience, we have evolved into a versatile manufacturer and co-packer of a variety of low acid and high acid beverage and liquid food items. We are a family-owned Canadian business who prides itself in its proven track record of satisfying the needs of global multi-national customers. We are a solution provider for our customers, always striving to exceed expectations on innovation, quality, service, and speed to market. For further information about us, please check our website at yayafoods.com

A career at Ya YA FOODS will offer you the opportunity to…
  • Build a career, not just have a job.
  • Work in a dynamic and high-growth company with very skilled professionals.
  • Become part of a teamwork focused culture
  • Be a part of an organization that supports your future growth path.


Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

Reports to: Environmental & Utilities Manager


  • Develop, maintain, and promote required policies and procedures to ensure environmental, healthy, and safe work practices, and to avoid exposure to risk.
  • Ensure compliance with all Environmental, Health & Safety legislation including completion of all necessary inspections and reports by coordinating with the JHSC.
  • Lead training sessions to educate employees, including senior management of their rights and responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Acts and Regulations.
  • Take proactive measures and exercise on-going follow up on all inspections, training, and reports.
  • Coordinate and manage all processes and legislated requirements related to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Ministry of Labour, as well as the WSIB Claims Management including the Return-to-Work Program, WSIB reporting, modified work, investigations, and monthly reporting.
  • Maintain all necessary documentation such as hazard assessments and reports, training records, manuals etc. to ensure compliance to all legislated requirements.
  • Oversee the incident reporting process and ensure timely investigations, root cause analysis, and appropriate follow up on all reports.
  • Coordinate with department managers to assist with development of specific policies, procedures, job standards and programs that promote environmental, healthy, and safe work practices.
  • Develop, maintain, and promote wellness within the workplace.
  • Work with the Project Managers and area owners to administer the contractor management policy and program.
  • Compliance with all rules & policies regarding health safety, occupational safety, environmental safety, food safety, legal regulations, company requirements, etc.
  • Compliance with the Company’s Integrated Management Systems which includes, but is not limited to Production, Quality, Food Safety & GMP.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • University degree or college diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or related field is required.
  • Occupational health & safety certification is required.
  • 3-4 years experience in workplace safety related position is required.
  • Prior experience in Food Manufacturing industry is required.
  • Experience in Claims Management and WSIB Program is required.
  • Strong communicator and proven ability to be a mentor.
  • Knowledge of ISO 45001 and 14001 standards.
  • CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) designation, or equivalent is an asset.
  • Strong hazard recognition skills and analytical skills.
  • NB: Successful candidates will be required to provide photo ID, banking details, a valid SIN number, and (if applicable) a valid work permit.

Why Join Us

We believe that the key to creating and growing a successful business is by investing in our people—some of whom have been a part of our team for over 25-years. This is at the core of who we are, what we do, and how we grow our business—as a versatile, automated manufacturer and co-packer of a wide-variety of beverages and liquid food items. In our view, a happy team means a better workforce, a better product, and more satisfied customers.

Furthermore, we encourage different perspectives and celebrate diversity in our workforce. Where every employee has the opportunity to realize his or her full potential in a working environment that is supportive of everyone. Upon request, we will gladly provide accommodations to any candidate with a disability taking part in the selection process.

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