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Coordinator, Safety, Compliance and Risk - Toronto, Ontario

Position:  Coordinator, Safety, Compliance and Risk
Site:   MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department:  Corporate Services
Reports To:  Manager, Safety Compliance and Risk
Salary:  Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 35 hours/week
Status:  Permanent, Full Time

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Coordinator, Safety, Compliance and Risk. The Coordinator, Safety, Compliance and Risk will assist in the coordination of programs to promote the organization’s commitment to health and safety, compliance with regulatory requirements and the assessment and mitigation of organizational risks.

The Coordinator, Safety, Compliance and Risk responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates activities relating to Health and Safety programs and initiatives
    • Ensures that policies are formatted as per OICR templates, tracks approval and publishing of policies and ensures that policy reviews are conducted as per designated schedules;
    • Assists in coordination and documentation of health and safety initiatives including Laboratory and Office Safety, AODA Compliance, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Emergency Response, Ergonomics, Mental Health and Wellness, and Sick Leave Management and return to work, etc.;
    • Enters all training documentation into HR System and prepares reports as needed;
    • May be called upon to serves as scribe for the Emergency Response Team in responding to emergency incidents that may have health, safety or business continuity implications.
  • Monitors compliance with Health and Safety requirements organization-wide
    • Tracks the completion of corrective actions that arise through monthly safety inspections, incidents, meeting discussions and ad hoc audits; prepares reports as needed;
    • Prepares and distributes agendas and minutes for the Joint Health and Safety Committee, Biosafety Committee, Fire Wardens meetings, etc.;
    • Provides backup support to users of the Material Safety Data Sheet repository;
    • Prepares reports on key metrics.
  • Monitors Compliance with Policies and Procedures organization-wide
    • Tracks compliance with policies including annual attestations, policy development and revisions including maintenance of revision history;
    • Maintains records of policy attestations and reports on progress as well as gaps on a regular basis.
  • Facilitates the Identification, Assessment and Mitigation of Organizational Risk
    • Coordinate focus group meetings for cross-organizational collaboration in the identification and mitigation of organizational risks;
    • Update risk registers and other risk related documentation based on meeting outcomes and updates risk owners.



  • At a minimum, completion of a 3 year community college program in Human Resources, Risk Management or a Health and Safety related discipline;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a relevant sector such as laboratory, healthcare or public services;
  • Excellent organizational, computer literacy and interpersonal skills.


OICR is an innovative cancer research institute located in the MaRS Centre in the Discovery District in downtown Toronto. OICR is addressing significant challenges in cancer research with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams. New discoveries to prevent, detect and treat cancer will be moved from the bench to practical applications in patients. The OICR team is growing quickly. We are innovative, dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals interested in being part of a culture of excellence that will result in Ontario being recognized internationally as a leading jurisdiction for cancer research.

Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

For more information about OICR, please visit the website at www.oicr.on.ca.

POSTED DATE: September 11, 2017
CLOSING DATE: Until filled

OICR is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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