Workplace Health and Safety Specialist

Website Amazon

Job Details


Qualification Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Health/Safety related field or one year of safety-related experience
Industry  Private
Employment Type  Full Time
Work Hours  8 Hours
Salary  CAD 67000 To CAD 71000 Per Year


Key job responsibilities

  • Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through conducting daily, weekly, and monthly audits
  • Facilitate incident investigation processes
  • Maintain required paperwork to comply with Amazon and OSHA regulations
  • Enter Safety Incident Information in an internal database in a timely manner
  • Participate in process improvement activities and manage actions to completion
  • Train and assist others (area managers, safety team members, etc.) to complete their safety tasks (audits, following safety rules, etc.)
  • Perform specific safety training as required by the Safety Manager
  • May have additional oversight for fire prevention, hazardous waste management, or other safety-related activities depending on the business unit and location

Job Elements:

Must be able to perform the following tasks, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours
  • Walk in/and around the warehouse with great frequency; many facilities are over a quarter mile in length
  • Access all areas of the building (Depending on the operations building, this may include ascending and descending ladders, stairs, gangways, and shipping docks safely and without limitation)
  • Regularly bend, lift, stretch and reach both below the waist and above the head
  • Lift and move items up to 49 pounds
  • Willing and able to work any permanent shift that may include overnights and holidays. Note that there is a high chance that your shift may overlap with part of the weekend.

A day in the life

As a WHSS, you will maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to onsite management teams. You will also conduct risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions for associates. In addition, the WHSS leads recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures for management, including ergonomics, in Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Health/Safety related field or one year of safety-related experience


  • Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) certification
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations specifically 29 CFR 1910, including lockout tag-out
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, especially around health and safety needs to all levels of the organization
  • Experience in emergency response
  • Ability to evaluate and dive deep into data to provide thought-provoking, workable business solutions
  • Currently holds/can obtain prior to start date First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Experience in Worker’s Compensation case management