Title:  Manager, EHS

Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Taro Pharmaceuticals is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.


Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.


With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.


Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit: www.taro.com.


What we offer:   


A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Incentive bonus programs that are designed to reward employees for their individual contributions

Benefit programs designed to support our employees and their families, including a comprehensive health & dental benefits package, group RRSP matching program, direct  access to healthcare and well-being programs, and paid time off

Employee training and organizational development programs including tuition reimbursement, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

General Summary:

Responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of Health, Safety & Environmental policies and programs placing emphasis on protection of employees and the  environment in compliance with legislative requirements.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, implements and audits the Health and Safety program and is responsible for the following areas:  working with the Ministry of Labour, WHMIS, WSIB, fire prevention, accident prevention and investigation, safety education and working with the Joint Health and Safety Committee.
  • Managing environmental issues, including dealing with the Ministry of Environment, meeting legislative requirements and managing waste streams.
  • Establishes health and safety policies and programs, conducts audits, ensures compliance, and promotes changes required to develop a safe and healthy environment.
  • Develops plans, strategies and identifies the delivery method for the education and training of management, supervisors, and employees relative to health and safety issues.
  • Develops and maintains a post offer medical evaluation program. 
  • Documents and maintains medical surveillance programs in accordance with the occupational Health, and Safety Act.
  • Practicing high quality Workplace Safety & Insurance Board claims management.
  • Complete all GMP Documentation correctly and in a timely manner
  • Complete all training assignments and maintain personal training records
  • Participate in and/or lead Non Conformance Investigations
  • Complete Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA’s)
  • Initiate, and follow through with actions required to close Change Controls
  • Participate in Internal, Customer and Regulatory Audits.
  • Other duties as assigned  


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with WSIB claims management, construction projects, Pre-Start Health & Safety Reviews, and contractor safety an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable OHS laws, regulations and standards.
  • Ability to provide training at all levels in the organization.
  • Familiar with behavioral safety principles.
  • A self-starter with the ability to manage priorities.
  • Promote, establish and maintain a good team spirit
  • Change management skills (performing risk analysis and implementation of controls).
  • Sound knowledge in occupational hygiene within lab and production environments (asset).
  • Technical knowledge of the EHS management methods and systems, as well as their implementation.
  • Good knowledge of cGMP  manufacturing environment;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Background and Experience:

  • Minimum post-secondary education (B.Sc. degree preferred) combined with a certification in Occupational Safety and Health. Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) is preferred, or willing to attain.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant management health & safety experience within an industrial environment and laboratory setting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in occupational hygiene, industrial safety, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations.
  • Understanding of the Environmental Protection Act and related environmental legislation to fulfill requirements for hazardous waste, air emissions, and other environmental reporting.

Problem Solving:

  • Safety and occupational health problem solving experience is necessary. The work typically requires interpretation of a variety of occupational circumstances to adapt known control or protective measures to eliminate or minimize hazardous situations.
  • Work assignments require the identification of elements contributing to human and machine failure which may lead to injury or property damage.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions will vary.  The Health, Safety and Environmental Manager will be required to work in all areas throughout Canadian operations of Taro Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.