Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Gelpac is a division of ProAmpac, a leader of the packaging industry. Gelpac is a growing company with more than 550 competent employees and a strong presence in North America. Our team puts its ingenuity, expertise, and enthusiasm to make the difference for all our customers, day after day, and to provide them with the ideal packaging solution, on time and at the best price.

We are currently looking for a Environmental Health and Safety Specialist at our facility in Brampton. Reporting to the Maintenance and Engineering Corporate Director, the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist is responsible to meet the goals and objectives of the organization by assisting in planning and implementing an EHS Excellence program while ensuring compliance with all state, federal and local governmental EHS regulations.

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Responsibilities of the position

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Designs and implements safety and environmental policies and procedures including, but not limited to, written programs, recordkeeping, reports, inspections, monitoring, testing, and training.
  • Promotes teamwork by motivating and inspiring internal clients to participate in EHS activities.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and provincial EHS regulations by staying informed about changes, interpreting requirements, and implementing necessary adjustments to programs, processes, and policies.
  • Deliver EHS training programs to employees at all levels, to ensure employees’ knowledge, understanding and adherence to safety and environmental regulations pertaining to all facilities.
  • Conduct and document regular EHS audits and inspections as needed to assure compliance with applicable permits, regulations, and requirements.
  • Coordinate visits from internal and external regulatory authorities and file annual local, state and federal environmental reports potentially including air, waste, water, Tier II, and Form R.
  • Assist site safety committee with inspections to assess compliance with policies and regulations, identifying, determining, and implementing, corrective and preventative measures for areas with existing or potential accident and health hazards.
  • Manages WSIB and EHS programs, including cost control/reduction and accident prevention/ reduction, safety behavior audit, and risk assessment programs.
  • Assist with the proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, ensuring adherence to safety protocols and environmental regulations.
  • Establish and promote a culture of continuous improvement in EHS performance by evaluating existing programs, identifying areas for enhancement, and coordinating development of and EHS improvement strategic plan, collaborating with site managers.
  • Analyze safety history, manufacturing processes, product machinery, and chemical exposures to determine safety hazards, identify trends, and develop safety strategies to correct and prevent potential accidents or health hazards.
  • All other duties as assigned



Work primarily in a climate controlled indoor environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Hearing protection, safety shoes, vision and other protection required when in manufacturing areas.

This role operates in a professional office environment that has direct exposure to a manufacturing environment. Employee is rarely exposed to non-toxic/nuisance smells from chemicals, airborne dust, moving mechanical parts, high noise levels and hot/humid environmental conditions in the manufacturing areas.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands/fingers to type, hold, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear

The position requires up to 10% of travel time


Always take ownership, be accountable for your actions, your job and your team. This job description is a tool for you. Other job duties/projects may be assigned to you to meet business needs, this outline is not to be considered a detailed description. Good and reliable attendance, positive attitude and at or above job specific metrics and/or goals will reflect on your annual review.

Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement

ProAmpac provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

Required profile


  • BS required in a related field
  • Certifications required/preferred include Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Certification (WHMIS), Certified Safety Professional (ASP/CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • 3-6 years’ experience in a related field
  • This position is a subject matter expert in a particular field
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), Visio, Outlook email and calendar.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and protects privacy of confidential/sensitive information.
  • Exceptional time management and organization skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously establishing priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal, written, and presentations) with executive leadership, staff, and internal and external clients.
  • Proactive; exercises sound judgment and decision making; able to identify problems and needs and develop solutions and/or options.
  • Self-confident, self-motivated polished professional who thrives in a challenging, fast-paced environment.


  • Ethical Conduct
  • Oral/Written Compréhension
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Technical Capacity
  • Oral/Written Expression
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Team Work

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