Senior Health & Safety Specialist

Req ID #:  98295

Senneville, Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


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Job Summary


We are seeking an experienced Senior Health and Safety Specialist for our human resource department, located in Senneville, with a combination of office work and site activities, telework is possible.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Health and Safety Specialist position:


  • Be a mobilizing agent of change, provide interactive and practical leadership to ensure the transformation of the H & S culture;
  • Participate in the standardization of programs and procedures by ensuring compliance with the laws, norms and standards of local government authorities and corporate directives;
  • Collaborate in the development and delivery of H & S training for staff in the region;
  • Assist in the development of H & S communications and presentations;
  • Support the incident investigation and analysis process in order to identify root causes, corrective actions and follow-ups;
  • Carry out / participate in risk analyses, recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures and ensure the implementation of safe work methods (hands-on / ground-up approach);
  • Participate in the Health & Safety committees/governances;
  • File the different reports and provide statistics and performance results on health and safety;
  • Improve the level of excellence and performance of the site's H & S programs;
  • Perform any other related tasks, as assigned.



  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree or Certificate in Health and Safety or any other relevant field (knowledge of industrial hygiene an asset)
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience can be considered as an acceptable substitute for specific education and experience as listed above.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self-control, tact, diplomacy, teamwork and collaborative spirit;
  • Autonomy and attention to detail;



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About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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