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Health & Safety Advisor

Job type: Permanent Full Time

Paraza Pharma, Inc.

Paraza Pharma, Inc. is a fast-growing pharmaceutical research company offering a dynamic and collaborative work environment where scientific excellence, innovation and creativity are at the forefront. Here, diversity, new points of view and a creative spirit are valued and considered as real assets. We provide our employees with ongoing support, training and development opportunities to expand their horizons while contributing to our shared passion for Drug Discovery.

Job description 

We are seeking an experienced and proactive individual to bring best-in-class practices and approaches in Health and Safety to our scientific work environment.  You have in-depth knowledge of WHMIS and hazardous materials, strong interpersonal skills, sound judgement and show creativity in problem solving. You will work in close collaboration with the Senior Health & Safety Advisor with a view to become autonomous within a few months.  You will be required to ensure a presence at our 3 sites – Laval (1) and Ville St-Laurent (2), where we have laboratories and will work in close collaboration with our scientists. Your office can be either in Laval or Ville St-Laurent depending on your preference.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety (H&S) laws and regulations
  • Develop, revise, implement and communicate H&S prevention policies and ensure follow-up
  • Perform hazard analysis, propose solutions and implement and ensure follow-up
  • Perform accident/incident investigation, analyze statistics, identify trends, propose & implement solutions
  • Evaluate needs and elaborate required trainings
  • Manage Personal Protective Equipment program
  • Coordinate Health & Safety committee activities
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Manage hazardous products and waste solvents
  • Coordinate the work of various teams such as first-aid attendants, emergency team and evacuation leaders
  • Act as advisor to architects and engineers on renovation and expansion projects
  • Any other related task/duties


  • University degree in chemistry or other scientific field in addition to H&S training (certificate or equivalent) preferable or equivalent academic training and work experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of laws, regulations, and standards pertaining to H&S
  • Basic knowledge of ergonomics
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written in French and in English
  • Ability to take on an informal leadership role and foster solid working relationships
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good analytical and organizational skills and critical thinking
  • Ability to challenge established ways of doing things

At Paraza Pharma Inc., you will enjoy an attractive compensation package, a safe and healthy work environment and a full range of health and lifestyle benefits.

Please note that we will only consider applicants who can legally work in Canada.

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