Sharon Andersen

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Present

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Invista (Canada) Company

ØExtensive field experience in a chemical manufacturing setting examining health and safety concerns and issues for multiple business units

ØHighly proficient with interpretation of the regulations and applicability in a workplace setting

ØLeading multifunctional incident/injury health and safety investigations to determine root cause

ØDevelop, implement, and sustain various Health and Safety programs that are in legal compliance with the Ontario Health & Safety Act (OHSA)

ØCreate Health & Safety training programs and providing training to personnel and guidance to Health and Safety Advisors

ØJoint Health and Safety Certified through WSIB – 8 years as a Management member JHSC, 2 years as the Management Co-Chair

ØProfessional interactions with the Ministry of Labour (M0L)

ØDevelopment and implementation of the Health &Safety program during shutdown maintenance activities

ØProvide Health & Safety direction/consultation to project teams

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Human Resources Generalist

Invista (Canada) Company

ØManagement of people deployment and recruitment process for both unionized and non-unionized employees in an organization of 800+: advertisement creation and posting – internal/external; sourcing candidates; resume screening; candidate testing and pre-screening including behaviour assessments; scheduling of interviews; conducting interviews; extending offers of employment; rejection letters; organizing/delivery of new employee orientation; reference checks, exit interviews

ØResource forecasting

ØCollaborating with union representatives regarding internal postings/opportunities

ØManagement of assignment and progression changes for unionized employees

ØManagement of the confirmation/leadership review process for temporary employees moving to regular fulltime positions including orientation sessions regarding benefits and organizational expectations

ØAnalysis of Human Resources data: Overtime, monthly headcount report, turnover data

2004 - 2007

Maintenance Supervisor

Invista (Canada) Company

ØLead/manage a variety of maintenance crews: instrument/electrical; millwrights; scaffolders; carpenters; and riggers/crane operators

ØPlan and schedule maintenance work

ØSupport reliability improvement efforts

ØAll aspects of Human Resources associated with personnel management; attendance/performance management; grievances; training

ØDeveloped and maintained budgetary responsibilities

2000 - 2004

Operations Resource

DuPont of Canada

ØDay to day operations of the plant

ØManagement of daily yields, crew structure, quality control (ISO900)

ØHuman Resources aspects associated with personnel management; personnel issues; attendance/performance management; grievances; training

ØDeveloped and maintained budgetary responsibilities

1998 - 2000

Six Sigma Black Belt

DuPont of Canada

ØStatistical analysis of processes to determine defect source and reduce defect occurrence through Six Sigma Methodology

ØManagement of cross functional project teams


Jan 2009 - Present

Occupational Health and Safety Certificate

Ryerson University
2009 - Present

French Certificate

Durham College
2006 - 2009

Human Resources Management

Algonquin College
2002 - 2006

Management Studies Certificate

Algonquin Colelge