Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator

Full-time, Permanent
Markham
Posted 4 weeks ago

Location: Markham

Deadline: Friday, November 22

Summary: The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Coordinator performs a technical and supporting role by providing guidance to Operations on key health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures, implementing industry best practices, internal corporate safety system, legal and regulatory requirements on job sites. The HSE Coordinator plays an integral role in supporting program maintenance and sustainability through activities such as workplace inspections, audits, report preparation, on-site coaching and training. The role involves monitoring incident reports, managing injury claims, recommending modified duties proposals for workers, and return to work plans. It also includes informing site management and business unit leads of incidents, assigning corrective and preventive actions, and following up on those actions to ensure completion. Record keeping, attention to detail, and effective communication are key competencies in this position. 

Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for conducting health and safety orientations (for employees and sub-contractors), performing work site inspections, and investigating incidents and injuries/claims
  • Plan for, coordinate and conduct, health and safety training including but not limited to: orientations, WHMIS, CPR/First Aid, and specialized training (if possible)
  • Escalate health, safety, or environmental issues to site/project leads and/or divisional managers
  • Monitor employees and subcontractors on site for compliance to safety procedures, regulatory requirements, and management system elements
  • Proactively identify and prevent hazardous situations and communicate situations to site management
  • Provide coaching and support on health and safety requirements to the project managers, supervisors, foremen and workers related to HSE
  • Develop, maintain and continually improve HSE programs and processes and support the management system
  • Provide required monthly safety performance reports to management, identify trends, recommend initiatives to reduce incidents and improve prevention initiatives
  • Act as the Primary HSE contact and liaison for operations
  • Manages relationships with key clients, including both internal and external stakeholders on HSE-related matters 

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of COR requirements, driver training programs, transportation sector
  • Two to four years of practical health and safety experience – on-site expertise in construction environment preferred
  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree in either Occupational Health and Safety, or working towards one – would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s Certificate of Recognition (COR) and possessing auditor qualifications and experience will be given preference
  • You are experienced in working on a large scale construction sites and projects
  • Knowledgeable in Occupational Health and Safety legislation, along with the construction, industrial, and mining regulations
  • Knowledgeable in Environmental Compliance legislation and the general management of waste, water, air, chemicals, etc., related to the construction, industrial and mining operations
  • Proficiency in computer software; solid Microsoft Office skills are required
  • You have the ability to influence others to follow safety practices, procedures, and regulations
  • Exceptional interpersonal and solid communication skills are necessities to being successful in this role
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Solid organizational and planning skills with ability to delegate or escalate to management when required
  • Self-directed, takes initiative, and is able to perform as part of a team
  • Candidates must possess strong work ethic
  • Valid Drivers’ License
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Job Features

Job CategoryConstruction

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