Environmental Health Safety Specialist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Northern Employment Solutions Inc

Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator

Job Description:

With over 120 years of experience in North America, our Client is an established leader in the industry. We are currently seeking a Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator to join our organization for a full-time contract position based out of our Head Office in Hamilton, Ontario.

This is an on-site position in the GTA (Toronto Downtown and Vaughan) If you currently reside within this area or or the GTA, we want to hear from you.

The HSE Coordinator will report to the Health Safety and Environment Manager, and will be responsible for the direct support of Project and site specific HSE management.


  • Ensure compliance of Health, Safety and Environmental Management System with all federal and provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant OH&S Acts, Regulations, industry best practices and other applicable legislation
  • Accountable for the site level implementation and management of HSE program to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Work closely with Senior Construction Health and Safety Specialist to drive continuous improvements to HSE Program.
  • Display a commitment to an incident-free vision, values, and culture and lead corporate safety initiatives by positive example
  • Provide guidance, direction, and support to all operational teams and Supervisory-level employees to ensure Health, Safety and Environmental Management System is fully implemented and maintained;
  • Manage relationships with clients, contractors, suppliers and all operational teams to communicate the safety performance on site;
  • Represent the company at meetings with clients, general contractors and association meetings
  • Work directly with clients to identify and control site-specific hazards;
  • Attend or chair site specific kick off or progress meetings as required;
  • Conduct daily audits to Inspect, investigate, and assess hazards in the workplace to ensure compliance with relevant legislation;
  • Monitor the performance of all subcontractors and ensure that all are prequalified;
  • Immediately intervene whenever at-risk behaviors or hazards are identified;
  • Communicate audit findings with operational teams to ensure hazards are mitigated in a timely manner;
  • Investigate all incidents, perform root cause analysis, recommend and aid in the implementation of corrective actions;
  • Complete incident reports and relevant data input into Health and Safety Management Systems, Communicate incidents, injuries and safety concerns to all operational and safety teams as required;
  • Follow up on corrective actions from all incident investigations to ensure timely implementation; Administer all occupational injuries by reporting within required timeframes and by utilizing modified work program
  • Provide orientation to general staff, field staff and subcontractors as well as collection and compilation of training records;
  • Organize, develop, deliver and implement Toolbox Talks, Safe Work Procedures, Job Hazard Analysis, emergency response plans, training seminars, and other workshops, and presentations on health, safety and environmental topics to operational teams including supervisors and employees;
  • Prepare of contract-specific Hazard Assessments and safety execution plans in compliance with client requirements;
  • Coordinate, collect and input of required safety documentation and perform other common administrative tasks associated with the role;
  • Utilize Health and Safety Management Systems and applications daily to perform administrative tasks
  • Collect, organize and submit weekly deliverables to clients;
  • Monitor and assist in maintaining PPE inventory;
  • Understand ethical behavior and safety practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.


  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a full time HSE role that involved managing, planning and implementation of HSE requirements;
  • NCSO or equivalent certification is required
  • Post secondary education in occupational health and safety or equivalent would be an asset.
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant OH&S Acts, Regulations, industry best practices and other applicable legislation; including WSIB reporting and IHSA COR requirements;
  • Proven track record of promoting safety on job sites and throughout the organization;
  • Must be capable of working in a team environment, and promoting group cohesion;
  • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the project and organization; Be coachable and enthusiastic about coaching others.
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, make decisions quickly and work under pressure;
  • Solid knowledge of investigation techniques;
  • Familiar with auditing techniques (i.e. COR / ISO);
  • Experience in Heavy Civil construction – Deep Foundation construction experience would be an asset;

In this role – You will have opportunities to build relationships with industry leaders from around the globe with an employer that is committed to career development. A competitive compensation and benefits package is also included.

Salary: $75,000.00-$90,000.00 per year


Commuter benefits, Company events, Dental care, Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Employee stock purchase plan, Extended health care, Life insurance, Paid time off, RRSP match, Stock options, Store discount, Vision care, Wellness program


· 10 hour shift- Day shift

· Monday to Friday- with occasional weekends

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can forward their resume and cover letter to melodie@nesworks.com


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