Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Summary

The Safety Coordinator is responsible for providing field support for the Project Environmental Health & Safety programs including ensuring compliance with all relevant federal and provincial regulations (Ontario Regulation Part IV: Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons and Cofferdam). The Safety Coordinator must be a flexible and adaptable team-player with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the company management team, employees, and the Project Owner.

Principal Functional Responsibilities

  • Conduct safety training on various topics including the proper use of PPE and other safety equipment.
  • Develop training materials for and facilitate project specific safety orientations and tool box talks.
  • Conduct frequent job site walks and inspections.
  • Monitor PPE supplies to ensure an adequate supply is always on hand to meet project needs.
  • Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments to control, eliminate, and prevent injury caused by chemical, physical or ergonomic factors.
  • Monitor ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, and other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.
  • Maintain all necessary safety logs, i.e.; gas testing, air velocity, and other required tests.
  • Develop and maintain all required hygiene programs such as noise surveys and ventilation surveys.
  • Perform accident/incident investigations to identify causes and determine how such accidents may be prevented in the future.
  • Provide technical guidance on Ontario Regulation IV: Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons and Cofferdams and other safety standards.
  • Assist with COR certification process.

Essential Qualifications And Skills

  • Minimum of 2-5 years related safety supervision experience on heavy civil construction projects (TBM tunnel project experience is preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, or related field or 8 years of equivalent construction safety work experience.
  • NCSO certification is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others to follow safety rules and regulations.
  • Strong critical thinking, decision making/problem solving skills.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and shifts as required by the Project.
  • Must live in the Greater Toronto Area or be willing to relocate to the project location in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Internet Explorer.
  • Demonstrated successful ability to build positive partnerships and work collaboratively with Project Team, Owner, and Subcontractors.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to look overhead; use hands to grasp; reach with arms; stand, walk, bend; and occasionally stoop, kneel, squat, and twist; sit, climb, and balance. The employee must have vision adequate to perform all required tasks, including the ability to recognize and read hand signals. The employee is frequently required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to enter confined spaces (tunnel), wear personal protective equipment as needed to perform job tasks, may be exposed to vibration, occasionally exposed to moving machinery, mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and must be able to properly use, handle and dispose of hazardous materials per MSDS regulations and company procedures. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high precarious places, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is sometimes very loud. The employee is expected to work in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining a clean work area.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this classification. Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed as deemed appropriate by management at any time.

Jay Dee Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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