Reporting to the Regional Manager with a dotted line to the RailWorks Corporate Safety Health and Environment Director, the Health & Safety Coordinator coordinates and administers all aspects of company safety programs, ensuring that safety programs are correctly administered and communicated within assigned area of responsibility, and that federal, provincial, and local laws are met. The Health & Safety Coordinator ensures that offices and project/work sites provide a safe working environment for employees, customers and vendors; and works with the RailWorks Corporate Safety Health and Environmental Director on initiatives and programs as required.
Ensures compliance with local, provincial and federal Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, rules and regulations by implementing and administering safety policies and procedures.
Works with the Regional Manager and the Corporate Safety Health and Environment Manager to develop and implement proactive strategies and initiatives to reduce incidents, accidents, injuries, near misses, and to embed a safety culture in the workplace.
Responsible for the administration and enforcement of Health & Safety Policies, Fitness for Duty Program, project safety, accident, and hazard communication programs to maintain safe work environments.
Takes the necessary action to ensure that unsafe employee activities, procedures and practices are corrected.
Inspects work locations to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards.
Documents unsafe conditions, safety hazards and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
In collaboration with the Regional Manager, evaluates contractors and sub-contractors’ safety programs and policies; assists in ensuring all sub-contractors meet the Company’s sub-contractor safety requirements, performs appropriate orientation and training as necessary.
Conducts investigations of accidents and injuries through employee interviews, equipment inspections and site inspections, carefully reviewing the integrity of personal protective equipment, materials and job-site specific gear. Ensures documentation and appropriate follow up action occurs.
Coordinates scheduling and administration of employee safety training and maintains related database records and documentation.
Provides regular worksite and classroom safety training and orientation for all employees; provides training for hourly labor, foremen, supervisors and local managers in Health and Safety Policies, Fitness for Duty Program, work site safety practices, fire prevention, equipment and other materials and Company Policies.
Recommends appropriate disciplinary action to Management, when safety policies are violated.
Manages Workers’ Compensation program, claims and modified return to work programs.
General/Other Responsibilities and Duties:*
Ensures that all required records and reports are complete, accurate and correctly submitted to comply with all internal processes and comply with all local, provincial and federal regulations.
Assists with the preparation of materials and evidence for company use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations.
Provides informational signs, posters, barriers and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
Maintains safety files and records.
Remains current with health and safety best practices, applicable legislation, rules and regulations.
Completion of post secondary training specializing in health and safety such as the Quebec Construction Industry Safety Officer Certificate.
A minimum of 3 to 5 years of recent related safety experience in the construction industry.
Good working knowledge of and experience with federal, provincial and local workplace health & safety legislation, rules regulations and reporting processes and procedures.
Current First Aid Attendant Certificate.
Valid and clean drivers’ license.
Supervisory Experience in Railway Operations preferred.
Talents and Abilities:*
Ability to exercise sound judgment, conduct thorough investigations, perform root cause analysis, identify priorities and recommendations, develop, implement and execute action plans.
Effective analytical decision making skills.
Ability to effectively train staff and conduct training workshops.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and organize work.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to write effective reports.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people at all levels.
Proficiency utilizing common business applications such as Microsoft Office products.
Overnight travel to jobsites is required.
Exposure to outdoor/construction site environment in all weather conditions.
Work may be in and around live track (trains).
Work may be in urban, rural and isolated areas.
Railworks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Min