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Safety Coordinator in Burlington at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job Description

Safety Coordinator (Industrial/Civil)

Our client is looking for a Safety Coordinator that will be responsible for providing guidance and technical support to the field staff.  This role will require you to administer site-specific requirements of the Company Specific Program, by the laws and regulations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, however, other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Administers, orientates and assists the Foreperson to ensure safety policies and procedures are practiced following the Company's Specific Program.

  • Conducts new hire safety orientation outlining the Company's Specific Program, safety requirements/expectations on the project site, as well as the client’s safety policies and procedures.

  • Prepares, coordinates and conducts training on health, safety and environmental related topics to protect, improve and maintain the employees’ and the project sites performance, as well as complying with legislative requirements.

  • Stays abreast with current health and safety knowledge, trends, laws and regulations.

  • Maintains Material Safety Data Sheets.

  • Distributes safety material, supplies and equipment.

  • Works closely with Project Managers and Superintendents to provide a clean, safe, secure and hazard free project site in compliance with the Clients policies & procedures, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • Conducts random and scheduled project site inspections, communicates findings to ensure workplace safety and routinely audits on-site safety compliance.

  • Assists supervisors in properly investigating and documenting all incidents/accidents and injuries, as well as ensuring a system is kept in place with proper documentation.

  • Supports the Director, Safety and Quality, in meeting the health and safety requirements outlined in the Company's Specific Program.

  • Coordinates and maintains workplace plans, such as emergency evacuations, fire emergency, traffic controls, etc.

  • Communicates information on identified hazards, precautions and required corrective actions throughout the project site, as necessary.

  • Establishes and interfaces with on-site relationships with clients’, subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Provides guidance and expertise to field staff on health and safety issues, as well as provides consultative advice to the project sites for continuous improvement.

  • Keeps proper records and documents related to safety in good condition and current as per legislative requirements.

  • Available for overtime as required by current department demand, including weekday evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • Practices good communication skills.

  • Reads, analyzes and interprets documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Writes routine reports and correspondence.

  • Effectively presents information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.


  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Health & Safety, Labour Relations, Engineering, or Construction Management related field with 3 – 5 years of experience, ideally in the construction industry. 
  • Thorough understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as other safety related laws and regulations, are necessary to apply the rules within the organization.

Interested applicants should send their resumes with project list in MS Word format to quoting “Job: Safety Coordinator (Construction)” in the subject line.  Design Group thanks all candidates for their interest in this opportunity. Please note that only candidates with local experience and criteria/experience will be contact. Due to the volume of resumes we receive we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview. 

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement process.  Alternative formats available upon request.