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Health and Safety Site Consultant @ Safety First Consulting Professional Corporation

Health and Safety Site Consultant

Safety First Consulting Professional Corporation is a woman-owned health and safety consulting company, providing services to various industry sectors throughout Ontario for over 17 years. We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual with expertise in Construction and Industrial Health and Safety to join our team. The ideal candidate will be required to fulfill the duties outlined below. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Why Join the Safety First Team?

Safety First is full of passionate, dedicated consultants who are skilled at what they do, and are driven to contribute to our vision and values:  keeping workplaces safe, compliant, and ensuring we contribute to the goal of reducing and eliminating workplace accidents. Our consultants are given flexibility and autonomy in their job as they provide safety advice, field support, recommendations, solutions and documentation to our many valued clients. Safety First is a rapidly growing company, with room for growth and career development. At Safety First, our workers are valued and supported to provide the best service in the safety industry.

ROLE

Reporting to the H&S Field Manager, the Health and Safety Consultant is responsible for assisting clients across the GTHA with managing their health and safety programs and onsite activity.

DAY-TO-DAY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise clients (management, supervisors, and workers) on compliance with OHSA & regulations, and regulatory bodies
  • Conduct site health & safety inspections for low-rise, high-rise construction projects and industrial facilities
  • Enforce OHSA, regulations, and employer-specific safety requirements
  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct training presentations related to H&S compliance (e.g. spill responses, fire safety training, workplace violence and harassment, H&S programs)
  • Ensure health and safety compliance for constructors, trades, and subcontractors
  • Develop and conduct health and safety orientation for workers, trades and subcontractors
  • Develop and present safety talks with workers on various health and safety topics
  • Develop and distribute safety memos and alerts, when required
  • Assist clients with coordination and completion of Joint Health & Safety Committees and Worker Trades Committees
  • Create customized traffic control plans in accordance with Construction Regulation 213/91, municipal requirements, and MTO Book 7
  • Advise on and develop site-specific safe work procedures and job hazard analysis for high-risk tasks
  • Complete full investigations and follow up implementation of corrective actions for various types of incidents (near misses, medical injuries, critical injuries)
  • Liaison with Ministry of Labour representatives during site visits
  • Ensure timely compliance with Ministry of Labour orders
  • Development of standard and custom H&S policies and guidelines
  • Full implementation and maintenance of health & safety management systems (including COR™) on construction projects

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in construction and industrial health and safety is required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience within consulting or related discipline
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety  preferred
  • Highly knowledgeable of the Ontario  Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Regulation 213/91, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851: Industrial Establishments
  • NCSO, CRSP, CRST designation(s) is an asset or working towards
  • Knowledge of COR elements, ISO 45001
  • Must be proficient in Office 365 applications, safety reporting software, time tracking software

We seek individuals who are:

  • Critical thinkers with the ability to be client-focused
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. Must be able to work autonomously and manage schedule for the week, while being flexible for on-call client requests, emergencies, and tight deadlines.
  • Confident in fast-paced work environment and able to work autonomously with proven results
  • A collaborative team player that will develop and build internal and external relationships
  • Bring a robust enthusiasm for workplace safety with strong abilities to educate their client base
  • Self-disciplined individual with an ability to work in an ever-changing environment
  • Able to handle client bases of all sizes, as well as high-scale projects
  • Able to track and review subcontractor H&S submissions for completion and accuracy (SWPs, JHAs, daily task hazard analysis, hot work permits) where required
  • Comfortable spending long periods in a construction environment of standing and walking through active job sites
  • Effective communicators that can interact with on site staff, visitors, subcontractors, trades, clients and vendors
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong presenter

The successful applicant must have a valid Ontario G license or equivalent, with a clean driving record. Must be comfortable  driving as the position requires travel from job sites.

Starting salary commensurate with experience and education.

Please send resume to  isabella@safetyfirstconsulting.ca We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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