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Safety Coordinator

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Date: Jan 8, 2019

City/State/Province: Calgary, AB, CA, T3S 0A1

Company: Colas

9660 Enterprise Way SE Calgary, AB T3S 0A1

Phone: 403-255-1131 Fax: 403-212-4755


Standard General Inc. Calgary is a growing, dynamic contractor in land development and road construction in the greater Calgary area. Through our affiliation with the Colas Group of Companies, we are part of an organization that is a world leader in road construction. You’ll be able to take advantage of professional development and growth opportunities while working on exciting, leading-edge projects. Standard General is dedicated to making a lasting impression through our work, our people and our relationships.


About The Role

Reporting to the Safety Manager, the Safety Coordinator is responsible for a wide range of activities and initiatives. This position uses a multiple approach method, geared at educating employees in safety culture and awareness, acting as a resource for all safety related concerns, conducting workplace investigations and inspections and ensuring company safety policies and procedures are followed.


As a Safety Coordinator at Standard General Inc. Calgary you will:

  • Act as an information resource by addressing all related concerns, conducting new employee orientations, and assisting with the communication of all safety related initiatives to the employees of Standard General Inc. Calgary.
  • Register new employees for RSTS and assign specific modules for the division they will be working in.
  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Assist supervision in conducting accident/ incident investigation reports and act as the first response to investigate incidents in the worksite, to determine root cause and assist in the development of timely and relevant corrective actions.
  • On occasion, deliver internal training to employees
  • Encourage and educate employees on how to perform their tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Regularly conduct worksite inspections and audits to ensure employee and subcontractor compliance with Standard General policies, procedures and the Alberta OH&S Legislation.
  • Educate all employees on the company’s Drug and Alcohol policy, Post Incident testing, Fit-for-duty requirements and self-help awareness.
  • Track and maintain employee safety training records and assist the Safety Manager in creating yearly training budgets as well as reschedule training as necessary.
  • Ensure all employees have access to applicable SDS documentation.
  • In conjunction with WCTL and the Safety Manager, assist in maintaining the company’s Modified Work Program and managing WCB claims.
  • Organize and maintain safety documentation including, but not limited to, completed HA’s, inspections, WCB files and tailgate meetings.
  • Track monthly inspections by all supervisory levels to ensure compliance with company stated frequencies.
  • Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support as required by the Safety Manager.
  • Promote a team approach throughout the organization and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information and gather ideas.
  • Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.
  • Other Safety related duties as required


To Be Successful In this Role, You Will Need:

  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience and proven track record within a safety department.
  • Experience with excavating and trenching, confined space and fall protection procedures is considered an asset.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • NCSO Certification (including Auditor status in good standing)
  • Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Standard First Aid
  • TDG Train-the-Trainer is considered an asset
  • WHMIS Train-the-Trainer is considered an asset
  • Flagger Train-the-Trainer is considered an asset
  • An OHS Certificate from a post-secondary institution or willingness to obtain is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, WCB and Provincial/Federal job and industry specific legislation.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills in Excel, Word, Project, Outlook
  • Knowledge of NSC Legislation is an asset
  • Strong morals, ethics and a commitment to privacy;
  • Comfortable speaking to or instructing groups of people
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Proven ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately;
  • Strong work ethic, sense of responsibility and confidentiality;
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Organized self-starter, attentive to detail and able to work independently;
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks, likely with competing priorities;
  • Approachable, positive demeanor with a hands-on and team-oriented work style;
  • Ability to deliver well-written reports summarizing events;
  • Ability to work overtime as required;
  • Ability to complete most work in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather;
  • Must be physically able to walk over rough terrain for extended periods of time;
  • Must be physically able to lift and carry at least 50lbs;
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.


What We Can Offer You

  • Competitive wage with company vehicle and gas card
  • Comprehensive benefits package with company matching Pension Plan
  • Professional development and continuous learning
  • The opportunity to work with some amazing people!


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.