Director of Safety
Diversified Transportation Ltd
Fort McMurray, AB
2d ago


Director of Health, Safety and Environment

Location : Fort McMurray, AB

Nature and Scope

The Director of Health, Safety and Environment provides safety leadership, support, and coordination for the Employee Transportation Division of the Pacific Western Group of Companies.

This position coordinates with the Directors of Safety for the other Lines of Business and is a member of, contributes to, and takes direction from the PWT Safety Council.


  • This position reports to the Vice President of Employee Transportation.
  • Additionally, there is a dotted line relationship with the General Manager of Employee Transportation.
  • There are 3 direct reports.
  • Objectives

  • Ensure Employee Transportation has the highest safety rating and are continually in compliance with all regulations
  • Reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of collisions, workers’ compensation injury claims, other disability claims and other losses
  • Ensure the Lines of Business have applied sufficient due diligence to minimize the possibility of litigation
  • Lead the KPI process and budget including action plans as needed to address concerns.
  • Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of a college or university degree in a Management related field; specifically, certification in Occupational Health and Safety
  • CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) or NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer)
  • 10 or more years’ experience in an HSE leadership role with demonstrated leadership development and team building success
  • Previous Transportation industry and fleet experience preferred
  • Litigation experience considered an asset
  • Knowledge of applicable HSE regulations, codes, practices and standards
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Ability to multi-task in a multi-office / location organization
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Clear driver’s abstract
  • Valid class 1 or 2Q license preferred
  • Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure Regulatory Compliance Fleet safety, workplace safety, & environmental regulations Monitor / manage carrier profiles Coordinate and manage internal and external audits / inspections Liaise with Government agencies to keep informed and to provide feedback & special requests
  • Lead and oversee Collision Files Work with PWT Insurance staff and assigned adjusters 3rd party at fault claims recovery oversight
  • Lead and oversee Disability Advisors work - Workers’ Compensation Claims Return to work programs Enroll in and monitor COR programs Claims management and appeals oversight
  • Own Safety KPI Process Capturing, reporting, and following up oversight Assist with yearly budget and action plans Trend analysis Assist managers to accomplish their targets and respond to problems
  • Connect, Promote, and Engage Help ensure Core Values, Safely Home, and Safety Vision are communicated in ways our employees and our clients understand Participate in award and recognition programs Encourage and promote Small Group Safety Meetings Promote safety awareness and visibility
  • Measure, Monitor, and Mentor Gather, organize, analyze, and report out on a variety of safety performance data and assist management in their response Support Line VP’s, Managers, and other department Directors
  • Conduct Investigations Collision / incident investigation process oversight Liability and preventability determination Root cause analysis
  • Stay Current with Technology Telematics / IVMS oversight Monitor new collision avoidance technologies
  • Liaise with Training Coordinate and connect with the Training Department Ensure safety KPI, trends, root cause analysis results, etc.
  • are embraced by training departments

  • Liaise with Operations Coordinate and connect with the Operations management and staff Assist Ops with emergency response procedures, safety KPI follow up, compliance with regulations, policies, & procedures, etc.
  • Provide Cost of Safety Oversight Assess all safety initiatives against the time / money required to ensure there is enough value provided to DTL and / or the client Use benefits case method to develop and assess new initiatives Right size programs to match the size and needs of each organization Promote a targeted strategic goals approach Work closely with Finance team to ensure the KPI and Cost of Safety process is accurate, consistent, and reliable
  • Manage Safety Perception Survey Process Assist managers to administer the yearly survey Analyze results and assist managers to respond
  • Work in the Field Liaise with Client’s, passengers, the public, & industry as assigned Ensure that our client’s senior leadership are aware of our safety track record
  • Develop Policies and Procedures Assist reviewing, developing, updating the variety of manuals including an Emergency Response Manual and Business Continuity Plan Seek out, capture, adapt, and document industry best practices
  • Attend / Conduct Meetings Participate in Safety Council, Safety Conference, weekly Directors Huddles and client meetings as required.
  • Develop and put on presentations as required

  • Leadership Lead and develop a team of safety and disability professionals
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