EHS Coordinator
Basalite Concrete Products LLC
Surrey, BC, CA
1d ago

Basalite Concrete Products-Vancouver, ULC is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete products in Western Canada. Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, retaining wall systems, garden line products, and a full range of bagged dry mix products.

Basalite is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies.

Basalite’s Core Values guide our behavior and our business. The test of a company's values is not what is written or said, but by the actions and decisions made every day.

Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success.

POSITION SUMMARY : Under the direction of the General Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating efforts to ensure a safe working environment and those standards, record-keeping, permits and environmental concerns are maintained according to regulations.

The individual in this position is the inspiration and catalyst in promoting safe behavior and controlling / reducing unsafe acts.

The Environmental, Health and Safety Coordinator is also responsible for mitigating and improving security-related risks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPOSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conduct and record general orientation and location specific task training for new, temporary, and re-assigned employees.
  • Strong understanding of BC and Alberta OH&S regulations and their application.

  • Strong understanding of lock out and confined space requirements.
  • Work closely with plant operators and managers to learn the manufacturing and material handling processes
  • Create new safety documents as needed.
  • Ensure that Record Keeping and Documentation requirements are met.
  • Ensure that all accidents and injuries are properly investigated and that the written report accurately describes the circumstances surrounding the accident / injury.
  • Conduct safety committee meetings monthly.
  • Lead the safety committee in hazard discovery and correction.

  • Administer and coordinate weekly safety huddles or toolbox talks.
  • Ensure that regulatory agency required programs are readily available, maintained, reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
  • Ensure that company-required programs or processes are maintained.
  • Complete monthly plant inspections and track written action items resulting from those inspections.
  • Complete a monthly safety report for the General Manager.
  • Complete the required testing and reporting for Air Quality and ensure compliance with Metro Vancouver.
  • Collect and complete the required storm water testing and reporting for Provincial Water Quality Control Board.
  • Ensure compliance and permitting of air pressure tanks with BC & Alberta Safety Authority.
  • Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies, ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • Ensure safety and first aid supplies are in stock and available.
  • Inspect fire extinguishers and fire department connections.
  • QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required.

  • High school education or equivalent with Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Advanced courses / certificates in Environmental Management, Industrial Hygiene, Safety or Security is also a benefit.
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in Environmental, Health and Safety in a production environment is an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and mathematical skills.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

    to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Standing, walking, sitting, talking / listening, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms.
  • Lifting up to 100 pounds.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, heat or cold (non weather) conditions.
  • Very loud noise.
  • Basalite offers excellent benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental, vision and pension.

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