Reference : 571267

Coordinator, Environmental Safety & Health (EHS)

  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Canada
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/07/2019

Position description

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the EHS Coordinator is a hands-on position providing leadership for the Health, Safety and Environment programs at the Plant. Working within the framework of World Class Manufacturing facility, this position is responsible for creating, supporting and sustaining an autonomous EHS culture, through mentoring and training that is consistent with the Company’s Values and Attitudes. This position is also responsible for  developing and maintaining ISO systems, EHS standard operating procedures, risk identification, risk reduction awareness and methods.


  • Implement, monitor and support defined environmental, health, and safety programs to ensure compliance with all applicable corporate and provincial workplace safety regulations, legislation and industry standards
  • Provide interactive, hands-on leadership, training, coaching and mentoring to all hourly and salaried employees
  • Coordinate all required safety training for but not limited to confined space, lock out/tag out, first aid, fall protection and conduct new hire and contractor safety orientation
  • Conduct and ensure timely completion of workplace EHS investigations and accident/injury reporting using WCM tools
  • Coach/lead Risk Assessments; lock out/tag out, working at heights, or other safe work plan processes
  • Responsible for Workers’ Compensation claims administration, workplace accommodations and return to work plans
  • Daily, weekly and monthly data entry into Corporate EHS systems and reports and maintain EHS training program to ensure proper training is provided for all Saint-Gobain Safety Standards
  • Analyze EHS data to populate and use WCM Safety, Environmental and Health Pillar Boards
  • Liaises with government entities and maintain all EHS related permits
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as needed and / or requested by management


Prepares capital cost estimates for expenditures that support our goals and may control aspects of expenditures within the approved budget.  Tender negotiations with approved vendors.


Works in a manufacturing plant environment with limited HVAC, concrete floors, and exposure to industrial noise, dust, chemicals and temperature changes.  Normal plant operation is 24 hours, 7 days a week and work hours may vary depending on business needs.  May require long hours, and weekend and holiday work.  May require travel by air and rental cars.


Must be able to spend a significant amount of time on plant floor.  Job includes tasks that require long periods of sitting, walking, standing, working on a computer or engaging in telephone conversation.  Must be capable of wearing personal protective equipment necessary to comply with government and company safety standards whenever engineered methods of reducing hazards or physical requirements cannot be reasonably accommodated.

The above declarations are not intended to be all-inclusive of this position’s duties, responsibilities and requirements to do this job.  They are intended only to describe its general nature.



  • University Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Relations or any other relevant field of study OR Technical College Degree in Environment, Hygiene and Work Safety combined with significant related experience
  • CRSP Designation preferred
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of experience as an EHS Coordinator
  • Excellent knowledge and previous experience with Provincial and Federal EHS standards, regulations and legislation
  • Experience in a unionized manufacturing environment is an asset
  • Experience managing WCB reporting and return to work process
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others without direct authority
  • Ability to conduct training programs and facilitate group presentations
  • Experience with writing policies and procedures for health and safety
  • Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Proficient in using computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be a self-starter and team player
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of WCM Environmental and Safety Pillars
  • Knowledge of Scientific Problem Solving Methods (preferably WCM FI toolset)
  • ISO frameworks
  • EHS professional designations

Who are we ?

With 12 300 employees in 56 countries, the Gypsum and Ceilings Activity extracts and processes gypsum into a wide array of plaster products for construction and decoration meeting growing customer demand for a comfortable and visually pleasing home environment, and also the ease to install.

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