EHS Coordinator

Date: Nov 22, 2020

Location: Surrey, BC, CA

Company: My Career Site

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.