Health And Safety Coordinator

Govan Brown & Associates


Govan Brown is a national construction firm headquartered in Toronto. Our expertise is in commercial interiors and core & shell construction. Since 1994, we’ve demonstrated excellence through our commitment to exceptional service, quality work and innovation. We provide an environment that engages our people, encourages strong work ethics, fosters growth and development, and supports the communities in which we work. Govan Brown is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and one of Canada’s Top 40 Contractors.


  • Safety: We prioritize safety at GB, with daily safety activities woven into our operations and safety programming throughout the year. We also offer a $400 Boot Allowance every two years to ensure employees have access to CSA approved safety boots.
  • Summer hours: Get a head start on your weekends from Victoria Day through Thanksgiving
  • Fun Team and Volunteer Events: Enjoy the opportunity to socialize with team members at events and volunteer activities within the community.
  • Service and Referral Rewards: We appreciate our employees’ commitment to our success and growth through various creative rewards, (including a personalized bobblehead for a key milestone!)
  • Professional Development & training: Expand your knowledge through various internal training programs and support of your professional certification goals.
  • Health & Dental benefits: Such as prescription drug coverage, medical services, dental and vision as well as a Health Spending Account of $750 (minimum) to use as you like to top up our benefit programs.
  • Wellness & Life Balance: Through our Employee Assistance Program we offer wellness tools for employees and their families, as well as a minimum of 3 weeks of vacation.
  • Investing in your future: We offer a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with up to 5% match and an Employee Share Purchase Program (ESPP).


We’re looking for a Health & Safety Coordinator to join our Kitchener team. As the Health & Safety Coordinator, you will execute all H&S policies, programs, and processes on assigned construction sites. Leveraging and maintaining successful relationships, you will work collaboratively with our site management team and utilize strong knowledge of construction safety to advance Govan Brown’s robust safety culture.

Your responsibilities will include but is not limited to:

  • Oversee the Health & Safety on assigned project construction sites
  • Coordinate and conduct site safety orientations for all subcontractors, weekly toolbox meetings, site safety inspections.
  • Conduct regular site safety inspections and create related reports
  • Monitor the performance of all site trades and ensure they are working in a safe manner, utilizing the proper protective equipment and practices
  • Investigate all injuries, accidents and near misses and identify the causes and recommend required improvements in safety standards
  • Complete all accident/incident reports in a timely manner – including WSIB and OH&S forms etc. and ensure accidents are properly reported to all appropriate parties
  • Actively participate as a member of Joint health and safety committees and/or worker trade committees.
  • Assist subcontractors with site-specific Methods of Procedure (MOP)
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and enforce Occupational Health & Safety regulations and practices
  • Act as a liaison with all stakeholders, including the government, WSIB, management, subcontractors, clients and workers regarding aspects of health and safety


  • 3 years working with a general contractor or construction management company leading health & safety on commercial construction sites
  • Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
  • NCSO certification or working towards is an asset
  • WSIB certified committee member
  • Standard First Aid with CPR A + AED
  • Valid driver’s license is an asset
  • Up to date on Occupational Health & Safety legislation and regulations
  • Strong leadership skills to effectively hold others accountable for working in a safe manner
  • Relationship savvy and interpersonal skills to demand the respect of all stakeholders
  • Commitment to recognizing and mitigating risks
  • Strong negotiation and dispute resolution skills
  • Highly organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office including MS Outlook


  • Office location is 87 King St W, Kitchener.
  • This is not a hybrid or remote role.
  • Exposure to construction work site environments in all seasons.

Govan Brown is an equal opportunity employer, and we would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that we will only be contacting the candidates under consideration.