Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist (HVAC) - GTA region

Health & Safety / Santé et sécurité Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario Mississauga, Ontario


Position at Ainsworth

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Job Summary

Under the direction of the Regional HSEQ Director – Eastern Canada, the HSE Specialist will be responsible for directly ensuring that their assigned Business Unit (BU) implements and maintains all provincial and company mandated HSE programs, through collaborative project management and ongoing training and development.


  • Implement and maintain regional HSE-Management Systems (MS) developed by Ainsworth HSE. Feedback to Regional HSEQ Director regarding status of HSE-MS program activities and opportunities for improvement.
  • Facilitate regional HSE and COR activities, conduct and submit internal COR audit, and complete field HSE Specialist scorecard activities.
  • Support environmental program requirements and regional activities to manage waste, pollution, spills, unplanned releases, and meet environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by and in accordance with all applicable Health, Safety and Environmental company policies and government legislation/regulations
  • Backup for other HSE personnel as directed by the Regional HSEQ Director.
  • Attend toolbox talks, project/service management meetings, and project meetings to provide HSE support.
  • Facilitate regional HSE meeting with operational BU leaders
  • Immediately respond to incident notifications, escalate incident notification to their supervisor, and assist the region with case management during regular business hours and non-business hours.
  • Provide required information for regional specific HSE prequalification activities ensuring they are accurate and timely.
  • Work with regional BU leaders to manage fleet safety through review of driver’s risk scorecard and utilize GPS data to assist in incident investigations
  • Coordinate inspection audits of facilities and equipment to identify health and safety hazards and follow-up with corrective or preventative actions.
  • Monitor regional preventative maintenance programs to ensure that the business units are meeting regulatory requirements for fleet and tools and equipment are meeting minimum guidelines for calibration and testing
  • Maintain records and coordinate investigations of work-related incidents including: injuries, illnesses, motor vehicle accidents and property damage and make recommendations to reduce or eliminate those instances through corrective and preventative actions
  • Manage worker’s compensation claims and return to work programs as well as activities to promote general health and safety issues.
  • Coordinate and monitor environmental control activities in addition to be responsible for waste minimization, recycling, reduction of hazardous chemicals, pollution control, and health/safety/environmental regulatory requirements.


  • Minimum 5 years of proven working experience in the HSE field within the construction environment, union and non-union. Established resilience with heavy workload working within tight deadlines.
  • Detailed working knowledge of provincial Occupational Health & Safety Acts and Regulations, WSIB legislation, fire and electrical codes.
  • A recognized post-secondary education in Health and Safety and Environmental field or equivalent experience. CRSP designation or actively engaged in working towards this certification will be considered an asset.
  • Proven facilitation, verbal and written communication skills (English) along with superior interpersonal and organizational skills required to deliver training and coaching to teams and individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Previous experience with HSE systems that meet COR, and familiar with ISO 9001, ISO 1400 and applicable HSE standards.
  • Superior computer skills – Excel, MSWord, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.


While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.

Ainsworth is an integrated multi-trade company, offering end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.