Regional EHS Advisor - Western Canada

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Nisku, Alberta, CA, T9E 7W1

Company: Applied Industrial Technologies

Our Purpose is to help our Customers, our Associates, our Suppliers, our Communities and our Shareholders in Achieving Superior Performance! This is what Applied Canada stands for. Applied® is a leading value-added distributor of bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power components and systems, specialty flow control solutions, and other industrial supplies, serving MRO and OEM customers. With over 50 facilities located across Canada and 650 Associates, Applied® supports the steel, mining, forestry, agriculture, automotive, oil and gas, food processing, power generation, pulp and paper, and transportation industries, just to name a few. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial, fluid power, and flow control applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber, fluid power, and flow control shop services. 


Applied Industrial Technologies LP is an extensive network of industrial distribution facilities located across Canada with its head office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We are currently seeking and have an immediate opening for a qualified and motivated individual to fill the position of Regional EHS Advisor – Western Canada based out of Nisku AB.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive culture change and adaptation of the EHS Program for the operations in Western Canada
  • Report to management on the status of the Applied safety program within their locations and provinces such as strengths, expectations and improvement opportunities.
  • Partner with branch managers and regional managers in the Applied West region to provide support for safety issues; working with all locations via monthly one on one video calls, operational calls and coaching.
  • Drive all aspects of health, safety and environmental programs to maintain full compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as internal and external business requirements
  • Participate in the incident management process for western Canada, ensuring mitigation of incident outcomes, modified work and root cause investigations as well as the assessment and development of corrective and preventative actions
  • Conduct Safety Audits/worksite inspections at branch and field locations
  • Develop and implement Applied EHS training programs
  • Audit, trend and develop presentations that will encourage and coach managers and associates on the 10 elements of safety such as Hazard Assessments, Investigations, Leading/Lagging Indicators, Root Cause etc..
  • Assist locations with incident investigations utilizing different investigation protocols and ability to identify meaningful corrective action controls.
  • Partner with operational managers to identify and manage all ongoing site EHS issues and hazards such as unsafe acts and conditions, PPE compliance, toxic agents, exposures and ensure appropriate actions are taken to control and mitigate potential exposures and risks
  • Representing the company for any EHS requirements/3rd party vendor issues for employees working on customer sites (i.e. Oil & Gas, Mining customers) for eastern Canada
  • Production of safety statistics and EHS metrics to support the evolution and commitment of the program across the operations
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the position
  • Other EHS projects as required


Required Experience and Education:

  • NCSO, OHS, CRSP or equivalent years experience in the health and safety sector. 
  • Exposure to and knowledge of provincial and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Strong ability to influence and lead associates, operations support, administrative support and leadership staff.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with very systematic approach and analytical mentality.
  • Strength in document control and ability to be independently organized utilizing Microsoft 365
  • Background applying COR audit expectations, maintenance and reviews
  • Operational comprehension of case management, WCB relations and investigative procedures 
  • General knowledge of technical trades and equipment in bearing, transmissions, oil and gas, mining and construction.
  • Completion of Standard First Aid – Level C CPR an asset
  • Independent thinker, self-motivated, high ethical and moral standards, team focused
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation to drive to and from Applied locations


Working Conditions: 

The position consists of office related duties (roughly 60% of the time), travel to and from Applied Canada locations located in BC, AB, SK and MB approximately 40% of the time.   




You will be part of a stable and established company with consistently strong performance and growth. We encourage you to contribute fresh new ideas. Here is just some of what we have to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and bonus opportunities
  • Health, vision, and dental coverage, RRSP w/ company match
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement and opportunities for development
  •  Company supported community involvement opportunities


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or any other characteristic prohibited by law.


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