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Health and Safety Coordinator

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
February 25, 2020

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Gregory Hick

Suite ***, *** - Richard Street

Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 5H6

Cell: 1-780-***-****


Health and Safety Coordinator- Clear Stream

Fort McMurray AB.

Over 30 years Health & Safety Management experience, including 8 years within the Oil & Gas Industry. Dedicated to maintaining highly-effective safety programs that eliminates or reduces hazards, occupational injuries and financial loss. Reliable employee with exceptional analytical, organizational and people skills. Strong personal ethics and integrity. Convey a professional image of honesty and concern for the needs of my Team Members. Work well under pressure and deadlines. Highly organized team-builder with strong leadership experience. Excellent communicator seeking a challenging career as the Field Safety Coordinator position with Acuren with the opportunity for professional growth.


Acuren / Tacten - Fort McMurray, Alberta 03/23/2016 – To date

Health & Safety Coordinator (CNRL Horizon and CNUL Albian Site)


Supporting Acuren’s / Tacten’s operations team at CNRL Horizon interfacing with the client’s management team onsite.

Dealing and interacting with all levels of management both inter-company and client based.

Learning processes quickly and effectively such as Quickbase and Sharefile,

Completing workplace inspections and follow up in a timely fashion.

Develop leading and lagging indicators and sharing trends with all teams.

Supporting frontline workers, supervisors, superintendents and site managers and ensure that the company is staying within the compliance of the OH&S codes.

Develop safety presentations for the operations team that meet the expectations of the management group.

Desk-top audits on paper work and relay the trends back to the workers, supervisors and management.

Lead planned observations and crew inspection with the supervisors and management.

Perform site audits and inspection on a monthly base at both sites that I support.

I support all facets of the business during turn arounds, safety, logistics, human resources and operation, in training and orientations, taking care of the workers and ensure there have the training certificates such as confined space cards on my sites and on other site as well.

I flow to work, needing no or little direction for other to complete my job each day.

Filled in as the Operation Lead during managers vacation.

Horton CBI, CNRL Horizon- Fort McMurray, Alberta 9/8/2015 - 11/8/2015

Health & Safety Lead


· Lead orientations for all trades and administration.

· Lead project inspections such as fall arrest and fall protection, rigging and cranes.

· Directly worked on the project mentoring Superintendents, Supervisors and General Forman and Frontline Workers

Developed JSA’s and Toolbox talks daily to be used in the field.

Developed and Lead Company Safety Initiatives through weekly safety meeting and I Care meetings.

Trended Leading Indicators and I Care Indicators for a proactive safety program.

· Lead training programs and company competencies programs.

· Conducted Workplace Health & Safety Inspections and Equipment Vehicle Inspections to mitigate potential loss to personnel, equipment and property.

MAD Oilfield Solutions, Lac La Biche, Alberta 7/16/2012 - 8/25/2015

Health & Safety Manager

Sites Include:

Devon Energy Jackfish 1,2 and 3

Cenovus Christine Lake

Enbridge – Cheechham, Athabasca Terminal, Abee, Kirby (North and South) – Fort Saskatchewan.

Meg Energy – Christina Lake

Stat Oil – Conklin.


· Before my appointment as Health & Safety Manager, MAD Oilfield Solutions had very little safety culture. I completely turned this situation around, and now the company has achieved and maintains COR Status, supported by a powerful high-performance Health and Safety Program.

· I also managed special resources, such as WCB Management, Sub-Contractor and Clients Pre-Qualification Programs, ISNet World, PIC’s, and Comply Works.

· Directly worked on projects and managed Supervisors and HSE Advisors.

· Developed SOP’s and stored on-line for all to view and use in the field.

· Involved with training programs and company orientations.

· Extensive technical writing experience, including SOP’s, SWP’s, CTA’s, JSA’s, Risk Assessments and Job Plans.

· Conducted Workplace Health & Safety Inspections and Equipment Vehicle Inspections to mitigate potential loss to personnel, equipment and property.

· Interviewed, hired, trained and managed up to 4 Health & Safety Coordinators.

· Maintained low staff turnover through effective motivational management.

Suncor Energy - Main Plant, Fort McMurray, Alberta 2/15/2012 - 6/30/2012

Health & Safety Specialist


· Provided Sub-contractor Audits, Primary Extractions Health and Safety Resource for operation, special projects, Sub-contractor management, turn around support plus management support.

· Managed power user skills in programs such as SAP, ISNet World, PIC’s and Comply Works.

· As a power user of SAP, I was chosen to train team of safety specialist in improved methods of reporting of leading and lagging key indicators.

· Worked in all areas of Suncor from Up-grading, Extractions to Mining.

Big Eagle Services, Fort McMurray, Alberta 8/16/2011 - 2/10/2012

HSE Coordinator


· Worked at all 4 sites in the Oil Sands, including Shell Alban, Suncor, Syncrude, Nexen and including Total/Suncor Project.

· Provided all facets of Health and Safety program requirements, performed COR audits and provided OH&S advice.

Clean Harbors (Previously “Eveready Energy”), Grassland, Alberta 08/16/2007 - 8/1/2011

HSE Field Advisor

· Provided a wide range of planned and unplanned inspections and incident investigation, finding the root causes and acting on near misses to prevent reoccurrences.

· Provided comprehensive knowledge in key safety areas.

· I have three years of experience in Heavy Oil (Sage-D), also experience in the gas facilities both sweet and sour, with extensive experience in the pipeline field.

Weyerhaeuser, Grande Prairie, Alberta 02/06/1987 – 07/6/2007

Dry End Master Process Operator (2003 - 6/2007)

· As an On-Shift Leader(L-1), I was responsible for Process Reliability, Quality and Qualification and Safety of my team members and others.

· Tracked monthly Safety Meeting and Team Safety Statistics.

· Obtained Safety leadership II title (L-2) for site safety, which is the highest safety position on our site.

· Responsible for Loss Prevention/Emergency Response.

· Area Shutdown Safety Coordination for the last 15 years. The role involves providing safety direction to operation personal and contractor safety leaders, behavioral safety confrontation, issue resolution, and safety pre-planning and incident investigation.

· SAP power user, including incident reporting, running analytical reports payroll and work orders.

· Responsible for Document Management of four 6-member Dry End Teams.

· Managed ISO documents for Quality and Reliability and the Qualification Document and Manuals.

· Member of Emergency Response Department, as part of their Fire and Rescue team. Over time I assumed the position of Assistant-Fire Chief.

Dry End Process Support Role - Pulp Mill (2001 - 2003)

· Managed all ISO and Qualification Documents, along with all Isolation and Lock out Documents.

· Managed and supported all Safety Systems for our Business Unit.

· Managed training and qualifying. Maintained Skill Profiles for each team in our business unit.

· Performed site inspection with FM global as backup for the Loss Control Officer.

· Owner of all of our Business Units Safe Practices and Safe Operating Practices.

Finishing & Shipping Operator - Pulp Mill (1989 - 2000)

· Responsible for the daily operation of the Dry End.

· Member of the Emergency Response Team.

· Dry End operation consisted of five positions rotated on 4-hour basis. Shipping, Cutter, Bale line, Lab, and Fork truck.

· Served as Dry End Master, responsible for the training and qualification of team members in addition to daily operations.

· Team Safety Leader and Shutdown Safety Area Representative.

· Lead Rescue Technician and Assistance Fire Chief. Member of incident command to control the incident scene and determine course of action.

Saw Mill Finishing Operator - Saw Mill (1987 - 1988)

· Stick Stacker, Trim Saws, Bins, and Lumber Stacker.

· Coordinator of Training on my Home Team.

Credentials & Qualifications

NCSO Certification

Safe Trenching and Ground Disturbance registration # -1860824

WHIMIS Train the Trainer - registration # 1860637

Leadership for Safety Excellence- registration # 185013

Alberta Certified Peer Health and Safety Auditor- Certification # 11390109

Confined Space Awareness- Certification # 1855549

Basic Instructional Techniques- Certificate # 1855778

Alberta OHS Legislation Awareness – Certificate # 1856320

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Train the Trainer) Certificate #1856682

Principles of Health and Safety Management – Certificate # 1858888

Prime Contractor Course - Certificate # 1862249

Construction Safety Administration - Certificate # 1862887

Construction Safety Training Systems - Registration # 2020597

NFPA Internationally Certified Fire Fighters AFTS. Part 1A - 3

NFPA 472- Hazardous Materials Technician/ Private Sector Specialist

NFPA Building Construction for the Fire Service

NFPA Municipal Part I-VI

NFPA Vehicle Extrication and Trench Rescue

NFPA Dangerous Goods First Responder - Operator

NFPA Fire Prevention for the Firefighter

Enform H2S Alive – Certification # HAL - 168***-******,

OSSA – Confined Space

Saint John’s First Aid-(CPR)

IPS Technical Level II Rope Rescue

Incident Investigation Training

Safe Start Training

Dealing with Difficult People

Anger Management

Steven Covey Seven Habits


Alberta Fire School in Vermillion

Internationally Certified Fire Fighter - NFPA Standard -1001

National Construction Safety Officer- Registration# 1897886, 4/2008

Wood Buffalo Regional Safety Committee – Started in 2018

Computer Skills:

SAP Power User

Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

Microsoft Scheduler

Pangea and Quick Base

High School Diploma - Hillside High, Valleyview, Alberta 1979

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