Sharifi - Safety Advisor - Thornhill, Vaughan, ON, Canada

Mohammad Sharifi

Thornhill, Vaughan, ON, Canada


Safety Advisor


• In depth knowledge of federal and provincial (Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and North West Territories) occupational health and safety regulations

• Core competency in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management System implementation, monitoring, analysis and auditing
• Expertise in conducting Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA)
• Experienced in incident notification, investigation, root cause analysis and corrective actions

• Proficiency in Emergency Response Planning (ERP) and practicing emergency drills
• Expertise in Sustainable Development gap analysis, pollution prevention and environmental waste management

Work History

Senior Health and Safety Advisor

Hatch Ltd

Iron Mine (Baffinland, Nunavut Territory), Oil facilities (Edmonton, Alberta), North West Path (City of Toronto, Ontario), OPG Niagara Falls Tunnel (Niagara Falls, Ontario) and Potash Mine (Esterhazy, Saskatchewan)

• Compiled Project Specific Health and Safety set-up documentation aligned with the Hatch Corporate Health and Safety folders
• Led and facilitated the Project Hazard Analysis, Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and Risk Assessments process across all Project disciplines
• Developed, implemented and coordinated incident investigation, root cause analysis, reporting, and statistical returns for various Projects
• Promoted a culture in where Health and Safety is a top value where buy in power helped preventing incidents
• Prepared, implemented and reviewed project's safety plan and safe work procedures
• Reviewed at risk behaviors, identify critical areas of concentration, provide mentoring and administer incentive programs to encourage best practices to reduce average 7% incidents through my 4 recent projects
• Advised and provided support to general foremans, superintendents and upper management in safety related items
• Led and facilitated educational toolbox, safety meetings and training sessions to promote safety awareness, communication, alignment and culture
• Worked closely with front-line management, safety and contractor teams to monitor trends and identify opportunities for reducing costs, injuries and risk factors
Held morning Tool Box Meetings to review and make workers aware of current hazards and preventative actions to reduce and eliminate hazards.
• Mentored and assisted the Joint Health and Safety Committees for projects and Hatch corporate offices
• Ensured inclusion of Health and Safety in preparation of Project Execution Plans, Definition of Objectives and Project kick-off

Health and Safety Volunteer

Toronto Chapter

Applied existing knowledge and networked with Ontario's industrial health and safety representatives to raise awareness of and resolve Health and Safety concerns

HSE Advisor


PEDCO (Petroiran Development Company), is a big general EPCM contractor which is active mainly in turnkey chemical projects from conceptual design to production phases, cooperating with multinational well-known companies e.g. SHELL and Worley Parsons, - projects valued at approximately 7.5 billion CAD

• Conducted HSE Risk Assessments and job hazard analysis meetings to ensure all potential of hazards are identified, documented and corrected either by the contractor, or by the PEDCO
• Developed and implemented and audited HSE plan, to achieve reduction of exposure to hazards and accidents on projects and minimize environmental impacts
• Interpreted applicable codes, standards, guidelines, and relevant legislation
• Identified Health and Safety needs with regards to training, programs and procedures and take steps to ensure compliance with local legislations
• Investigated accidents to identify root causes and provide corrective and preventive actions
• Conducted HSE document audits on contractors to ensure that they are able to implement reasonable Health and Safety practices
• Designed Emergency Response Plan and drills for emergency cases

HSE Supervisor/Advisor


Jad Tahghighat Group (JTG), a production and consulting group in chemical, petrochemical, refinery and energy projects

• Produced files on hazardous situation and condition activities such as confined space, working at heights, material storage, welding, grinding, and work permits
• Reviewed HSE programs to determine adequacy and continual improvement
• Conducted monitoring and reporting on changes to safety regulation and legislation, and reflect these changes in safety procedures
• Assessed health and safety and environmental plans, and specifications for construction of new projects to determine whether all requirements were met
• Compiled, analyzed and interpreted statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents, near misses and anomalies to verify applicable plans were provided to minimize and eliminate loss
• Maintained hazardous waste databases, chemical usage and personnel exposure information to support Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
• Coached employees about environmental and safety procedures and standards
• Inspected HSE equipment to identify and correct potential hazards and ensure required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided

Qualifications & Certifications

Ryerson University

Environmental Engineering

Tarbiat-e-Modarres University Iran

Chemical Engineering

Amirkabir University of Technology

St. John

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