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Reports to Canadian Operations Manager.
Core function of this role is in assuming all aspects of the Health and Safety responsibilities for the Operations while overseeing Environmental Manager / Coordinator functions and responsibilities.
Assist is establishing and implementing Safety, Health and Environment objectives for Canadian Operations
Participate in monthly EHSQ Steering Committee Meetings and support Organizational directives for EHS
Monthly reporting of HS activities and results
Participate and support investigations and remedial actions of site incidents and near-hits.
Ensure programs, procedures, training, work practices and controls for HS are effectively implemented.
HS support and guidance for all employees within the Operations.
Manages all training requirements for Health and Safety
Assumes responsibilities for all IMERYS HS Campaigns and initiatives.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Drives implementation of HS programs and policies to assure compliance of all company facilities with Federal, Provincial, and Local HS regulations and standards.
Reports safety and health compliance issues, ensures environmental compliance issues are reported and works with local staff(s) to make recommendations to appropriate site management for correction.
Provides guidance and counsel to the site management teams on applicable HS programs, practices, and existing / proposed local, Provincial and Federal regulations.
Oversees and / or coordinates HS training mandated by MOL or local regulatory agencies and provides continuous training for Plant Managers, Maintenance Managers and others.
Oversees Environmental Coordinator in developing and implementing proactive environmental compliance and training programs to ensure all regulatory and permit requirements are met and continual environmental improvement is achieved.
Participates in safety and environmental audits of facilities in accordance with internal / external auditing schedules.
Fields HS interactions / observations
Directs and / or prepares, maintains, and submits safety reports and ensures Environmental permits have been submitted in a timely manner in accordance with Federal, Provincial, and Local EH&S regulations.
Actively participates in Change Management Reviews to ensure EHS safeguards are built into projects.
Responsible for Contractor approval process for the Operations based on historic performance, quality of contractor EHS Programs and their ability to meet insurance requirements.
Reviews appropriate recommendations regarding planned expansion, modification or closure of facilities where EHS risks may be posed or impacted.
Contributes to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for safety and environmental systems and issues.
Oversees or investigates and maintains records of safety and environmental incidents and responses as required by law.
Maintains current working knowledge of Federal, Provincial and local safety, environmental and occupational health regulations.
Serves as contact with MOL and / or other regulatory body in designated area.
Reports safety and health compliance issues and ensure environmental compliance issues for the Operations are reported to IMERYS EHS group.
Participates on teams with IMERYS EHS group as necessary.
Performs other duties as required.
Ongoing HS training as required.
Education and Experience requirements :
7-10 years Health and Safety Professional Designate experience in a manufacturing / industrial environment. Mining industry experience is preferred.
Environmental experience also preferred however must have good management and leadership skills to assume the overseeing of this aspect.
Safety experience - strong understanding of MOL regulations is essential, developing and administering training programs, accident investigation and resolution.
Canadian Registered Safety Professional, CRSP will be given preference to job placement . Health and / or Safety discipline or equivalent education and experience may be considered.
Knowledge of safety compliance, incident investigating and reporting protocols.
Ability to manage self and others in a high demand, high paced and fluid environment.
Ability to analyze a wide range of Industrial Hygiene, Health and Environmental data / samples to recognize potential hazards and design / implement effective control strategies
Skilled in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Understanding of and ready access to Canadian Federal and applicable Provincial Safety and Environmental Regulations.
Professional certifications such as Canadian Registered Safety Professional or Mine Safety Professional will be considered first.
Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics :
Strong commitment to safety
Strong problem solving skills
Good people skills
Strong leadership skills
Skilled in the use of computerized software e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes.
Detail oriented, a self starter who also displays sound business judgment
Excellent presentation, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills
Highly organized and capable of multi-tasking, evaluating and prioritizing a number of projects
Participates in Industry forums and / or committees
Work in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles.
Work requires a portion of time in the field as well as administrative office duties.
Manual dexterity, keyboard skills, ability to drive.
Must be wiling to work longer hours and outside normal work hours when required.