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  • Health and Safety Coordinator

    # of Openings
    1
    Requisition ID
    2018-5089
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Category
    Operations
    Product Line
    Cement
    Job Locations
    US-NY-Ravena
    Company
    Holcim (US) Inc.
  • Overview

    PURPOSE

    Support and challenge the management line and all employees of the area in reducing risk exposure and defining the actions to mitigate risk and achieve zero accidents and occupational illnesses throughout the organization. Provide the expertise and support to implement the LH Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) and strengthen the H&S competencies across the organization. The incumbent must provide day to day guidance to management, staff and supervisors in continued building of a strong H&S culture.

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    In line with the LafargeHolcim Group Health & Safety (H&S) Strategy and taking into account LafargeHolcim US Cement priorities:

    • Provide H&S expertise and support to site management and supervisors for the management of H&S.
    • Support and challenge the line in defining and prioritizing the actions to implement long term country and site H&S strategy.
    • Use and provide specialized H&S knowledge and experience to help site leadership drive behavioral changes in the business to reduce incidents and become an industry world reference in H&S.
    • Translate strategic vision into comprehensive and pragmatic improvement plans to meet or exceed H&S ambitions set up at country level.
    • Actively participate in working with the rest of H&S team in proposing, communicating and implementing the Group and Country H&S strategy.
    • Play a leadership role in the US H&S group to provide expertise on two or three critical H&S topics, becoming the subject matter expert for the US organization.
    • Define the relevant dashboard to track the safety momentum and performance of the sites assigned. Support collection, analysis and distribution of relevant KPI.
    • Coach and assist supervisors and managers on incident investigations.
    • Work with HR and site management to provide support on best working conditions and safe working environment.
    • Participate and/or lead safety audits on sites/entities as per the group’s yearly schedule.
    • Works with the Hygienist Specialist and site leadership teams to ensure regulatory and group compliance regarding exposure and monitoring of vibrations, noise, dust and other chemical agents.
    • Assist site leadership in their communications with MSHA and OHSA.
    • Advise, assist and support local operations regarding compliance with federal, state and local regulatory compliance. Assists the sites during MSHA inspections and investigations, providing local management with the expertise to interpret regulatory compliance issues and the capacity to challenge inspectors findings.
    • Ensure regular benchmark and implementation of good practices from other sites or companies.

    RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS

    • Partner with site management teams and H&S coordinators from US (Cement and ACM)
    • Support and guide plant/site employees, especially supervisors and middle managers to build strong H&S leadership skills.
    • Collaborate with peers in other businesses/geographies to leverage good practices and ensure consistency of approaches and culture.
    • Work closely with HR to coordinate training and development program for his area of responsibility
    • Work closely with HR on the safety and loss control aspects of the following programs.
      • Worker Compensation Program
      • Return-to-work (Light/Modified Duty) Program
      • Occupational Medical Evaluation Program
      • Disciplinary and Consequence Management Program.

    Qualifications

    Required Education:  Bachelor's/University Degree

    Prefer a 4-year degree in a technical discipline such as Chemistry or Engineering and / or related fields

    Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree

    Preferred field of study:  Chemistry, Engineering, Occupational H&S

    Required Training/Certifications:  Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety          

     

    Required Work Experience:  5-7 years In asset intensive manufacturing industry or building materials industry, prior safety experience preferred. 

    • MSHA (preferred) and OSHA experience. 
    • Experience in Management Systems and Continuous Improvement cycle: ISO – 9000, or ISO 14.000 , or OHSAS 18.000 (preferred). 
    • Experience in configuring, defining and implementing SOP’s (preferred)

    Required Travel20%

    Licenses/CertificationsCertification in OH&S

    Computer and Software Skills: Proficient in MS Office and Google software programs: Excel, PPT, Word, G-Drive. Knowledge of document management softwares (preferred)

     

    Other: 

    • Sound knowledge of H&S principles, policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Sound knowledge of business operating processes and procedures.
    • Sound working knowledge of federal/state legislation per MSHA/WSIA/OHSA.
    • Must provide honest, objective feedback to management.

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