Health & Safety Manager, GEA (Maternity Leave Contract)
Lafarge Canada
Edmonton, AB
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The Health & Safety Manager, GEA will work with the Geographic Management team to ensure implementation and ongoing improvement of health and safety processes and systems within the Geography. Ensure the Geography maintains consistency with Lafarge policies, standards, and improvement plan priorities as well as compliance with relevant regulations. Serve as a catalyst and expert resource to promote and maintain a positive safety culture within the Geography. Provide health & safety direction and leadership to direct reports as well as Geography management. This position will provide services to all product lines.

This is a contract role for a one year maternity leave cover-off.


Specific Accountabilities:
Assure utilization of established systems to assist in minimizing accidents.
Assure timely and effective follow up of Geography health & safety audits.
Assure compliance with Lafarge Safety Policy, Rules & Standards.
Up-to-date, complete KPI tracking.
Effective Safety-related support to management at VP level and below.

Geographic & Product Line Accountability:
Implement effective loss control measures to reduce accidents and injuries.
Advise and assist Geography management in the development, implementation, managing and auditing Health and Safety Management Systems.
Develop and maintain positive and constructive relationships with Geography and product line management, employees and local regulatory agencies.
Serve as an expert resource for both the Geography and Product Line management for health and safety information regarding safety and health processes and regulations.
Work with Country Director of Health and Safety to identify system, program and training needs within Geography.
Provide expertise for investigations of Health & Safety concerns and incidents, development corrective actions and follow-up mechanisms, and ensure communication of relevant information to management and all employees.
Ensure implementation and management of health and safety training and documentation in Geography.
Assists in worker’s compensation case management and return to work programs with Geography operational managers. Works closely with WCAN WCB Coordinator.
Monitor federal and provincial (and state) agencies for regulatory changes and advise operations of same.
Ensure Lafarge incident reporting standard is followed and best practices are shared with regional and product line personnel.
Coordinate health and industrial hygiene monitoring as needed.
Ensure Health & Safety KPI reporting in accordance with Regional and Group standards.
Support to management at Product Line VP and below in health and safety related issues.
Drive behaviors which support building “world class” health & safety culture.

Relationship with Other Jobs:
Align with Product Line Management and plant/site employees on implementation of Health and Safety Management Systems, Processes and Training.
Coordinate with Director, Health & Safety in determining Country priorities and business unit strategies.

Greater Edmonton Area and Ready Mix Product Line:
GEA RMX (7 Plants)
GEA COD Concrete
GEA Aggregates (18 Sites)
GEA Asphalt (3 Plants)
GEA Paving (2 Large)
GEA Concrete Products (2 Plants)
Asphalt Technologies
Neptune Coring

Post-secondary certification (degree, diploma, certificate) in Occupational Health & Safety. University degree in: Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Human Resources, Health Sciences.

Experience and Skill Set:
10 years working experience as a health & safety professional. Minimum 3 years as Manager and 3 years in construction related industry.
Nationally recognized Safety and Health certifications preferred: CRSP, CSP, and CSO.
Excellent communication skills. Preferred computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,
Expert knowledge of relevant Provincial and/or State Worksafe regulations.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.

Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations.

The company has a sixty year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.