Health and Safety Manager

Permanent employment / Wathena, USA

Health and Safety Manager - USWT


STARTING SALARY: ​$80,000 a year.


Health and Safety Manager plays a key role in providing direction and guidance to the site management team. This position ensures that the plant is in full compliance with all applicable health and safety regulatory requirements with their operations, including permit conditions. The Health and Safety Manager is expected to create an environment that promotes communication and collaboration around safety across all departments, while empowering front-line ownership of decision-making and compliance.

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate an aptitude for authentic leadership, building positive relationships, and a willingness to go above and beyond in order to foster a safety focused culture. This role requires a passion for safety, customer service, and effectively coaching teams to be focused on Omya’s values and lifesaving rules.


  • Direct and develop overall planning and assist engineering in the installation of equipment or modifications of equipment relating to health and safety.
  • Develops and delivers health and safety training to all personnel as required by regulations and by company standards and procedures.
  • Perform training to all employees on health and safety programs including but not limited to site specific and task specific training, Energy Isolation ,Fall Protection, Confined Space, Respiratory Protection, Heat Related Illness, Hearing conservation, Hazard Communication, Mobile equipment, etc.
  • Remain current on all federal, state, and local health and safety regulatory requirements, working with other departments to ensure full compliance.
  • Complete and submit all regulatory forms and reports in an accurate and timely manner to be 100% compliant to local, state, and federal laws.
  • Serve as the Radiation Safety Officer and manage Radiation Protection Program.
  • Provide a communication interface with Federal and State regulators, including but not limited to OSHA and other agencies.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, drive towards a world–class employee safety culture by implementing safety systems, policies and procedures, safety campaigns, and programs by improving employee safe behaviors and eliminating, preventing or controlling hazards/unsafe conditions.
  • Drives incident prevention strategies and evaluates, educates and responds to predictive behaviors.
  • Promote leading indicator reporting.
  • Experience with Behavioral Based Safety, Risk Assessment, JSA, and Pre-task Risk Review, programs.
  • Serve as the technical expert and support implementation of the corporate health and safety systems necessary to compliance activities and the tracking/reporting of health and safety performance metrics and trends.
  • Experience with Industrial Hygiene policies, programs and regulations.
  • Fulfill all applicable governmental and/or insurance carrier record keeping and reporting requirements relative to health and safety (i.e., accidents, training) compliance (i.e., monthly water discharge reports, bi-annual air emissions inventories).
  • Maintain a knowledge base of workers compensation law, emergency response.
  • Develop and maintain ISO 45001 systems.
  • Maintain our “Social license to Operate” by working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned; Omya is committed to continuous improvement in occupational safety/health.


Requires a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Safety or Engineering with 5-10 years professional experience.

Working knowledge in the broad areas of occupational health and safety, regulation, as well as computer skills.

Excellent communication and authentic leadership skills required.

Must possess current US employment authorization; sponsorship not available for this position.