Health and Safety Manager

Permanent employment / Lucerne Valley, USA

Health and Safety Manager - USLU



The Health and Safety Manager plays a key role in providing direction and guidance to the USLU and USAZ plants and associated quarries.  This position ensures that the plant and quarries are in full compliance with all applicable health and safety regulatory and Omya  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 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 MSHA Part 46, Fall Protection, Confined Space etc. 

·       Complete and submit all regulatory forms and reports in an accurate and timely manner to be 100% compliant to local, state, and federal laws.

·       Provide a communication interface with Federal and State regulators, including but not limited to Cal OSHA Mining and Tunneling, MSHA 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. 

·       Detail events investigation – Root Cause Analysis and implementation of corrections – improvements plan to reduce the probability of future events.

·       Promote leading indicator reporting. 

·       Experience with Behavioral Based Safety programs. 

·       Serve as the technical expert and support implementation of the corporate QSHE 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. 

·       Ensure all safety requirements, pursuant to Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations, and Cal OSHA Mining and Tunneling are met at the facility and quarries. 

·       Fulfill all applicable governmental and/or insurance carrier record keeping and reporting requirements relative to health and safety (i.e., accidents, training) compliance.

·       Maintain a knowledge base of MSHA, hazard communication, workers compensation law, and emergency response. 

·       Develop and maintain ISO 14000 and 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, environmental protection, and quality management. ​

·       Other duties as assigned. ​


Requires a 4-year 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.  

This role will be based at our plant in Lucerne Valley, California and provides remote support and visits our plant in Superior, Arizona.

The above listing is intended as a general description of the duties performed in this job.  It is not intended as, and should not be construed as, an exhaustive listing of all duties performed by employees so classified. 

Salary range for this role is: $90k - $100k USD.

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


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