Laonil Lake, SK
The Seabee Gold Operation is an underground gold mining and milling operation, located near Laonil Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 125 kilometers northeast of the town of La Ronge. The Santoy underground mine has been in continuous commercial production since 2014. Commercial production at the Seabee underground mine commenced in 1991 and exhausted Mineral Resources in 2018. All ore is processed at the Seabee mill facility, which has been in operation since 1991.
This role is a fly in/fly out with pick up points in Saskatoon, Prince Albert & La Ronge. The work schedule will be 4 days on/3 days off, Monday-Thursday.
This role will oversee, monitor and provide leadership to the site management team, safety department and employees on all safety and safety training matters within the workplace. This role is accountable for all aspects of the SSR Mining– Seabee Gold Operation (“SGO”) safety programs as well as ensuring that all regulatory commitments are in compliance. Working with site management team, ensure risks are managed and ensure that company systems and relevant health and safety regulations are adhered to.
- Lead, guide and operationalize the development and implementation of the site’s safety culture, strategy systems, and policies.
- Liaise with all required regulatory agencies to stay apprised of regulatory laws. Ensures that all SGO’s operational activities are in accordance with the safety and health regulations set forth by the Company and federal, provincial and local regulatory agencies.
- Develop strategies that support growth of the safety function and enhance safety practices and performance; provide recommendations on how to improve alignment with SSR Mining’s overall strategy. Ensure that incident and near-miss investigations are conducted on a timely basis, and that effective assessment and analysis, identification of corrective action, and desired follow-up are achieved.
- Provide support and expertise in identifying site risks and hazards, and provide recommendations on appropriate actions to mitigate risks. Personally lead/conduct investigations of major incidents, making recommendations for corrective action and following up to ensure that proactive steps are implemented. Work with various stakeholders to ensure compliance with incident reporting and develop and monitor behavior-based safety process and systems.
- Oversee and direct all required safety training for SGO safety personnel, managers, employees and contractors, including the maintenance of company and regulatory records and files.
- Develop and oversee the SGO’s industrial hygiene program (sampling, sampling data analysis, and employee notification); provide recommendations on how to reduce identified exposures and how to comply with regulations and company standards.
- Develop and maintain relevant external partnerships related to workplace health and safety to share best practices information.
- Oversee internal audits and inspections of operations, ensuring strict compliance with company and regulatory requirements, provide recommendations and mitigate gaps in compliance, and follow up to make sure that non-compliance issues are corrected in timely fashion.
- Develop and implement health and safety plans and programs that are compatible with Company goals. Coordinate the administration of workers’ compensation program with Human Resources, including working with the insurance carrier, physicians and site nurses to reduce employee recordable injuries.
- With the support of subject matter experts, lead the site crisis management process including the mine rescue team.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training of safety employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding employees and performing corrective action when appropriate; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Participate in industry trade associations and as a member of the SSR Mining group’s Safety and Health Team.
- Liaise and coordinate best practices with other SSR Mining entities.
NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP), designation are considered an asset.
- Effective communication skills both verbal and written for program development and communication and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Strong sense of management accountability and possessing skills to lead others to effectively perform their duties.
- Working knowledge in Safety Management Systems, incident investigation and reporting, and workplace safety audits.
- Knowledge of applicable Federal and Provincial Regulations.
- Advanced MS Office skills.
Ability to work in a fly-in/fly-out operation with inclimate weather.
- University degree (BA/BS/MA/MS) with a specialization in Occupational Safety & Health, combined with at least 10 years of relevant experience in the development, implementation, presentation and evaluation of OHS and/or safety culture systems, particularly in operations and mining environments.
- 7-10 years’ experience in a safety, health and training leadership role.
- Underground hard rock mining experience highly desirable.
- Progressive experience in managing people, budgets and projects.