Health & Safety Coordinator

Posting Start Date: Dec 9, 2023

Location: Ashland, VA, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

The Bear Island Mill is the newest addition to the Cascades Containerboard Packaging lineup. This state-of-the-art facility will offer one of the lightest high-end, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market. The mill started daily production in May 2023. 

Reporting to the Plant Manager:  The Plant Health and Safety Coordinator’s mission is to coordinate the implementation of the mill’s health, safety and environmental strategic plan in accordance with the standards, laws, and regulations in force. You stay abreast of best practices and promote the OHS culture to management, and act as a resource person for the authorities and partners concerned in the event of problems. You also support the management team in the implementation of standardized and highly valued OHS processes, practices, and tools. This way, you actively contribute to the achievement of your mill’s business objectives while having a direct influence on the creation of a healthy and safe work environment.

Individual responsibilities

Help to implement the mill’s strategic plan as OHS expert

Assist in developing of plans for implementation of OHS practices, processes and tools within the mill and all departments

Support plant management in implementing the OHS strategy

Define and promote OHS culture in the mill

Ensure compliance with OHS standards, laws and regulations

Monitor and share best practices in OHS throughout the mill

Ensure the continuity of the first aid program and ensure a sufficient number of first aiders

Assess location emergency response plan, ensuring an emergency response team is in place and meeting regularly, and assisting in implementing the ERP with the employees.

Experiences and strengths

Knowledge of OHS laws and standards

Industrial – Manufacturing environment experience required

Ability to translate challenges into concrete solutions

Keen sense of collaboration to communicate effectively with stakeholders

Ability to support and advise business partners in analyzing their needs and finding solutions

Ability to support and advise business partners on occupational health and safety issues

Good analytical and problem-solving skills

Agility needed to work with various technological tools


Core competencies defined for this job

Advisory role
Change management
*Health and safety
Continuous improvement
Impact and influence

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