Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator

Employer: Rosebel Mine, Suriname

About Us
At IAMGOLD, we make a promise called “Zero Harm”: it’s our commitment to take care of each other, be good neighbours, and look out for our shared environment. Accountable mining is the core of who we are, and we empower everyone with a stake in our success to play their part. In recognition of our efforts, IAMGOLD was once again chosen as one of the 50 most socially responsible corporations in Canada by Maclean’s/L’actualitĂ©/Sustainalytics in 2014.
Talk to us and you’ll discover an organization where hands-on work experience, focused development and empowering
leadership give you room to grow, and where safeguarding health and safety, biodiversity and human rights comes first.

IAMGOLD is a leading mid-tier gold producer with five operating gold mines (including current joint ventures) on three continents. In the Canadian province of QuĂ©bec, the Company also operates Niobec Inc., one of the world’s top three producers of niobium, and owns a rare earth element resource close to its niobium mine. IAMGOLD is well positioned for growth with a strong financial position and extensive management and operational expertise. To grow from this strong base, IAMGOLD has a pipeline of development and exploration projects and continues to assess accretive acquisition opportunities. IAMGOLD’s growth plans are strategically focused on certain regions in Canada and select countries in South America and Africa.
The principal objective of this role is to be part of a well-motivated team that works to reach departmental objectives and targets through innovation and team work. Occupational health and safety is concerned with preserving and protecting human and facility resources in the workplace by identifying risks and setting up programs of control and mitigation. An Environmental, Health & Safety Management System based on OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 is implemented by Rosebel Gold Mines and is used to continuously improve in the areas of occupational health safety and environment, that are applicable to Rosebel Gold Mines. The health and safety department plays an integral role in advising the course and direction of these programs and systems.
 To ensure the effective coordination of the OHS activities:
  • Supervision of Safety Officers;
  • Oversee and support the implementation of OHS activities;
  • Implement and track Objectives and Targets/KPIs for the short term;
  • Guide and advice the RGM management team on health and safety aspects, systems applications for site functions as directed by the Health and Safety Department to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for all site workers is guaranteed.
 Provide direction to the direct reports (i.e. safety officers, administrative personnel).
  • Set and communicate priorities for the team.
  • Ensure that field audits for mine safety officers are regularly carried out and that work practices comply with all legal/regulatory/safety requirements.
  • Ensure all reporting are met and submitted (i.e. Monthly reports, OHS statistics, follow-up, inspections, Planned Activities)
  • Detect and resolve safety and environmental non-compliance issues.
  • Represent department in meetings, work with department head on strategic development and in meeting objectives of this group.
 Implement safety programs and strategies directed at eliminating preventable injuries
  • Coordinate the successful implementation of safety programs and ongoing safety meetings in the mine.
  • Perform workplace visits and inspections to audit safety performance and systems and monitor compliance with safety policies and procedures. Inform key stakeholders of any hazardous infractions. 
  • Make recommendations and implement solutions for improving safety records.
  • Inform employees and management on safety strategies, policies and procedures and ensure they understand what is expected of them and the consequences of non-compliance.
  • Maintain awareness of safety regulations, industry trends and new practices.
  • Research the effectiveness of safety programs and prepare reports for senior management
  • Implement safety initiatives to improve safety performance site wide
  • Ensure that safety programs are aligned with the overall RGM OHS standards
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or Technical area
  • Certificates in Occupational Health and Safety or at least 5 years relevant
  • Surinamese driver’s license
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a mine production environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years previous supervision experience
  • Must be able to handle a high level of confidentiality
  • Highly developed interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented
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