Health and Safety Specialist

Website Strata Energy Inc

REPORTS TO: Manager of Health, Safety and Environment
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt position

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for assisting the Manager of Health, Safety, and Environment with the implementation of the Industrial Safety, Radiation Safety and Environmental Monitoring Programs at the Ross ISR Project. This includes assessing and mitigating workplace hazards, compliance monitoring of facility radiological conditions and maintaining environmental monitoring sites and collecting environmental monitoring data.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist with the implementation of the Industrial Safety Program including conducting safety inspections at the Central Processing Facility (CPP), operating wellfield and wellfield drilling operations, for the identification of workplace hazards, and the mitigation of identified industrial safety concerns.
  • Assist with the implementation of the Radiation Protection Program including conducting radiological safety inspections and compliance monitoring at the Central Processing Plant (CPP), operating wellfield and wellfield drilling operations. Responsibilities include identification of workplace hazards, and the mitigation of identified radiation safety concerns.
  • Assist with the implementation of the Environmental Monitoring Program including the routine sampling of water, soil and air to meet regulatory requirements, maintaining automated monitoring equipment in working order, sending environmental samples to contract laboratories and maintaining records of environmental monitoring data.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the proper operation of instruments used to monitor working conditions and minimize exposure to workplace hazards in accordance with OSHA requirements.
  • Assist in developing and implementing written industrial safety procedures and with implementation of emergency response programs. Assist in reviews and revisions of the company’s program procedures.
  • Assist with training employees, contractors and visitors in industrial safety protection and hazards of the facility. Training duties may include new hire training, annual re-fresher training and/or task specific training.
  • As directed by the Manager of Health, Safety, and Environment carry out or assist with other duties related to the Industrial Safety, Radiation Safety and Environmental Monitoring Programs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for this position an individual must have a strong background in Industrial Safety and Industrial Hygiene fields.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. A two-year technical degree in industrial safety, environmental or physical science, or a similar health related field is preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in sampling and analytical laboratory procedures, health physics, industrial hygiene, industrial safety measures and/or environmental monitoring that may be applied in a Uranium Recovery (UR) facility, is required. Preference will be given for Health Physics (Radiation Safety) training and/or experience.
  • To qualify for this position an individual must be knowledgeable of the OSHA safety and health standards for construction (OSHA 1926) and general industry (OSHA 1910). The individual should also be knowledgeable of environmental monitoring methods. Previous experience with industrial safety and/ or environmental monitoring at a uranium recovery facility, industrial facility, mining, resource recovery, or similar operation is necessary

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read and comprehend technical instructions, regulatory guidance documents, company procedures, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple and technical correspondence, including: training documents, operating procedures, and weekly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ability to effectively present information and training in one-on-one and group situations to other employees of the organization as well as regulatory agencies and the public.
  • Ability to deal with vendors in the specification and ordering of required supplies and technical services.

MATHEMATICAL/COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and compute rate, ratio, and percent. Basic understanding of the metric system and of unit conversions.
  • Ability to use basic computer word processing, spreadsheet and database programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Access) for recording compliance information and documentation of monitoring data.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to understand and analyze technical data related to measurements derived from instrumentation and laboratory data used by the Radiation Protection Program.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

A valid driver’s license with only minor infractions in the last three years is required.

SAFETY POLICIES AND PRACTICES

The employee must be knowledgeable about and follow the company’s industrial safety and radiation safety policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift 25-50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to be medically approved to wear a full-face negative pressure air purifying respirator.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift 25-50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to be medically approved to wear a full-face negative pressure air purifying respirator.

To apply for this job email your details to dkukuchka@stratawyo.com