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Health & Safety Specialist : Climax, CO, US, 80429

Job Field:
Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Fire Jobs, First Aid Jobs, Health & Safety Jobs, Industrial Health Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Job Ref:

This position is located at the Climax Mine site off of CO-91 between Silverthorne, CO and Leadville, CO. This is a rural, alpine area approximately two hours from the Denver metropolitan area. The mine is at an altitude of approximately 11,300 feet. In the winter, the average high temperature is 25 degrees and the average low is 2 degrees. In the summer, the average high temperature is 71 degrees and the average low is 38 degrees. The average snowfall in Lake County is in excess of 280 inches per year.


Engage primarily with the frontline workforce to raise awareness of health and safety policies, risks and controls.  Facilitate processes in the Health & Safety Management System, including incident investigations and hazard assessments to ensure compliance with government laws and regulations, and company policies.

-  Directs employee engagement activities such as risk assessments & raising general safety awareness to employees, managers & other stakeholders.

-  Conducts safety audits & inspects facilities within area of responsibility to ensure a safe working environment & compliance with regulatory laws.

-  Manages functions or projects & may have supervisory responsibilities.

-  Trains staff from multiple divisions in safety procedures, including specialized safety training (e.g., confined space, LOTOTO) & Annual Refresher Training as required.

-  Inspects & evaluates work in progress, identifies any problem areas & may direct remedial action.

-  Participates on cross-function teams to manage low-level incident investigation & root cause analysis.

-  Accompanies MSHA/OSHA/State Mine Inspectors & document regulated field activities.

-  Conducts health & safety orientations, visit work sites & distribute literature to implement & promote safety &/or environmental policies & procedures.

-  May administer workers’ compensation program for the company, including interacting with workers’ compensation insurers, monitoring claims, developing & administering loss prevention & rehabilitation management/monitoring programs, maintain files, & provide necessary support in defense of claims.

-  Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED & four (4) years of Health & Safety or related experience, OR
  • Associate degree & two (2) years of Health & Safety or related experience, OR
  • Bachelor degree in a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365
  • SharePoint Application experience
  • Emergency Response experience (Medical/Fire/Rescue)
  • Familiarity with Management Systems


Benefits & Compensation

The company provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package offering health and welfare benefits, paid time off, retirement, and more. These benefits are available to you and your eligible dependents on your first day of employment. Some of your benefits are company paid, and you will pay a portion of other benefits. The company pays the greatest portion of your benefits, passing along only a fraction of the total cost to employees. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details

Pay Range:


Rate of pay dependent on competency, experience, qualifications and skills


Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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