Health & Safety Coordinator
Shannon likes the fast-paced environment of her job. As she says, “I like how no two days are the same--I am constantly presented with new challenges that keep me learning!”
Shannon has five sites for which she takes care of the human resources (HR) and safety concerns. For example, on one site she might provide safety talks, on another, explain safe working procedures and on a third, how to recruit new employees. “Most of my days are spent at one or more of my sites. I go for site tours and visit with frontline supervisors and hourly employees. I think it is beneficial to get out there and see what is going on at the sites, to provide the support that they need.”
As well, Shannon monitors any safety incidents or problems and tracks them to see if there are any trends. In addition to working with employees, she also works closely with Dufferin’s external contractors to ensure they are working safely on company sites.
As for a career in the industry, Shannon believes that the mining industry is well-suited for people who like a fast- paced, constantly changing environment. Even though most of the principles will always remain the same, new programs and procedures are often emerging. Shannon’s employer has provided her with the training she needs to do well in her job, even as the requirements change.