Health & Safety Specialist

Health & Safety Specialist

Location: Barre, Vermont
Position: Full Time

Rock of Ages, a division of Polycor, has an immediate opening for a Health & Safety Specialist. This is a hands-on role with a focus on regulatory and risk management, monitoring, and measurement of safety performance. Your role will be to drive a culture of safety accountability throughout the organization through coaching and supporting team members. The Health and Safety Specialist will be responsible for creating value through their leadership focusing on continued management commitment and employee ownership. The successful candidate will be critical in supporting initiatives for continuous improvement and transformation for our businesses.

The position reports directly to the HR and Health and Safety Manager for New England and Pennsylvania.  This role will focus on supporting and guiding quarries and manufacturing facilities in the Vermont area. Travel will be a requirement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist facility leaders with the development of short and long-term safety & health objectives, strategies, targets and measures that identify critical hazards, to prioritize risks, and to help generate controls that will both aid to prevent and safely recover from incidents
  • Maintain and improve Occupational Health & Safety programs, procedures and policies
  • Ensure a regular presence on the various sites in order to provide support to managers/supervisors
  • Perform workplace inspections ensuring direction is provided for corrective actions
  • Assist with the development and utilization of risk assessment methods/systems for anticipating, identifying, and evaluating hazards
  • Provide and maintain a solid understanding of the company’s safety and health standards and all OSHA/MSHA and Federal and State regulations
  • Assist with the interpretation and evaluation of compliance with safety and health laws, regulations, and permits as it relates to the operation of our production facilities and quarries
  • Facilitate the development, improvement, and implementation of safety training systems and effectively conduct safety training


Bachelor’s Degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience in the Mining Industry would be considered an asset


Proficiency in MS Office Products, such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint


  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve desired business results
  • Strong influencing, negotiation, interpersonal, and communications skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Thorough and detail oriented
  • Superior time management skills
  • Willingness to travel, very rarely overnight
  • Will be required to work from heights


  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
  • 401(k) company match
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (medical/dependent)
  • Life/Disability/AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time off (Vacation/Holidays)
  • Bonus (company/personal performance)
  • Employee Discounts