The Safety Leader will champion a culture of workplace safety by developing a comprehensive program, and implementing the safety measures and conducting training necessary to ensure all employees operate with the mindset that Safety is the primary work instruction. Specific responsibilities include:
- Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of operational safety programs and improve overall workforce safety awareness by planning, implementing, and coordinating programs to reduce or eliminate the following: occupational injuries and illnesses, violations of federal and state safety regulations, abuse of worker’s compensation system, and financial losses from previous items.
- Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce risk in processes and ensure a culture that supports a safe and healthy work environment.
- Actively engage employees in health and safety initiatives, which include leading company safety committees.
- Perform frequent site safety audits to identify all non-compliant equipment and/or processes, and implement solutions to eliminate exposure to those risks.
- Analyze safety metrics and review weekly and monthly incident data to identify trends.
- Conduct safety orientation for all new employees and provide ongoing training to ensure employees are knowledgeable of their responsibilities under company safety policies.
- Partner with Operations Teams to execute company safety policies and ensure compliance with standards and regulations.
- Conduct regular safety audits in accordance with OSHA regulations.
- Receive and record all accident reports and maintain OSHA 300 log for annual posting and other reporting.
- Manage all aspects of the Worker’s Compensation program, which includes working with medical providers to facilitate employee return-to-work, working with supervisors to accommodate employees on restricted duty, and working with insurance company to reduce costs of injuries.
- Audit contractor safety programs and provide contractor safety training to ensure overall effectiveness and compliance, and identify unsafe contractors.
- Maintain current and accurate SDS files for all materials on-site.
- Order and maintain inventory of all safety-related supplies and equipment.
REQUIREMENTS to help ensure success include:
To qualify for this position, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the desired job outcomes. Specific requirements include:
- Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Health and Safety, Engineering, or related field preferred
- 5+ years of increasing responsibility in a safety or environmental role, ideally in manufacturing or production
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships with production staff (from front-line operators to senior leadership) and influence change by leading by example
- Experience with Process Safety Management, Process Hazard Analysis and Job Hazard Analysis is desired
- Thorough understanding of local and regional regulations, as well as ANSI and OSHA requirements
- Experience managing Worker’s Compensation programs and claims
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to influence and persuade
- Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Must exhibit strong leadership skills and effectively engage employees at all levels