Safety Manager

Engineering • Safety and Environmental • Cambria, WI • Regular Full-Time

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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

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