To serve as the staff specialist in safety and environmental by developing and carrying out procedures with the line organization that effectively control accident and health exposures in the company and minimize OSHA and EPA citations. To develop, organize, administer, and maintain the company safety and environmental program, whose purpose is to minimize the number and reduce the severity of in-plant accidents and injuries while maintaining the efficiency of the company and the well-being of its employees and customers, as well as the community.
- Assists line and staff management to understand OSHA and EPA regulations and standards, including guidance on handling OSHA and EPA compliance, inspections, and citations.
- Investigates serious injuries in conjunction with line and staff personnel. Notifies top management of pertinent details.
- Evaluates hazardous conditions and practices and develops hazard control practices and programs. Maintains or composes safety programs.
- Assists in communicating hazard control information and evaluates effectiveness of the control. Completes safety surveys for site work.
- Guides and assists plant personnel at locations with critical safety and health problems.
- Overviews company accident statistics and makes recommendations for correction of problem areas .
- Plans and directs safety, environmental and industrial hygiene services of insurance carriers to obtain optimum service.
- Works with trade and professional organizations to promote goals and objectives in the health and safety area that affect company's business.
- Assesses new developments in the health and safety field that may have application to the company's operations.
- Establishes target areas and long-range accident prevention and cost-control objectives.
- Keeps apprised of developments in federal and state safety and environmental laws likely to affect the company.
- Acts as company representative in dealing with government agencies on safety and health matters affecting the company.
- Investigates fatalities or serious injuries that occur at company facilities in which more than five employees are hospitalized.
- To coordinate emergency preparedness procedures for the facility.
- Assist with identifying analytical sources of pollution to determine the effects.
- Audits work practices with supervisors to ensure that safety and environmental related policies and procedures are being followed by employees and enforced by management.
- Bachelor's degree in safety engineering or related field preferred, or a minimum of ten years of related experience.
- Five years' professional safety experience in manufacturing industry.
- Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.