Director, Health & Safety Job in Wyomissing – Wyomissing PA
Job Ref: DIREC01177
Job type: Full-Time
Location: Wyomissing, PA, USA
About the Company
Glen-Gery Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brickworks Limited. Brickworks Limited (“The Group”) is a large Australian-listed group of companies. The Group has been in operation since the early 1900s, has a market capitalization exceeding A$2.5 billion, and operates across 3 core business segments: Building Products, Land & Development, and Investments. The Group employs more than 2,000 FTE employees and operates nationally across Australia, and has recently acquired Glen-Gery Corporation to add operations in the USA. Founded in 1890, Glen-Gery Corporation is one of the nation’s largest brick manufacturers and operates nine brick manufacturing facilities and one manufactured stone facility throughout the northeast and midwest regions.
Basic Function: The Director, Health & Safety position is accountable for developing and driving safety fundamentals throughout the Company. This includes the development of a health & safety strategy, metrics and reporting tied to that strategy, training implementation and ongoing monitoring of regulatory compliance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Counsel and instruct plant and site management personnel with regards to Company health and safety (H&S) policies and programs to ensure compliance with Federal/State agencies such as OSHA and MSHA. Publish regularly scheduled H&S reports to senior management. Present H&S topics at Company management meetings.
Develop, implement and deliver management, supervisor and hourly H&S orientation and recurrent training programs.
Monitor plants and masonry supply centers for compliance with OSHA, MSHA and other governmental health and safety regulations through annual audits and site visits.
Manage Worker’s Compensation cases and serve as Company representative with insurance carriers, attorneys and agencies.
Analyze incidents to provide direction and assistance to the locations in an effort to minimize hazards and reduce incidents.
Schedule and perform industrial hygiene (IH) sampling; compile data and provide reports with recommendations to plant and senior management.
Maintain online safety and health management system and databases.
Assist plants with OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site management requirements.
Provide direction and assistance in establishing plant rules and policies and oversee implementation of these policies to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the plant.
Monitor and remain current regarding all government rules and regulations and their relevance to the facilities.
Represent the Company on H&S matters at public and industry association meetings.
Oversee compliance with environmental permitting required for all locations.
Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Health & Safety or related field
Minimum 5 to 10 years of experience in a safety leadership position supporting manufacturing operations
Safety & Health certifications such as CSP or CIH with in depth knowledge of safety policies and practices related to heavy industry, including OSHA, MSHA and other federal/state regulations and programs.
Experience implementing 29 CFR1910.1053 (Respirable Crystalline Silica – General Industry) strongly preferred.
Experience preparing and delivering H&S training programs in classroom or webinar format. OSHA 10/30 Hour General Industry Trainer certification preferred.
Ability to work with management personnel and employees at all levels, strong communications skills, both oral and written.
A desire to participate in a team environment on work related issues and to teach, coach, and motivate employees at all levels
Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
Position requires on average 40% overnight travel.