Safety, Health & Environmental Specialist Job in US
Shift Schedule: Day
Objectives & Measurement – Key Responsibilities
Engage employees and management on minimizing and eliminating workplace risks.
Establish, prepare, implement, revise, and maintain policies and procedures to meet current and known future environmental, safety and health requirements.
Create, implement, and continually update required SHE training curriculum. Develop and maintain resource information. Provide regular SHE training to employees in partnership with team leaders and managers on all shifts.
Update all SHE manuals, orientation programs, and safety guidelines. Conduct new employee safety orientations partnering with Human Resources. Prepare and distribute all SHE communications.
Conduct job safety analyses and risk assessments to develop safe work procedures on all shifts. Compile data to assess existing processes and practices; determine severity and frequency of problems; identify needs and solutions.
Design and implement special programs to correct adverse safety performance trends
Identify critical safety awareness aspects for each work area and establish a program to train employees who are coming into these areas from other departments to assist with the workload.
Maintain the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS), OHSAS 1801 Health and Safety, and Weir Group EHS Audit requirements. Plan a continual environmental audit schedule to maintain all company property in a safe and healthy condition, to achieve the best working conditions possible for all employees.
Interpret state and federal regulations and standards, following company policies and safety procedures.
Coordinate the administration of workers compensation program and return to work program, including communication with providers, insurance carriers, and employees
Work with operational personnel on transporting injured employee(s) to and from clinic/hospital when medical treatment is necessary. Provide effective case management soon as possible after the incident to provide employee care.
Investigate accidents. Review and analyze accident and incident reports to determine root causes. Report solutions for accident prevention.
Maintain Hazard Communication policy and procedures, including administration of Safety Data Sheets SDS)
May plan and conduct facility audits and recommend actions for the correction of hazardous situations. Conduct operational audits of required safety related documentation to ensure compliance.
Prepare audit result reports and follow up on remediation required.
Prepare weekly, monthly, and annual required reports for environmental, safety and health.
Assist and empower employee led monthly Safety Committee meetings.
Maintain databases and reporting systems for safety training, near-miss records, and other related policies and procedures.
Complete special projects as assigned
Some travel required.
Comply with all Human Resources Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs.
Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments.
Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in safety, or equivalent work experience. Minimum of three to five years related experience and/or training preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business equipment and software, including Microsoft Office and email.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Requires a valid driver’s license. A safety designation or advanced educational training in fields related to accident prevention, occupational safety and health, or employee training is highly desirable.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle and touch objects. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
General office environment. Moderate noise. Frequent exposure to noise, fumes, and temperature changes when working in the manufacturing area and outside warehouses. Work is occasionally performed near moving mechanical parts
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
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