The administration, implementation, and enforcement of the plant environmental, health, and safety policies to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and to meet or exceed established goals.
- Establish the EH&S vision for the plant.
- Develop and implement Plant Safety practices to create a safe working environment.
- Facilitates incident investigations, root cause analysis, and closure of corrective actions.
- Manage Worker’s Compensation claims by investigating the circumstances of the claimed injury objectively, while minimizing costs and fraud. Act to prevent reoccurrence.
- Accompany employees on initial visits to panel physicians.On occasion, attend follow-up visits as well.
- Promote safety awareness; assist in safety and technical training.
- Lead the plant’s Safety Committee with focus on raising safety awareness and creating an environment free of incidents.
- Monitor and enforce environmental, health, and safety regulations.
- Work with corporate EH&S on various projects and initiatives.
- Work with Corporate Safety to develop, implement, and sustain a behavioral safety based program and serve as a safety liaison with Corporate EH&S to ensure consistency company wide.
- Conduct ongoing safety inspections of facilities, operations, and equipment to insure compliance and a safe working environment for all AWC employees.
- Analyze work functions to develop safety, environmental, and ergonomic policies to ensure compliance.
- Act as a professional liaison in case of government agency inspections concerning safety, environmental, or ergonomic issues.
- Maintain updated OSHA and EPA required written programs and recommend / conduct training as necessary.
- Conducts Industrial Hygiene monitoring of hazards including noise and chemical exposure and works to minimize exposure.
- Administers and maintains MSDS Programs.
- Actively participate on assigned teams and/or projects.
- Ensures Policies are followed and provides guidance on safety related discipline.
- Support and represent company as a union-free environment.
- Participate in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.
- Role model CITE and Working in Teams principles.
- Perform other tasks as directed by plant manager.
- Basic environmental reporting may be required.
This position typically has no direct supervision responsibilities, but will give direction to others in ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations.
Environmental, Health, and Safety Compliance
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.
Education, Experience, and Skills:
- Undergraduate degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Safety Engineering or related discipline; extensive work experience may be considered in lieu of education.
- Minimum of 3 to 5 years EH&S experience; manufacturing preferred.
- Experience with implementation and administration of a Behavior Based Safety Programs is a plus.
- Experience in managing workers compensation claims, claims analysis, and cost reduction.
- First-Aid, and CPR certification required, EMT a plus.
- Must have experience in developing and administering Safety & Health programs.
- Industrial Hygiene experience is a plus.
- Excellent personal computer skills in a network environment; Microsoft products experience preferred - Outlook-Word-Excel.
- Track record of successful project management is a plus.
- Must have experience in working in a team environment leading teams to meet/exceed goals.
- Strong planning/Organization & Time Management skills.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common business and technical journals and financial reports. Ability to listen and communicate effectively with customers/clients in an effort to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers/clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community and public. Ability to develop presentations to be delivered to production team, plant level team, or public groups.
Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts like addition, subtraction, multiplication or division to basic manufacturing performance recording or financial performance recording. Ability to read and use a tape measure.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 20 pounds.
Typical indoor manufacturing environment. The noise level is usually moderate to high and hearing protection may be required on the production floor. Safety glasses are required on the production floor. Travel, off shift, and occasional weekend work are required.