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Louisville, Kentucky
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IH Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
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6-10 years
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Bachelor's Degree
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Safety Manager

Manufacturing/Chemical Industry

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. 

Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Under supervision of the Site Environmental, Health, and Safety Leader, along with direction from corporate EHS management, the Safety Manager directs the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive health, safety, and security compliance system. The objective of the position is to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations while driving continuous improvement in the site's safety culture and performance.

The position provides leadership and technical expertise to meet Hexion corporate and site expectations in health, safety, and security management systems. It also ensures compliance with policies and applicable regulations through partnership with the Site Leadership Team. The Safety Manager will ensure application of health, safety, and security technical expertise as required. 


  • Constantly engage associates on safety, health, and security issues.
  • Affect positive change in associate knowledge and behavior regarding safety, health, and security issues.
  • Co-ordinate and implement site capital safety projects as needed.
  • Provide technical and functional leadership and guidance for the Site Safety Committee.
  • Support community outreach and communication efforts as needed.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Ensure site compliance with OSHA's Occupational Safety and Health Standards, 29 CFR 1910 and 1926.
  • Develop and implement health, safety, and security management systems and procedures as needed to ensure regulatory and corporate compliance.
  • Complete paperwork and ensure timely submission of periodic reports to regulatory agencies as necessary.
  • Support, review, and modify site emergency programs and procedures as necessary.
  • Lead the Site Emergency Response Team and program. Facilitate drills and co-ordinate with local emergency agencies and industrial partners as necessary.
  • Act as primary contact with regulatory authorities in all health, safety, and security matters.
  • Oversee and participate in site Industrial Hygiene initiatives.
  • Lead the contractor management and compliance program for the site.
  • Participate in audits, Process Hazard Analysis', and other activities as necessary.

Operational EH&S Management:

  • Continuously develop, review, and revise site safety plans and procedures as needed.
  • Analyze data to identify hazards and risks at the site, and ensure actions are taken to mitigate or eliminate.
  • Assist and/or lead incident investigations and participate in management reviews of all significant incidents.
  • Lead, co-ordinate, and participate in all health, safety, and security performance improvement initiatives.
  • Lead the development of site safety and security standards, and participate on corporate teams to develop as needed.
  • Participate in budgetary development processes by identifying and managing costs associated with defined elements of safety and security related spending.

Training & Development:

  • Develop, review, and adjust safety training programs for all site associates and contractors.
  • Develop, track, monitor, and ensure timely completion of all computer based training needs.
  • Train associates and contractors on requirements and procedures for safety and security compliance.

Auditing and Management Systems:

  • Lead self-audits and co-ordinate external health, safety, and security audits conducted at the site. Partner with corporate and/or site leadership to close audit findings and implement recommendations.
  • Establish, track, report, and analyze the site's key safety performance metrics and implement corrective actions as necessary.
  • Interface with corporate partners to understand requirements and ensure we are compliant with all corporate management system standards.
  • Develop, review, and maintain action item closure plans in the ATS database.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to positively influence hourly associates
  • Must have a strong track record of delivering results.
  • Must have the ability to lead and make decisions in stressful situations.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a health and safety professional.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience at a chemical manufacturing plant
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and 1926 regulations
  • Experience in conducting incident investigations to identify true root cause conditions and be able to adequately identify appropriate corrective actions.
  • Computer literate with standard business software.
  • Ability to work in multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to lead and influence project teams.
  • Must be able to effectively recognize the need for and be able to lead positive change.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification or willingness to complete training.
  • Must be willing to support community outreach and communication programs as necessary
  • Must be available to come in to plant at any time of the day or night.

Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field or occupational health field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing an Occupational Safety compliance program in a chemical plant.
  • Familiar with standard chemical plant processes
  • CSP certification
  • IH certification
  • Working knowledge of SAP functionality
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement management systems and compliance programs.
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • BS degree in Engineering or advanced degree in technical or occupational health field

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law. In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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