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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Location:
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Distribution / Warehousing, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Specialist

Based in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, EMCO Chemical Distributors is a leading North American chemical and ingredients distributor servicing a wide range of industries and end markets. 

POSITION SUMMARY
The Safety Specialist will assist the Director of EHS in ensuring compliance with all safety and health policies and regulations for the company on local, state, and federal levels. The position will oversee general safety programs and process safety initiatives at up to 3 sites, including warehouse and manufacturing areas. Key responsibilities include designing, implementing and delivering regulatory compliant safety programs, overall implementation and management of safety training, and providing operational leadership in the areas such as injury reduction, hazard mitigation, and injury case management.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance, support and implement and maintain safety, and health/hygiene programs to ensure compliance with regulatory (OSHA, EPA, IEPA, DOT, WIDNR, etc.) and company requirements.
  • Establish timely communication of these programs to the management staff and effectively inform and train employees in respirator protection, PIT, etc. Retain appropriate records and updates in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Perform safety observations (i.e – Ergonomic, behavior based safety activities, job safety analysis (JSA), PPE hazard assessments, etc) at the direction of the EHS Director
  • Implement safety compliance procedures, plans, and reports
  • Develop and analyze a comprehensive understanding of the effects of hazardous conditions and unsafe acts.
  • Conduct daily facility-wide activities, such as inspections, housekeeping and internal audits, etc
  • Knowledge and skill to implement a comprehensive program to investigate and evaluate incident and injuries including root cause analysis.
  • Plan and maintain records for on-going employee health screening schedules and maintain any medical records in accordance to federal HIPPA regulations.
  • Maintain all OSHA required logs, records, and reports
  • Coordinate site employee EHS committee.
  • Provide input in the engineering design process for equipment modifications or facility improvements to insure compliance.
  • Issue and oversee safety related permits as necessary

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local EHS regulations (OSHA, EPA, IEPA, DOT, WIDNR, etc.)
  • Familiarity with cGMP preferred
  • Ability to lead safety improvement programs in a plant environment
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to interact with all employees
  • Flexibility to accept new duties as assigned
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office applications required
  • Ability to work with autonomy and in a team environment.
  • Able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Travel – 30%

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree; in occupational safety and health or related safety/technical/science field preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Safety professional is required, preferably with experience in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Proven skills in formal/informal teaching/training.

 

Job Type: Full-time