Regional VP Of Safety

Tech Air Waterford , CT 06385

Posted 2 months ago

Are you ready to lead a safe, passionate, and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward?

Move your Career forward with Airgas as a Regional VP of Safety in our Northeast Region! This person will be based out of one of our locations in New England or NY state (does not include NYC or Long Island).

What you will do:

The Vice President of Safety is responsible for developing, implementing, and/or managing safety programs, claims management, and compliance with government regulatory agencies and corporate operating procedures. Directs and coordinates the execution of safety and corporate loss control initiatives at multi-site locations.

Your responsibilities:

  • Champions and promotes a strong safety and compliance culture implementing programs to ensure associate safety and company regulatory compliance.

  • Designs, directs, and conducts training and audits on Airgas Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) including the Safety Manual, Medical Gas Manual, Transportation Manual, Food Gas Manual, Board of Pharmacy Manual, Industrial Gas Manual, Crisis Management Manual, Bulletins Manual, PSM/RMP Manuals, and other Airgas Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as they are disseminated.

  • Represents Airgas on regional regulatory issues and audits/inspections by government entities.

  • Provides leadership and guidance on Airgas's Incident Review Committee.

  • Provides analysis of significant risk data to management by evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives through safety assessments and compiling and interpreting data to identify gaps. Develops and implements action plans as necessary to mitigate risks.

  • Work with the Training department to develop innovative, impactful and meaningful safety training programs.

  • Conducts accident investigations and partners with insurance carriers to manage claims.

  • Partners with Senior Management on all potential acquisitions from the perspective of Safety & Compliance issues prior to the acquisition, all the way through integration.

  • Work closely with Human Resources on all EHS and Risk Management issues.

  • Initiates activities designed to empower location managers and employees to lead safety efforts within the organization.

  • Participates in a leadership capacity on the AERO (the Airgas Emergency Response Operations) Team.

  • Leads offsite customer safety training.

  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

  • The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

What you will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree. In lieu of degree requirement, may accept an equivalent level of education and experience.

  • A minimum of 8 years of related safety leadership experience within a production and distribution environment.

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is highly preferred.

  • Must have excellent organizational, written and oral communication, listening and presentation skills including the ability to effectively present and discuss technical information and respond to questions from employees, government agency representatives, and customers.

  • Computer literate with Intermediate knowledge of MS Office and/or Google applications.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

  • Ability to define and solve problems dealing with a variety of both abstract and concrete variables.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry.

  • Frequent regional travel (up to 70% of work time); may require overnight travel.

  • Reliable transportation, current driver's license, minimum liability insurance as required by state of vehicle registration.

  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position's responsibilities.

We take care of you:

Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and much more!

Who we are:

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.

Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than one million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access telesales channel. As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry-leading technology and innovations.

Check out what a career at Airgas can offer you!

What do our Team Members have to say about being part of the team?

"Great place to work with great growth potential" - Director, Atlanta

"Opportunity to advance and a great safety program" - Driver, Cheshire

"Fun people to work with and flexible management" - Sales Specialist

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

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Regional VP Of Safety

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