Reporting to the General Manager, this person will be responsible for the planning, directing, and implementing of the organization's Health & Safety initiatives to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free work environments. This person will also provide technical safety & health support of the factory, implement health & safety instruction/objectives, drive safety & health training programs, ensure compliance to ISO-18001 and OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star guidelines, monitor factory initiatives, and provide support to operations personnel to ensure compliance with Federal, State, ISO, and Corporate health & safety regulations and standards.
Designs / plans / coordinates / facilitates programs & training that support an environment of safety while building greater safety awareness and encouraging safe work practices throughout the organization.
Facilitates and conducts analytical studies of industrial accidents to determine root cause and implement preventive actions.
Document and inform management of issues, incidents, root causes, corrective actions, and preventive measures to be implemented.
Report and document all incidents to appropriate personnel and appropriate government agencies.
Engage employees in health & safety efforts via the safety team, ergonomics team, and other groups (as appropriate) to ensure a high level of employee engagement and focus on safety practices.
Ensure facility compliance with all Federal and State regulations, as well as company health and safety policies.
Implement and maintain ISO-18001 compliance.
Participate in new product / process assessment to determine appropriate safety procedures, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), etc.
Administer ergonomics program.
Collect and report monthly OHS statistics.
Ensure all customer witness testing meets safety requirements.
Ensure compliance to all safety procedures & guidelines.
Promote safety and health awareness through internal company tools (e.g. email, newsletters, signage, intranet, etc.).
Ensure all appropriate health & safety training is conducted and completed in a timely manner by all employees.
This position may include additional tasks and functions, as necessary to fulfill this staff-level management role.
Bachelor's degree in Safety Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Engineering, or other related fields.
Five years of manufacturing Health & Safety experience is preferred, especially with Industrial Hygiene and/or Occupational Health & Safety (OHS).
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or other certifications are strongly preferred (e.g. First Aid, HAZWOPER, OSHA 30, CEAS, etc.).
Ability to engage with appropriate levels of government and corporate representatives on topics relative to health & safety.
Ability to effectively write, speak and generally communicate to engage employees, management, and others in a productive and credible manner.
Strong knowledge of industry accepted safety practices, including OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and state-level regulations.
Strong understanding of Workers' Compensation and Return to Work programs.
Understanding of electrical safety, including OSHA 1910 and NFPA 70E (National Fire Protection Association's Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace).
Strong planning and organizational skills project management and/or process management experience is a plus.
Intermediate level computer skills (e.g. MS-Office Suite, database software, etc.).
Must be able to perform reasonable physical tasks in industrial factory environment.
Sound exercise of judgment, persuasiveness and tact necessary to oversee the administration of health and safety activities.
Positive, "can-do", professional approach; ability to work effectively at all levels within the organization, often involving difficult or conflict situations.
Temperature controlled working environment. Some outside activities may be required.
This position is expected to travel approximately 5-10% and must be able to travel with short notice and/or for extended periods of time.
Maintaining body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner.
Standing, walking, and speaking for long periods of time.
Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force up to 20 lbs.
Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.
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