Safety And Health/Process Safety Regional Manager

PQ Corporation Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:

The this position will be based in Houston, TX. The scope of the Safety and Health/Process Safety Regional Manager is Responsible for directing and leading the activities of plant S&H specialist and Process safety specialists in multiple locations. This will include but is not limited to assigning tasks, approving expense reports, setting individual goals and objectives, evaluating annually performance. Must be able to effectively communicate to supervised employees the strategies and focus of the Corporation regarding Safety Health and Process Safety ,Management.

Essential Job Functions: The Safety and Health/Process Safety Regional Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing support of Catalyst and Refining Services' sites in their implementation of PQ Safety and Health policies and procedures, Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP), ATEX, etc. to assure compliance with PQ's requirements and applicable OSHA, EPA and local/provincial process safety regulations (and international equivalents as applicable). Will also be a key player in the ongoing development and implementation of overall PQ Safety and Health policies and procedures, process safety policies and supporting toolkit as applied to all business within PQ Corporation.

  • Analyze the work environment and develop programs designed to control, eliminate and prevent occupational disease and/or injury and/or environmental harm caused by physical, chemical, biological agents or ergonomic factors. Must be able to align these with the organization's requirements in order to maintain consistency.

  • Provide technical support to front line leadership on matters related to occupational safety and health compliance, and loss prevention.

  • Conducts occupational health and safety risk assessments as appropriate (i.e. aspect/impact analysis, pre-startup safety reviews, etc.) and prioritizes/recommends risk reduction and mitigation measures.

  • Conduct field and site inspections to enforce adherence to laws, regulations and employer policies governing occupational safety and health compliance.

  • Prepare reports for use by company personnel and regulatory agencies. Provide safety and health support services to plant operations.

  • Develop and manage initiatives to promote a proactive health and safety culture, including processes designed to increase employee involvement, education and recognition by participation in safety committees, incident investigations training, occupational health matters and compliance auditing.

  • Upward report and interpret injury data to identify trends and/or causal factors, such as behavioral factors, system failure, incomplete or faulty decision-making or a weakness in existing policies or practices or regulations.

  • Liaise with regulatory agencies on matters related to reporting and/or investigating compliance concerns. Develop and deliver regulatory required training related to health and safety.

  • Lead Process Safety Management (PSM) program implementation improvements through sharing and facilitating best practices among different plants by creating the best means and/or channels for communications to serve this purpose.

  • Lead/Support/Develop PSM Requirements, policies, procedures and best practices in conjunction with the Businesses, Performance Chemicals and Materials Process Safety Team and the HSE/Engineering Departments (e.g., providing direction on SIL calculations, database software and other applications).

  • Work with site leadership to ensure that appropriate Corrective Action Plans and Tracking are established post PHA/Hazop and that progress is routinely evaluated to ensure that any past due action items are expeditiously addresses. Report on the overall status of PHA Action items, compliance audit action items and the Master Schedule for process safety studies, audits and regulatory submittals.

  • Process Safety Manager will ensure sufficient PSM training processes and toolkits are available and implemented throughout the wider PQ organization to support process safety policies.

  • Process Safety Manager will lead the Refining Services PSM Group (currently two PSM Engineers as Direct Reports) in providing a range of PSM services to the operating sites.

  • Lead Process Hazard Analyses/Hazops, ensure that plant PHA leaders and participants are trained in proper PHA/Hazops are led by appropriately qualified personnel. Review results of PHAs/Hazops for quality and thoroughness.

  • Lead or assist plants/PSM Engineers in leading Process Hazards Analyses (PHA) for major risk projects (both Capital and/or Maintenance) by providing expert support in PHA methodologies.

  • Provide support for LOPA reviews of those risk scenarios requiring further assessment post PHA review.

  • The Process Safety Manager in Conjunction with the PQ Audit Manager, will ensure that PSM compliance audits are conducted every three years and cover all elements of PSM.

  • Conduct/Participate in audits and Facilitated Self Assessments. Review self-assessment program and results of plant PSM self- assessments as part of quality control.

  • Assist plants in their Hazard Assessment (Off-Site Consequence Analysis) modeling in accordance with local requirements and as required under RMP. Conduct RMP updates as needed and ensure resubmittals are made every five years.

  • On an as-needed basis, participate in select Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs) prior to startup of new or modified processes or equipment or after extended shutdown of equipment. Periodically review site PSSRs in conjunction with Occ H&S Managers for quality and completeness.

  • Participate in Process Safety Event investigations/root cause analyses on an as needed basis. In conjunction with site management teams, track progress of corrective actions where business wide issues are identified.

  • Provide guidance concerning PSM matters and assist the Corporation's outsourced security provider in conducting Site Vunerability Assessments (SVAs) on an as needed/requested basis.

  • Provide leadership and guidance for local process safety requirements (e.g. PSM/RMP programs, ATEX) to ensure compliance and consistency across plants.

  • Support plants when interface is required with local regulatory agencies as it related to Process Safety Management.

  • Regularly consult with other experts and PSM best practices outside PQ within their region/business (e.g., benchmark what we are doing with respect to others, learn from best practices in the process industry and understanding trends).

  • Monitor regulatory changes, publicly available information, and significant incidents at refineries/chemical plants, etc. for the Corporation.

  • Supervise two Process Safety Management specialists and four plant Safety and Health specialists

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering required. Preferred discipline in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Minimum of 15 years plant experience with a broad technical understanding of plant operations.

  • Relationship building abilities with regulatory community and externa public interest/community groups a must.

  • Proven ability to lead teams, influence operations, and build consensus opinions. Strong leadership/change agency skills are a must.

  • Detailed knowledge of US OSHA, PSM/RMP regulatory requirements. Local/state regulations and foreign equivalents desired.

Travel to plants/sites within North America, South America, EMEA, etc. Travel estimated at 50%


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