The position is responsible for assisting in the implementation of safety initiatives to prevent injuries, incidents and protect employee safety, health and Company assets by providing training, coaching, auditing and technical support to the facilities assigned to them.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Support the implementation of incident prevention and OSHA compliance programs.
- Audit facilities for conformance to all Federal, State, Corporate and Plant safety policies.
- Assist the site(s) in implementing the Accident Prevention Plan and associated health and safety policies and procedures.
- Conduct hazard assessments, make recommendations, assist in development of solutions and follow up through closure.
- Take on projects from start to finish as assigned to achieve department and business unit goals.
- Support plants in development of corrective actions from root cause analysis of incidents
- Consult with plant management on a routine basis to facilitate and support individual plant needs to achieve goals and develop the safety culture.
- Review with Engineering and conduct appropriate reviews of proposed changes in processes or equipment to insure compliance with safety and health standards including ergonomics.
- Follow up and insure that all incidents and near misses are thoroughly investigated.
- Initiate activities that stimulate and maintain employee interest in the plant's Health and Safety programs.
- Get involved with the management of workers compensation claims to assure injured employees are properly cared for and claims are effectively managed.
- Work with plants to assure employee safety orientation and training is completed and is effective.
- Liaison with plant and governmental officials during inspections and resolution of potential issues.
- Train hourly, salary and management personnel at plant sites to elevate the safety culture and the knowledge of the organization on conformance to policies, procedures and compliance with regulations. Training will include new hire safety orientation as part of the onboarding process.
- Analyze incident data and provide feedback and direction to site to help them focus on key areas for improvement and the development of site Safety Performance Improvement Plans.
- Ability to communicate effectively up and down through the organization.
- Maintain a safe working environment for all employees and ensure that employees follow established safety rules to ensure the goal of zero injuries.
- Assist with incident investigations involving injuries, incidents, and near misses.
- Maintain level of quality consistent with established standards.
- Comply with established safety rules.
- Comply with company policy and procedures.
- Maintain constructive working relationships with co-workers, leads, supervisors, and managers.
- Maintain regular attendance in accordance with company policy.
- Perform other duties as assigned to the satisfaction of supervisor and/or lead.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- BS Degree in Business, Environmental or Safety Management or related field and 1-5 years of experience.
- Knowledgeable in Federal, State, fire safety, ANSI standards, and general Workers' Compensation laws.
- Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to develop training and train employees on safety related subjects
- Excellent computer skills with knowledge in Microsoft Office is required
- Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Good verbal communication is essential.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear, and smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must be able to work in the plant environments where noise, dust, material handling equipment, and machinery will be present. Employee must be able to climb ladders and will be required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment applicable for the tasks they will be asked to perform.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Employee may be required to travel less than 5% of the time.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
The noise level in the work environment is consistent with plant operations.
Westlake Management Services, Inc. is proud to offer equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants to join our company and to succeed as members of our team regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.