Develops, implements and maintains programs and projects directed toward compliance with all safety regulations. Focus will be on continual improvement of safety programs within the plant environment.
Proactively turns safety requirements into specific action plans, programs and recommendations. Implements programs consistent with safety requirements and business needs in an effort to foster continuous improvement in the areas of safety and productivity.
Develops safety program metrics.
Analyzes and reports on safety metrics. Proactively and expeditiously reports on incidents of non-compliance and recommends/implements necessary corrective actions.
Coordinates and conducts facility safety audits and inspections. Recommends improvements to plant operations as a result of audits and inspections.
Establishes and maintains communications with regulatory agency personnel as appropriate and as required. Serves as primary contact during all inspections/audits by occupational safety and health regulatory agencies. Coordinates appropriate response and follow-up to these inspections/audits, including internal reporting as required.
Coordinates and conducts training for safety purposes as required (e.g. RCRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ensures all work performed meets or exceeds RIS safety requirements and, specifically, that all work performed is in compliance with OSHA requirements.
Coordinates implementation of Medical Surveillance Program. Maintains records related to program, as required.
Maintains all records, logs or other documents required for safety regulatory compliance or operational needs.
Directs accident reporting and investigation program. Responsible for analyzing accident data and implementation of plans/actions to minimize reoccurrence of accident.
Supports and assists with shutdown coordination.
Serves as Emergency Coordinator (EC) and works on-call in this capacity as required.
Coordinates activities with safety, health and environmental personnel.
Ensures communication of safety objectives, expectations, measures and results to associates in all companies.
Provides support to field services activities/programs as required, including but not limited to: facility audits, safety programs/plans, training, etc.
Actively participates and supports community programs and activities that promote safety awareness of/about the facility.
Serves as a member of the Security Team and the Corporate Safety Team.
Daily use of advanced PC and business computer applications, telephone conferencing and e-mail.
Supervises security contractors, contract administration and budget development and tracking.
Individual needs to be “visible” in the plant environment to continuously reinforce safety awareness.
Bachelor of Science degree in safety, industrial hygiene or related environmental field is required. Equivalent experience will be considered. Chemistry background is a plus.
Five more years of hands-on experience in safety, health and environmental operations in plant/production environment. Experience in 24/7 operation preferred. Experience in outdoor facility preferred. Experience in chemical processing facility or TSDF preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.
Working knowledge/training in federal and state environmental and safety regulations is required (including but not limited to RCRA, OSHA, CWA, CAA, etc.).
Must be willing and able to work on-call and off hours as needed.
Supervisory experience in related field required.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to effectively communicate and present information and respond to questions from groups of associates, regulatory officials and/or customers.
Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend actions using sound judgment.
Work environment is primarily outdoors in chemical processing facility.
Must operate company vehicles. Valid driver’s license and safe driving record required.
Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job.