Compensation: $72,400.00 - $111,760.00 /year *
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Stay informed of safety, health and environmental regulation changes at the Federal, State, and local level in order to:
- Research, develop, implement, and maintain company safety/environmental policies and procedures to ensure continued compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and ensure recordkeeping requirements are met; provide recommendations as needed.
- Monitor emergency preparedness programs including evacuation plans, tornado plans, and coordination of EMS responses.
- Monitor procedures for the handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
- Monitor and implement safety program trainings for personnel including chemical hazards and use of personal protective equipment.
- Monitor implementation of safety programs; take action to redirect activity where performance falls short of targets.
- Direct contact with OSHA representatives, conduct in-briefs, out-briefs and follow-up actions.
- Interface with Local, State and Federal regulatory agencies as needed.
- Maintain Safety Data Sheets (aka MSDS) files
- Oversee completion of OSHA Log.
- Communicate all safety and environmental issues in a timely manner.
- Responsible for implementing established safety procedures, utilization of safety equipment and devices, and eliminating hazardous conditions and unsafe practices.
- Responsible for preparing and filing environmental reports and interfacing with regulatory agencies in a timely manner. Prepare and secure all necessary permits.
- Responsible for preparing applications for permits to install, operate, or modify pollution control systems
- Ensure accurate recordkeeping requirements.
- File annual reports to DNR, EPA, relating to chemical storage, usage, and release.
Worker s Compensation
- Participate in investigation of serious accidents/ injuries and monitor investigations of all minor accidents and injuries.
- Review all accident and near miss reports to ensure a thorough investigation was completed; follow up as needed and identify corrective actions.
- Work to ensure the timely return-to-work or transitional duty of injured employees.
- Develop and implement strategies that will reduce recordable incident rates below national average.
- Work closely to manage all workers compensation claims with adjusters and physicians
- Audit facilities to assure compliance with appropriate Federal, State, and local regulations; analyze workplace safety and health hazards as well as evaluate industrial hygiene testing.
- Conduct audits: PPE, fall protection, machine guarding, signage, documentation, etc.
- Participate in division OSHA or other compliance inspections or audits that may occur.
- Update written programs
- Provide leadership with timely accident/injury trending and other compliance reports. Interpret data and make recommendations where appropriate to address negative trends.
- Prepare various reports for OSHA and other regulatory agencies.
- Monitor and evaluate accident / illness trends and implement strategies to reduce workers compensation costs.
- Compile data and reports as needed.
Meetings/Conferences/Calls (Attend and active participation)
- Daily mornings operations meeting
- Bi-monthly HR and Safety Corporate Conference Calls
- Claims reviews with corporate and claims adjustors.
- Attend conferences and other meetings that may efficiently benefit safety performance.
- First aid kits- placement, supply, and refill.
- AEDs - placement, upkeep, and monitoring.
- Sharps containers - placement, upkeep, emptying.
- Install signage and rotate posters and banners.
- Fall Training
- Safety Suggestion Box (documentation)
- Provide technical expertise and consultation to management to promote and implement safety-related training programs that drive sustainable, proactive safety conscience behaviors. Develop bi-monthly Toolbox Talks to review safety procedures.
- Provide technical expertise and act as a resource in the preparation of training materials. Support employee safety meetings by ensuring that leadership promotes and consistently relays the organization s values and beliefs regarding a safe working environment.
- Provide safety/environmental training and orientation programs for all employees and maintain training records.
- Establish and facilitate site Safety Committee meeting.
- Track committee projects and tasks.
- Inspect and approve all safety devices.
- Responsible for the monitoring and disposal of all hazardous material.
- Promote environmental and safety awareness.
- Participate in planning in order to provide adequate funding for environmental/safety projects.
- Support company policies in an effort to maintain our endeavor towards continuous improvement.
- On call 24/7 due to designation of first responder for the facility- in the event of accidents/injuries, chemical spills, fire, natural disaster, or security threats.
- Biannual Fire Department Inspections (host Fire Department Events)
- Annual tour of facility to workers compensation physicians and physical therapist
- Biannual Workers Compensation Review
- Minimum 3 years direct related experience safety field required; experience in food or industrial manufacturing environment preferred.
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or degree in safety/environmental disciplines or like experience, preferred.
- Must be certified in CPR and First Aid.
- Mechanical background, including knowledge of food or industrial manufacturing equipment maintenance, a plus.
- Must be fluent in English (reading, writing, and speaking); Bilingual skills a plus.
- Current certification of 10-hour OSHA compliance and 30-hour OSHA compliance required.
- Experience with OSHA, EPA, and other regulations and standards (NFPA, NIOSH, DNR, etc.), including technical understanding of these regulations and standards.
- Continuing education on new federal, state, and local regulations.
- Management experience in diverse workforces.
- Working knowledge of 40 CFR Environmental regulations and state and municipalities regulations in WI.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of perspectives from leadership to production staff employees.
Associated topics: environmental effect, environmental engineer, epa, geologist, glacier, groundwater, hazardous material, sustainability engineer, water engineer, water safety
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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