Director of Health and Safety Management

(#7576) - West Coast
Industry: Concrete Block, and Pavers

Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

1. Develop and deploy the Company’s Corporate Health & Safety Strategy and supporting initiatives aimed at transforming the company, and its subsidiaries, into an Injury and Incident Free Workplace.
2. Build robust processes and systems to capture and utilize statistics and all other available data to identify drivers and trends of current incidents and areas of risk. Leverage this insight to prioritize areas of focus across our work locations.
3. Manage Workers' Compensation process, leveraging internal and external resources, to accomplish objectives for reducing injury risk, Company's Workers Compensation liability, and ensuring compliance with OSHA requirements for employee safety.
4. Oversee (in a coach/advisor role) the activities of our Health & Safety coordinators.
5. Lead Safety Audits at all locations as required.
6. Present findings and solutions using PowerPoint or other communication tools.
7. Develop and deliver Safety training to manufacturing sites, company HQ, Engineering, and Operations/HR Leadership teams. Foster leadership and functional knowledge development of Plant Safety Managers and Safety Committee members at each location.
8. Participate in trade association safety committees (e.g., National Concrete Masonry Association, etc.).
9. Drive Zero Injury mindset across the company network. Partner with functional leaders across areas of the business to promote consistent focus on safety awareness and ensure that safety is designed into all new initiatives (new product launches, capital projects, etc).
10. Resolve OSHA compliance issues, consult experts as needed, attend meetings with OSHA, and negotiate on the Company's behalf in order to mitigate exposures and prevent and/or reduce citations and penalties associated with non-compliance (For example, the Safety Director must attend informal conferences with OSHA and plant representatives, negotiating to reduce severity of violations and associated penalties. He/she must also negotiate abatement periods to benefit the Company).
11. Resolve service issues involving Travelers and other insurers. Hold "goodwill" meetings between plant and representatives of Travelers to air issues and clarify roles, responsibilities, expected outcomes, and performance measurements.
12. Resolve recordability issues, investigating Code of Federal Regulations, consulting experts, and researching OSHA letters of interpretation, to ensure compliance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements.


QUALIFICATIONS 

• Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health & Safety or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
• Must possess Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential
• Minimum of 8 to 10 years' progressively more challenging safety management assignments in automated process manufacturing [Note: The company’s plants utilize automated material handling systems, batching and mixing systems, product forming systems, process heating systems, and product packaging systems].
• Extensive knowledge of Federal and State-specific OSHA regulations required; knowledge of MSHA requirements helpful
• Familiarity with best practices in loss prevention, post-injury response, and claims management.
• Ability to interact with all levels of employees, from hourly production workers to corporate executives.
• Ability to work effectively within the company’s decentralized and matrixed organization, both domestically and internationally.
• Must possess strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite…email, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
• Must have and maintain valid Driver’s license.

Working Conditions

Extensive travel by air and car is required to plant locations, where exposure to industrial noise, temperature extremes, chemicals and minerals (e.g. Portland cement, fly ash, sand & gravel, concrete admixtures, and so forth), moving machinery, forklift traffic, etc. is likely.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

  • 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.
  • • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel n  Reach with hands and arms, sit n  Talk and listen n  Stand and walk long distances on Plant sites, climb stairs and ladders and up onto elevated platforms and industrial machinery.
  • • Occasionally required to bend at the waist n  Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • • Up to 50% travel time required.
  • • Regular attendance is required.
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