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Safety Engineer
Ottawa, OH

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Safety Engineer:


Incumbent will be responsible for building on an already successful safety program, with emphasis on expanding individual participation and process ownership.  They will serve in the capacity of technical resource, internal consultant and trainer, as well as being responsible for initiating and administering safety and industrial hygiene policy and procedures and ensuring company’s compliance with all related laws, standards and mandates.

Essential Responsibilities:

¨     Establishes, modifies, and refines policies and procedures to insure a safe operating environment in compliance with OSHA and other enforcement agency requirements.

¨     Serves as contact for safety compliance matters with responsible government agencies including state and federal OSHA, Ohio BWC, etc.

¨     Assures all mandated reporting and records are maintained in accordance with individual agency, utility, and insurance provider requirements.  This includes recording of occupational injury and illness, training, discipline, medical histories, environmental and noise data, etc.

¨     Enforces Associate, company, and contractor compliance with safety and health and hygiene policies.  Takes corrective action and/or reports compliance lapses/failures to management for corrective action.

¨     Facilitates or personally conducts required safety communications and necessary safety training as assigned of all Associates, temporaries, and as necessary, contractor employees.  This includes initial training for new Associates, mandated annual training, contractor briefings, weekly safety briefings, and observations, etc

¨     Develops presentations, presentation materials, and schedules.  Identifies and contracts with qualified outside trainers.  Collaborates with others in the EHS Department to coordinate response simulation training with EMS, Fire Department, and  Environmental Engineer for plant emergencies including injuries, evacuation/fires, and spills. 

¨     Facilitates team building and team development.

¨     Facilitates active Associate involvement in and ownership of health and safety programs through involvement of Safety Committee, the EMT squad, ERT squad, participation on project teams, recognition of performance, etc.

¨     Interfaces with others in the EHS Department on fire protection systems.

¨     Responsible for safety equipment including selection to conform to OSHA standards, purchase, storage, distribution, assigning of accountability, calibration, periodic maintenance, and mandated inspections.

¨     Responsible for purchase and placement of all safety signs and notices in conformance with OSHA requirements.

¨     Responsible for incident investigations and documentation, including establishment and revision of procedures, training, and enforcements.

¨     Responsible for machine guarding and access control to hazardous areas.

¨     Coordinates industrial health and hygiene activities including periodic monitoring of noise levels and individual time weighted exposures, air quality monitoring/measurement of contaminates, scheduling of annual hearing checks and physical exams, compliance with Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, maintenance of MSDS/Right to Know, and Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan.

¨     Stays current on all government activities related to regulatory compliance.

Education and/or Experience

¨     Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience required.

¨     Minimum of five years of relevant professional industrial safety experience preferred

¨     Master’s degree or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) desirable

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