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Safety Manager
Newark, NJ

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Safety Manager

Overview

The Safety Manager will provide safety and health and process safety leadership for the Newark site through the development, execution and continuous improvement of programs, processes and initiatives designed to create a safe and injury-free work environment. The Safety Manager will also provide health and safety support to the Phoenix plant, and tolling locations as requested and may occasionally participate in audits at other company facilities and on teams with other company personnel.  The Safety Manager will supervise the Sr. Safety Specialist at Newark.

Responsibilities

Functional Leadership

  • Set and achieve measurable, aggressive safety and health goals for facility within the framework of programs and goals.
  • Drive safety consciousness down to the operator level to create a pervasive safety culture.
  • Develop and implement corporate policies, procedures, and standards at facility to help achieve 1a and 1b.
  • Communicate safety and health progress, status, and issues to organization; proactively build awareness of safety and health through continuous communication strategies.
  • Lead or participate in key plant safety and process safety processes including HAZOPS, major safety drills, MOC meetings, batch card and SOP reviews.
  • Achieve goal of zero OSHA and other safety and health agency violations. 
  • Gather and maintain required PSM documentation in conjunction with the Document Control Administrator and the rest of the Newark team.
  • Keep abreast of new safety and health regulations to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Act as technical safety and health resource to management staff. 
  • Implement injury/illness case management strategy to minimize incidence of recordable and lost time injuries.
  • Maintain, report and post required OSHA Injury and Illness records
  • Facilitate HSE incident investigations using root cause analysis techniques.

Program Development and Implementation

  • Develop and implement programs to achieve injury free workplace.
  • Drive accountability among all functions to eliminate accidents and injuries; manage programs to achieve a high degree of engagement and ownership at the employee level.
  • Develop and execute initiatives designed to identify, evaluate, prevent, and control safety and health hazards at the site.
  • Implement and maintain industrial hygiene programs and standards at site.
  • Execute a comprehensive plant safety training program.
  • Oversee safety rewards and recognition program at site.
  • Oversee contractor safety program to ensure proper safety and health practices by site contractors.
  • Improve and maintain the process safety management program, Lead/oversee PHAs, LOPAs, and process safety audits and training. 
  • Perform health and safety audits for other than process safety program.
  • Conduct HSE incident investigations, manage incidents and corrective actions in Intelex database.

 

Regulatory Compliance

  • Act as the primary interface with regulatory agencies on safety and health matters for the site.
  • Conduct and document thorough accident, incident, and “near-miss” investigations, and provide recommendations for process, procedure or equipment improvements to reduce risk.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for safety and health documentation and reporting.
  • Conduct routine safety and health audits at site.
  • Administer all required emergency evacuation drills for site.
  • Maintain an annual calendar for all required OSHA safety training.

Qualifications

At least 10 years of industrial/manufacturing and supervisory experience.

CSP or CIH certification(s)

Strong knowledge of safety and process safety regulations.

Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, safety engineering, industrial hygiene or comparable field.

Demonstrated leadership skills running a safety and health function.

Demonstrated ability to improve safety programs and culture.  

Experience in union environment desired.



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