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Safety and Health Specialist

Festus, MO
Cement manufacturer is looking for a Safety and Health Specialist or Safety Supervisor - depending on experience level. 

The Safety and Health Specialist will plan, develop, review, and oversee the safety & health program at the facility.   This position is also responsible to complete safety & health assessments and makes recommendations to eliminate workplace hazards, improve performance and eliminate preventable accidents.  

  • Conducts facility safety & health record keeping and housekeeping assessments at predetermined intervals; summarizes and reports results to Plant Manager & Safety & Health Manager; follow-up on corrective action if necessary.
  • Administers, in a timely and proactive manner, the Company’s Safety and Health Program at the facility and other related programs designed for and by the facility.
  • Observes employee work practices to ensure compliance with company rules and regulations and takes appropriate action to address deficiencies.
  • Attends facility meetings as required and participates in job planning to implement needed safety factors.
  • Motivates, by example, all employees to strive for an accident-free work environment; provides support for all departments to better enable employees to perform their jobs safely.
  • Assists in the collection and analysis of inspection data to develop strategies and solutions to address reoccurring deficiencies at the facility to focus compliance and injury prevention efforts.
  • Conducts, in conjunction with department manager or supervisor, accident investigations to identify root causes of accidents and injuries; makes recommendations for corrective actions to reduce exposure potential.
  • Attends seminars or training functions to further education and remain current with industry regulations.
  • Reviews all newly enacted and proposed regulations presented by the Corporate Safety and Health Director; summarizes the potential impact on the facility, and proposes programs to assist the facility with compliance.
  • Participates in regulatory inspections (MSHA) and reviews all citations; develops arguments for contesting citations.
  • Provides full coverage and oversight to ensure all safety responsibilities are properly addressed when the Plant Safety Manager is unavailable.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Safety and Health related field preferred
  • 0 - 2 years in mining environment or equivalent preferred.
  • Knowledge of safety and health codes and regulations required, particularly MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build consensus, particularly in analyzing and solving problems related to employee safety and health
  • Proficiency with MS Office skills including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook  
  • Ability to train individuals or groups in all areas of safety and health
  • Ability to identify potential hazards and safety violations, and proactively deal with them to prevent bodily injury or citations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong time management, decision making, presentation and organizational skills
  • Passionate perspective on workplace safety

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