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Safety Specialist - Indiana East 2021

Department: 118 - Safety
Location: Elkhart, St. Joseph, Lagrange, Noble, Stark, Kosci, IN

Summary:  The Safety Specialist is responsible for overseeing and promoting the overall safety program for our Indiana East Region.  This position enforces safety policies and procedures in order to establish and promote a safety culture among all company employees. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily job walks in order to ensure employees are demonstrating safe work behavior and adhering to all the Companyís safe work practices, targeting more frequent visits for higher hazard jobs
  • Enforce disciplinary action on employees who demonstrate a disregard for safety policies and procedures, issue violations when warranted
  • Review all new projects and activities for safety related or high hazard job exposures and make sure any hazardous conditions are addressed with management and eliminated
  • Interface with Operations management on a regular basis to ensure safety compliance and buy-in
  • Attend scheduled meetings to ensure safety presence
  • Manage and investigate all near misses, incidents, and injuries in coordination with company and state regulations, report findings to leadership
  • Implement and administer government required safety, health, and environmental programs to ensure facility safety and compliance
  • Conduct monthly/periodic inspections of the facility for environmental compliance; conduct routine safety inspections to control occupational hazards
  • Maintain and manage the facility's safety program, including ownership of the Lock Out - Tag Out program
  • Generate and maintain government required OSHA logs, surveys, and employee postings
  • Perform job safety hazard analysis
  • Conduct on site and informal new hire orientations and current employee safety training as required by State, Federal, and Company requirements and maintain all training logs and records
  • Track the effectiveness of Company safety and environmental programs and adjust appropriately
  • Lead the coordination and administration of the facility's safety, health, and environmental program
  • Work with site management and departments to maintain a safe work environment

Global Responsibilities:

  • Regular attendance and physical presence at work is an essential function of this position
  • This job may require additional duties not listed above and the employee may be asked to perform those duties to meet business needs

Education/Specialized Knowledge/Professional Certifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelorís degree preferred, but not required
  • Must understand laws and regulations as they relate to safety compliance and previous experience dealing with OSHA, DOT, and other regulatory agencies

Experience:

  • 2-5 years of experience with safety as core responsibility
  • Experience in the Ready-Mix industry preferred

Skills/Abilities:

  • Advanced in Microsoft Office
  • Strong and effective communication skills in person, phone, and via email
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with people throughout all levels of the company
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, detail oriented, and well organized
  • Ability to prioritize and quickly respond to challenges under tight deadlines and work well under pressure

Working Conditions:

  • Operates within a professional office environment, as well as at job sites which includes some exposure to extremes in temperature, moisture, dust, and noise
  • Regularly works outdoors in all weather and ground conditions
  • Routine usage of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets
  • Driving to your assigned territory and visiting job sites

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to talk or hear; frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to maneuver in and around our plants, yards, and jobsites as necessary

Ozinga is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

 

 
 

 

 
 

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