Corporate Safety Director
Watco Companies - Texas

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The Corporate Safety Director is responsible for the continuous development of Safe Work Practices through the development of effective policies, procedures, and practices, and by ensuring the execution of these policies, procedures, and practices throughout the company. This position requires strong leadership and communication skills to influence effectively the safety culture of the company. The primary challenge is to create a standardized and uniform approach to safety throughout a nationwide network of facilities in an industrial setting.

• Provide Corporate-level leadership to influence in a positive manner the safety culture of a network of facilities in an industrial setting.

• Provide vision and direction in the development of detailed safety policies and procedures, communicating these policies and procedures to a wide network of companies, and ensuring the implementation and execution of these policies and procedures to improve safety.

• Oversee and enforce compliance with the applicable OSHA regulations and company policies, procedures, and practices.

• Audit and assess current safety policies, procedures, and practices to ensure they are current and appropriate; conduct hazard and risk assessments, and develop new or amended safety policies, procedures, and practices as required.

• Create a work environment that reflects a commitment to protecting the health and safety of employees.

Position Responsibilities:
• Develop Risk-Based Process Safety (RBPS) approaches to design, correct, and improve process safety activities.

• Develop and perform Hazard and Operability studies (HAZOP) to investigate process variations.

• Develop and perform Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis activities (HIRA) to identify and evaluate risks at facilities, and to make certain that the risks to team members and the public are consistently controlled.

• Develop and perform Human Factor (HF) studies to ensure that machines, operations, and work environments match team member capabilities, limitations, and needs; thereby, making the work environment inherently safer.

• Develop and implement performance assurance activities that require team members to demonstrate that they understand a training module, that they can apply the training in practical situations, and that they maintain proficiency throughout their tenure in the position.

• Develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of team members to influence positive safe work practices.

• Develop administrative controls to hold human and /or equipment performance within established limits.

• Develop checklists for verification of compliance to policies, procedures, and practices for the evaluation of compliance.

• Develop metrics to evaluate compliance and initiate planned activities to improve performance.

• Conduct systematic incident investigations and provide written documentation to determine the causes of the incident and develop effective corrective and preventative actions that address the causes.



A Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering field related to occupational safety and health, or comparable industrial experience in a management role.

The candidate should have at least 10-years of progressive safety-related experience.

Certified Safety Professional preferred, but not required.

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