Materials Safety Specialist
Crown Equipment Corporation - New Castle, IN

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Crown Equipment Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material

handling products that provide customers with superior value. Crown has a network of factory direct

sales and service dealers doing business as Crown Lift Trucks. As one of the world's largest lift truck

manufacturers, Crown is focused on providing solutions that mean improved performance for our


Job Responsibilities:
This position, in conjunction with the New Bremen, Ohio (NBO) Safety Department, is responsible for all plant safety functions as outlined below. The Safety Specialist will advise and assist management in decision making and review of accident prevention activities and plant safety regulatory responsibilities.

Coordination of Accident Prevention Processes

Implement and maintain accident prevention activities, and safety programs in the affected facilities. Required to use education and or on the job experience to identify, evaluate, and inform plant management of potential safety concerns, including hazardous conditions, facilities, equipment, work practices and behaviors, and recommend, implement and supervise corrective actions. Communicate appropriate safety awareness information to all employees. Collaborate with other allied functions such as Engineering, Security, Medical, Purchasing, Facilities and Manufacturing Services, etc., as necessary to ensure employee safety and compliance with all safety regulations.

Maintain Safety Compliance

Oversee the inspection and auditing of buildings, facilities, fire prevention systems, storage of dangerous fluids and gases, material handling equipment, etc. by the Injury Prevention Program (IPP) teams and others to ensure compliance with safety and health regulations. Use professional judgment to identify and inform management and the Corporate Safety Department of all potential safety and health regulatory or Company procedure violations. Assist in implementing and maintaining safety programs not limited to but including SafeSteps, IPP, new hire orientation, hoist inspection program, PPE, LO/TO, hot work permits, confined space and job safety analysis (JSA’s). Provide management support to the employee led behavioral based safety observations and feedback process.

Conduct Safety Training

Coordinate, conduct, and present appropriate safety training sessions and meetings. Develop safety documents, bulletins, (Did You Knows, Incident Alerts) or other means to maintain high hazard awareness among all employees. Participate, serve as a resource, and assist supervisors in Toolbox Meetings as needed. Responsible for scheduling and conducting lift truck training for plant personnel. Distribute appropriate safety training and hazard awareness information received from the NBO Safety Department.

Participate on the Injury Prevention Program (IPP) Team

Schedule and run monthly IPP meetings, review employee surveys, and provide feedback regarding status of employee Continuous Improvement (CI) safety suggestions. Coordinate and facilitate other IPP activities and initiatives to ensure that the IPP Team remains focused and productive on accident prevention activities.

Monitor Safety Programs

Monitor on-going legal and regulatory facility compliance with all existing company safety and health programs such as OSHA and Crown best practices. Conduct high level OSHA programs type safety audits and assist in regular audits conducted by the Corporate Safety Department and IPP Team. Propose and implement solutions and improvements based on the audit findings. Act as a liaison between management and employees regarding safety issues. Use safety experience and discretion in assisting employees with safety and health questions or concerns. Work with the Corporate Safety Department on recommendations on hazard control methods, procedures, and programs.

Investigate Accidents and Injuries

Responsible for safety accident prevention in the Safety Specialists’ facilities. Counsel supervisors in the investigation of all occupational accidents to determine root causes and corrective actions. Maintain appropriate records as required by federal regulations. Perform accident trend analysis and inform management and the Corporate Safety Department of trends and injury patterns. Follow up on all corrective actions from accident investigations to ensure completion and maintenance, and report results to plant management and Corporate Safety.


Order safety equipment/supplies and approve invoices. Maintain files and record systems pertaining to safety programs. Prepare periodic reports for management. Act as plant tour guide when necessary. Stay abreast of company safety practices and procedures through close coordination and contact with the Corporate Safety Department. Attend safety training sessions, seminars, and meetings. Perform other duties as assigned.

A four year college degree is preferred or two year degree along with safety experience. Working knowledge of OSHA and/or OSHA certification required. Organizational skills required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point applications. Ability to work independently, prepare power point presentations for employees as well as management, and speak in front of large groups of people. Experience training lift truck operators a plus and post high school training in safety and/or ergonomics preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:
Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

Crown is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V

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The jewels in the crown of Crown Equipment are electric-powered forklift trucks used for maneuvering goods inside warehouses and...