Safety Coordinator
On Demand Environmental - Keokuk, IA

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Our client, an international leader in corn wet-milling and bio-refining, is seeking a Safety Coordinator. The Safety Coordinator will be responsible for developing implementing and managing Safety & Health projects directed at installing a self-directed behavioral safety culture, improving safety performance ensuring current and anticipating health and safety compliance requirements moving our client to chemical industry safety standards. This position requires candidates to demonstrate excellent team building, people management, and leadership skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, including face to face, written, and presentation, and excellent external and internal functional/ cross-functional communications skills.

Main Responsibilities:
Coordinates and leads projects towards self-directed Behavioral Based Safety, which includes developing and coordinating safety and health training programs. In accordance with OSHA regulations, identifies common safety and health hazards and establishes guidelines for protection against hazards. Monitors existing and potential safety and health concerns and recommends priorities for resolution. Develops plans and coordinates projects to ensure and enhance facility safety and health compliance, including but not limited to asbestos management, contractor safety and industrial hygiene programs. Maintains chemical inventory for compliance purposes, such as Hazcom, SARA and top screen. Audits programs for compliance with company standards and government regulations. Implements safety and health Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), both proactive and lagging, for measuring the effectiveness of established and newly developed safety and health programs. Coordinates necessary internal and external resources for implementing programs. Maintains relationships with regulatory and government agency personnel, as well as with various industry groups and committees. Leads project/process teams in achieving plant-wide safety and health initiatives. Works with and supports the various operational departments’ leaders and teams to define, address and improve occupational safety and industrial health risks. Coordinates investigation of major accidents or problem areas and recommends future preventative measures; subsequently improving programs or developing tactics to address outstanding issues. Develop and maintain relationship with the company’s safety and heath community

BS/BA degree in Safety, Science or related technical field Certified Safety Professional and or Certified Industrial Hygienist are preferred 2-5 years safety management experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a union facility 1-3 years experience in food and / or chemical continuous processing plant preferred Experience coordinating Safety Behavioral Programs Demonstrates understanding and effective utilization of Safety compliance and behavioral tools Demonstrates understanding of OSHA regulations Demonstrates ability to effectively apply Safety principals to the manufacturing industry facilities, achieving practical and workable compliant solutions. Demonstrates ability to manage and/or develop strategic projects effectively Demonstrates ability to conduct and interpret statistical analysis Demonstrates strong leadership, interpersonal, and motivational skills Demonstrates strong communication skills with both internal and external parties Demonstrates strong computer skills