BA/BS Degree in Safety, Health, Environmental Services, Occupational Safety/Engineering or other related field (equivalent combination of education and experience).
Requires 2+ years of progressive hands-on Occupational Health, Safety, Business Continuity Planning and Loss-Control.
1-2 years of domain experience within the Waste Management/ Environmental Services industry.
Holds min of OSHA10 and has demonstrated expertise with state/federal regulations and associated standards (i.e. OSHA, DOT, NIOSH, NFPA, ANSI).
Must have 1-2 years experience in keeping detailed and accurate records in a safety environment.
Must have 1-2 years experience in reading and interpreting federal, state and local safety regulations.
Experience recognizing, evaluating, and recommending controls for operational hazards as well as work related injury and illness.
Solid project management, oral and written communication skills.
High degree of autonomy, yet team oriented with ability to work cross-functionally within a matrix organization.
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and foster a compliant safety-first culture.
Ability to manage dynamic situations requiring a well developed sense of meeting tactical priorities.
Excellent personal computer skills in a network environment; Microsoft Office, Outlook.
Strong planning/organizational, time management and problem solving skills.
Travel 60% travel; must be available for 24/7 emergency calls.
EVIRONMENTAL/FUNCTIONAL SKILL SETS
Will need to function in diversity of settings that include facilities, equipment yards, landfills, recycling centers, transfer stations, and residential and commercial areas.
Able to climb in and out of equipment.
Valid Drivers License
Can read and interpret variety of simple to complex reports (e.g. Vehicle Condition Reports) for clarification of problems and implementation of preventive mitigation techniques.
Lift, carry and push/pull at least 30 lbs without difficulty.
The Safety Specialist is responsible for providing regional, divisional, and workplace safety leadership focused on compliance with all Federal, State, DOT, EPA, NIOSH, and OSHA regulations to assigned locations. This position will strive to promote and deliver safety vigilance that meets WP's uncompromising commitment to providing and proactively ensuring hazards free workplaces. The Safety Specialist will provide safety direction, company/regulatory compliance, procedural training, safe practices enforcement, and required risk management leadership across a regional territory within multiple site locations/environments specific to the Waste Industry. Overall, the Safety Specialist will develop and promote strategies in partnership with the Sr. HR and Safety Manager aimed at proactively mitigating risk, driving continuous improvement, and making loss control enhancements. The Safety Specialist will function as liaison between offices, divisions, corporate and their region operations.
Promotes a strong culture of safety and environmental stewardship in compliance with applicable Company policies and procedures encompassing federal, state, local rules and regulations.
Plans, organizes and coordinates employee safety, injury and illness prevention programs.
Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and local government laws (OSHA, EPA, USDOT, NIOSH, Traffic Safety, Workers' Compensation, etc.).
Directs and facilitates accident investigative processes, root cause analysis and efficient implementations of corrective actions.
Trains supervisors and other regional staff in DOT, OSHA regulations, accident investigation and risk/claims management.
Manages and supports critical processes required in the investigation of motor vehicle accidents and injuries. Assists in gathering and preparation of material evidence for use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations.
Conducts ongoing regulatory assessments, and oversees safety audits/inspections e.g. facilities, operations, equipment and processes).
In concert with Human Resources and Corporate Safety, works to promote well-being of the organization and the people in it. Functions as a consultative business partner and liaison as it relates to Workers' Compensation/Claims Management, Risk Management, Business Continuity, Loss Prevention, Medical Management and Drug Free Workplace Compliance.
In partnership with Sr. HR and Safety Manager establishes annual plans/objectives, defining clear goals, measures and schedules required to meet regulatory and organizational expectations.
Completes quarterly safety review and shares report of findings with Sr. HR and Safety Manager and Regional Vice President and associated management team. This performance findings/scorecard includes: Incidents (#/type), Investigations, Accident Frequencies, Road Observations, Risk/Loss Data, WC Claims, Mitigation Strategies, etc.).
Manages, delivers and tracks training safety sessions for preparedness as it relates to hazardous communication, driver safety, fall protection, machine guarding, hearing and overall personal protective safety.
Generates OSHA300's for regional operations and ensuring corporate rollup of data and proper posting on annual basis.
Oversees MVR and regulatory/statutory filing protocol.
Oversees drug testing program including regulated collection and proper chain of custody processing of samples.
Implements effective safety communication plans using various multi-media methods.
Actively participates in the new hire, selection, on-boarding, orientation and training processes.
Reviews trends and keeps current in regard to technical, statutory, and regulatory legislation, policies, procedures and related business issues.
Maintains required safety training, DOT and other related files and records.
Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.
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