The Health and Safety Manager provides leadership and guidance for the overall health and safety programs for the Huntsville facility. This position is a member of the site Leadership Team and plays an influential role in developing a culture of safety and continuous improvement within the facility. The HS Manager oversees, develops, and implements best-in-class safety, and industrial hygiene for a manufacturing operation to ensure a safe, compliant, and incident-free work environment.
Responsible for safety and industrial hygiene plans, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with local, State, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. Maintains a system for reporting, monitoring, and correcting serious safety problems
Oversees health & safety, and DOT audits/assessments of the EPC and recommends preventative measures
As needed, ensures that corrective action is initiated by management, and provides assistance to establish priorities
Educate Management on H&S best practices, prevention and how to work around/with hazardous substances.
Responsible for Worker’s Compensation program and compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies
Implement and deliver training programs which will increase proficiency in safe practices, promote safety consciousness, ensure environmental compliance and advance continuous environmental improvement.
Facilitate inspections of the facility to detect existing on potential risks and recommend corrective or preventive measures when appropriate
Drives implementation of strategic corporate health and safety related improvement initiatives to achieve corporate H&S objectives; identifies elements of change required to support corporate H&S strategy; encourages management team to balance short-term demands with long term benefits of strategic H&S programs; and inspires commitment and involvement with safety objectives and programs
Drive H&S initiatives, which reduce incident rates while also reducing company costs (e.g., amount of workers’ compensation, etc.); establishes order of priority for H&S initiatives (risk management) and drive their implementation in cooperation of other managers, safety teams, and other key personnel
Analyzes safety processes throughout the company; proactively seeks areas of opportunity for improvement; identifies root causes of accidents; recommends changes to work flow, equipment or other process elements; and develops and implements support systems/processes (such as safety rewards and recognitions, safety communications, etc.) to achieve safety objectives
Communicates and celebrates successes to maintain and foster company-wide commitment to safety and continuous environmental improvement; and provide recommendations for corrective direction when H&S programs deviate from strategic plans and objectives.
Serves as primary liaison between applicable regulatory and government agencies. Files and or posts reports as required by external legal and convening agencies such as OSHA 300/300A Logs, etc.
Formulates, maintains and executes Saint Gobain emergency plans,
Ensures all significant near misses, injuries, and safety events are investigated and abatement measures implemented
Monitors and controls industrial hygiene, which relates to the long-term effects of factors such as chemical exposure, noise, lighting, heat, and humidity. Manages hazardous and universal waste storage and disposal in compliance with all applicable regulations
Monitors activities where accidents could occur, halting any operation or activity that constitutes an imminent hazard to personnel or equipment
7 to 10 years’ experience applying environmental, health & safety and OSHA regulations and programs in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent experience, required
B.S. in safety, required, Masters preferred.
Experience in ISO environmental management systems and safety management systems preferred
Strong Background in performing risk and hazard assessments.
Ability to research and apply regulations
Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
Ability to handle confidential information appropriately imperative
Proven ability to develop safety and continuous environmental improvement as part of the company culture
Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose solutions to problems
Ability to positively and comfortably handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing, and high-growth work environment with focused attention for detail
Must be able to travel occasionally, work in a team environment, occasionally work a flexible schedule, and adhere to and explain Saint Gobain policies and procedures
Ability to uphold safety standards, participates in continuous process improvement on the job, and follows our Manufacturing best practices
Ability to be on call 24/7 for emergencies
Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.
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