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Sr Safety Specialist

Location: Schenectady
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYResponsible for the implementation of company environmental, health and safety programs and procedures for all business units and facilities within the Management Area that complies with company policies and industry regulatory requirements including reporting. Ensure conformance to applicable federal, state, local standards related to environmental compliance and occupational health and safety (i.e. OSHA, EPA, DEP, DOT, NFPA, ANSI, etc.). Responsible for accident data compilation, abatement, record keeping, safety communication and awareness, and audits of field system(s).SHIFTMonday - Friday, 8am - 5pm w/ 1 hr lunchMAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Effectively communicate safety and compliance messages to all levels; provide technical support to front-line leadership on matters related to occupational safety, environmental compliance, and loss preventionAssist in EHS related training as necessary or related; coordinate training plans with managers and supervisorsConduct system audits to continuously improve the safety program working closely with cross-functional teamsInvestigate incidents and non-compliance events to determine contributing factors/trends and recommend remedial action to prevent reoccurrenceCollect and interpret injury data to identify trends and/or causal factors, such as system failure, human error, incomplete or faulty decision-making, or a weakness in existing policies or practices or regulationsAssist with the collection and submission of data required to satisfy environmental permit and reporting requirements (i.e. Air Permit reports, Tier II, HMBP, etc.)Liaise with regulatory agencies on matters related to reporting and/or investigating compliance concernsParticipate in and/or facilitate safety committee meetings as neededAnalyze the work environment to identify needs and propose safety policies and procedures in conjunction with HR and company policies, federal, state and local rules and regulationsAssist in developing programs designed to control, eliminate, and prevent occupational disease and/or injury caused by physical, chemical, biological agents or ergonomic factorsSupport the Mgr, Safety in keeping management abreast of current safety performance, potential hazards, serious incidents, regulatory inquires and changes to guidelines affecting safety policies and proceduresWork with Training to identify needs for refresher and re-training sessionsMaintain safety records and other related documentation for designated area of responsibilityAdhere to industry specific, local, state and federal regulations as applicableKnow, understand, promote and follow company policyMonitor safety training programs; ex: unsatisfactory trending resultsCoordinate safety events, evaluations, program deployment, and other related activitiesProvide work direction and mentoring to other EHS staff members Perform other duties as requested by supervisorREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/Abilities and KnowledgeAbility to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, and suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional mannerAbility to use personal computer and software applicationsAbility to work independentlyIntermediate knowledge of company products and servicesIntermediate knowledge of fire prevention programsStrong knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT regulationsIntermediate knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for safety managementStrong knowledge of safety auditing, accident investigation and reportingAbility to differentiate between different sizes and colorsIntermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office productsAbility to safely use weight-bearing equipment (gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitationsAbility to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devicesAbility to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 32 ft. high and 90 pounds)Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as neededAbility to utilize photography equipmentAbility to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Schenectady , Sr Safety Specialist, Other , Schenectady, New York

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