Safety Supervisor

Georgetown, KY

Post Date: 06/19/2017 Job ID: EB-2834197330

 

The Health & Safety Professional carries out, assists in implementing and monitors all health and safety practices and programs designed within the corporate philosophy, to safeguard the well being of all employees in the work environment.  They provide local managers with specific actions, as needed, to assure compliance with all federal, state and local laws.  Serves as a resource for all health and safety related functions within their specific location.

 

General Health & Safety

 

  • Recommend specific actions to assure that the plant complies with programs designed to minimize physical and financial exposure resulting from potential, alleged or actual on-the-job and off-the-job incidents.  Apprise the facility managers of all related proactive, manufacturing, or reactive issues.

  • Become thoroughly familiar with and recommend actions to keep the plant in compliance with all federal, state, provincial and local laws related to the health and safety of employees.

  • Participate in the Plant Manager Safety Committee and attend Plant Management Staff meetings to keep informed of all plant operating functions and priorities.

  • Provide education and assistance to leadership to assure cross-functional teams and audits for Health, Safety or Ergonomic programs and inspections.

  • Assist with other leaders in orienting new employees and updating those on current roll per the BOS and regulatory requirements.

  • Educate leadership and employees as to their duties toward safety training, safety auditing and incident investigation/reporting.

  • Assist in coordinating incident investigation, follow-up and assure responsible persons complete their corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Train supervision, schedule, monitor and communicate restrictions to leadership based on recordable, lost time, restricted duty and work conditioning eligible employees.

  • Maintain the first response program, first aid treatment center and all first aid or advanced treatment, equipment.  Provide for the first aid treatment of employees.  Assure periodic certification and training for all first responders by contracting with local agencies for services.  Assure that properly trained persons are available to render first aid on all shifts.  Assure first aid treatment records, incident reports, and all electronic records/manual forms are kept accurately and up to date.

  • Assure the purchase, distribution, and periodic maintenance and monitoring of medical supplies and equipment.

  • Assure the confidentiality of employee medical files, accurate and separate worker's compensation and health insurance records and assure all files are maintained in accordance with all local, state, federal or international regulations.

  • Keep current on the latest health, safety and ergonomic standards through membership in appropriate organization(s), attendance at pertinent seminars and reading professional materials, journals, and articles.

  • Maintain global, regional and plant specific BOS documents and review semi-annually.   Update leadership and employees on changes related to Health, Safety or Ergonomics.

  • Bench mark other industry to assure best in class practices.

     

    Work Injury Claims and Short Term Disability Administration

     

  • Communicate with the third party administrators, insurance carriers or government agencies in the investigation and administration of claims.

  • Educate employees in their responsibility for filing of claims and about reimbursements under policies provided by company.

  • Liaison with company retained physicians, employee physicians, and other ancillary care providers to assure medically the claim moves forward.

  • Deny inappropriate claims and provide documentation for the case where appropriate.

  • Maintains contact with all employees absent from work with job related or non-job conditions.

  • Assists supervisors and plant leadership in offering restricted duty or work conditioning when an employee qualifies for these programs.

  • Receives, reports and analyzes information relative to disability costs and trends.  Performs a review with the case management team of the plant loss reports for work related and non-work related losses.

     

    Safety Maintenance

     

  • Assures an on-site Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and program exists in the facility.  Performs a survey of all chemicals and regulated processes or components at least annually and amends the MSDS program according to the findings.

  • Recommends motivational programs or offerings for the recognition o exceptional health, safety or ergonomic performance.

  • Assures monthly statistics are reported by fiscal month end.  This includes preventative audits and incident reporting for the plant and office safety records.

  • Coordinates duties, training and education of Plant cross-functional teams for health, safety or ergonomics along with outside and group resources.

     

    Emergency Preparedness

     

  • Manages the plant evacuation plan and secures training for employees in the use of the plan in case of fire or other emergencies.

  • Maintains liaison with local fire, police, and emergency department personnel.

  • Notifies the Employee Relations Manager and Plant Manager of any Industrial Hygiene sampling in excess of allowable limits.  i.E: Isocyanate air concentrations, noise limits, air particulate limits, etc.  Monitors action to correct unacceptable limits and institutes proper protection for the work force if limits are in excess.  Conducts training to assure those employees are aware of the potential hazards of exposures and are familiar with proper preventive measures.

     

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

     

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Certified Safety Professional and/or a Bachelor degree in Health & Safety or in Safety Engineering and three years of experience in Occupational Health and in Case Management. Related experience, training, education or some combination of all three may be considered.

 

DESIRED/PREFFERED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Two to four years in Occupational Health/Safety Management position in a manufacturing facility.

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