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Health and Safety Coordinator


USA - LA - Baton Rouge - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 


Education Level: 

Bachelor's Degree


Full Time

Job Description: 

Health & Safety Coordinator/Manager will lead and manage all safety related functions and activities across the plant including developing safety policies and procedures, leading all safety-related committees, and coordinating safety activities with all projects and departments. The Health & Safety Coordinator/Manager will have a thorough understanding of the health and safety regulatory process and be responsible for determining the application of and compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations; and is also responsible for strategic oversight for plant-wide safety activities.
Essential Job Duties:
• Leads the development of annual health & safety plans.
• Provides H&S expertise and support as a resource to facility management and plant staff.
• Supports individual facility development and deployment of appropriate performance / program standards outlining H&S expectations per Oxbow Corporate Guidelines.
• Assists in development and execution of H&S objectives, targets, strategies and action plans, in conjunction with plant management, to ensure conformance with corporate objectives and requirements.
• Ability to track and trend all EHS reporting system health and safety information and communicate to all employees.
• Lead and support local incident investigations per program requirements
• Participate in Corporate Internal health & Safety Audit process
• Supports the development, execution, facilitation and participation in H&S auditing, hazard and safety assessment programs.
• Identifies unsafe conditions and ensures prompt corrective actions with the assistance of operational leaders.
• Takes a leadership role in the development of facility H&S communications.
• Takes a lead role in the development and improvement of Job Safety Analyses (JSA) and Work Permits
• Responsible for ensuring all recurring health & safety training needs for employees at all levels are completed
• Schedule, and/or conduct health and safety training as needed.
• Supports management with special projects and workflow process improvements and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles. Effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
• Establishes goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable and relevant.
• Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.
• Must be a strong team player and able to adapt problem-solving abilities to divergent opinions and/or conflict resolution.
• The ability to influence without direct line responsibility and interactively work towards results that build trust is required.
• Knowledge and practical experience in the implementation of facility level industrial safety programs, including, but not limited to, lock out - tag out; confined space entry; fall protection; and hot work permits.
• Able to work to tight deadlines
• Demonstrated proficiency with the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point, as well as other common computer applications.
• Ability to develop, modify and implement safety standards to reflect facility requirements.
• Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information to employees or to the public and to convey detailed instructions to other workers.
• Experience with ISO 45001 is a plus.
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Safety, Engineering or equivalent industrial experience preferred.
• Practical experience and understanding of H&S regulations (federal and state), industrial standards (e.g., ANSI; NFPA; NEC) and audit programs.
• Demonstrated ability to write in a clear, concise and organized manner, using correct grammar.
• Practical experience in H&S management systems, risk management, and root cause incident investigation techniques.
Physical Requirements:
• Sits or stands for extended amount of time in front of a computer.
• Able to work from heights – fixed ladders, catwalks and other types of working/walking platforms
• As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
• May be required to move about to coordinate work.
• Must be able to be on call at all times.
• Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
• Must be able to travel as needed.
• Capable of working in extreme environments
NOTE: This job description reflects the company’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Assigned tasks are subject to change at any time due to company discretion, job requirements, reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Oxbow Calcining LLC is an EOE/ADA employer

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