Lewis Chemical Co - Safety Director

22 Sep 2022 4:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job Description

Contact Erin Abbott if interested:

The Lewis Chemical Co

PO Box 231

Rome, GA  30162-0231

Direct:  706-707-4328

Office:  706-295-7577 x112


Safety Director
Reports To:SVP of Operations
FLSA Status:Exempt

Job Summary
The Director of Safety is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing a
comprehensive work safety program, including goal setting and tracking. This leader
will manage company relationships with local, state, and federal regulatory and
emergency agencies and will be accountable for training, mentoring, and coaching other
team members in the practice of best-in-class safety.

General Accountabilities

  • Develop and manage safety and health programs that comply with regulations and industry best practices.
  • Implement and monitor measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health or safety.
  • Investigate accidents,near-misses,complaints,and hazard IDs to identify root causes and determine effective preventative measures.
  • Conduct thorough and regular safety training programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
  • Institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.
  • Provide new-employee health and safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations.
  • Lead annual Safety Training for all team members.
  • Develop or maintain medical monitoring programs for employees.
  • Coordinate "right-to-know" programs regarding hazardous chemicals.
  • Maintain and update emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies.Order and stock supplies as needed.
  • Serve as point of contact for security contractors and emergency agencies.
  • Schedule and oversee annual inspections and conduct daily walk-throughs.
  • Utilize management information system to track safety data for analysis, reporting, and decision making.
  • Monitor and evaluate contractors for proper training and safety protocol.
  • Verify contracts or forms for completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Update and maintain all necessary records and/or logs.
  • Act as representative for department at internal company meetings. Make formal
    presentations as assigned.
  • Ensure timely completion of department's work.
  • Contribute to Process Safety Management through Process Hazard Analysis and
    Management of Change.
  • * The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
Job Qualifications
  • Minimum Education:Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field of study. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Safety Profession CertificationsCertified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar is a plus.
  • Minimum Experience:5 years of safety management leadership in an organization of similar or greater size and complexity.
  • Knowledge:High-level familiarity with regulatory agency code requirements and the application of those standards, including EPA, EPD, OSHA, etc.
  • Preferred Field-of-Expertise: Chemical manufacturing and/or Hazardous materials
  • Geographic Proximitypresently living within 20 miles of plant or ability to relocate prior to start.
  • Problem Solving-Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason.
  • Oral Communication-Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds informatively to questions.
  • Planning/Organizing-Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.Goal driven with excellent work ethic.
  • Professionalism-Approaches others in a polite and tactful manner; Maintains composure and reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Follows through on commitments.
  • Written Communication-Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Varies writing style to meet specific needs; Presents data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Project Management-Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and within budget.
  • Technical Skills-Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues developmental opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Adaptability-Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with occasional change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Cost Consciousness-Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves company resources.
  • Managing People-Includes staff in planning and decision-making processes; Makes self accessible to staff; Provides regular feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Seeks to improve processes, products and services.

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