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Site Safety Lead

Position Summary:
The Site Safety Lead is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses at the Spring Grove, IL location. This includes identifying and evaluating conditions that may lead to accidents and financial losses, as well as developing accident-prevention and loss-control systems. The Site Safety Lead also coordinates safety activities with plant managers, compiles and analyzes statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents, and maintains liaison with outside organizations. The goal is to ensure that every employee can return home to their families injury-free on a daily basis. The position has 1 direct report.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Collaborate with company leaders to create a strategic plan and initiatives based on the company’s vision.
• Implement strategic initiatives to improve safety and environmental performance at three manufacturing locations and one corporate location.
• Communicate the vision to the organization and engage employees at all levels in working towards the vision.
• Develop and promote culture change activities and awareness building tools to establish and maintain an injury-free work environment.
• Establish corporate safety policies and standards.
• Foster proactive relationships with regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA, and DNR.
• Mentor front line supervisors and educate them on the communication and activities necessary for maintaining a safe work environment.
• Regularly spend time on the shop floor to reinforce safety critical behaviors and address at-risk behaviors.
• Collaborate with all employees to resolve safety issues.
• Lead continuous improvement teams and projects focused on safety.
• Conduct regular audits of safety and environmental processes.
• Manage corrective actions resulting from audits and incident investigations, ensuring their completion and sustainability.
• Maintain required safety and environmental documentation and submit accurate and timely reports to regulatory agencies.
• Conduct training and presentations internally and externally.
• Establish and monitor leading safety performance indicators and communicate them to the employees.
• Establish relationships with medical care providers and emergency response organizations to ensure the efficient and high-quality care of company employees.
• Manage the random drug and alcohol testing program and the 2nd chance program.
• Manage the worker’s compensation and return to work process for injured employees.
• Coordinate emergency response actions for 1st Responders, including injury incidents, fires, severe weather events, and training.
Closing Statement:
• Other duties as assigned.
• This position is on-call for any emergency related incidents.
• A Bachelor of Science degree is required, preferably with a specialization in occupational safety or equivalent experience.
• A post-graduate degree in safety, business, environmental science, or a related field is preferred.
• Minimum of 7 years of experience in leading plant and corporate safety culture.
• Certification as a Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA) is preferred.
• Familiarity with the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).
• Strong working knowledge of applicable OSHA and EPA standards, regulations, and guidelines.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint and Excel.
• Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
• Familiarity with plant-level safe work practices and procedures.
• Willingness to actively engage in the shop environment.
• Self-starting attitude and commitment to meeting project deadlines.
• Managerial Courage and willingness to learn new job skills.

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