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Environmental Health Safety Specialist

Company: Justrite Safety Group
Location: Mattoon
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Justrite Safety Group , the leading source of storage, handling and security products including fire prevention safety equipment for hazardous materials, environmental protection spill containment devices, and specialized storage products is seeking a Environmental Health and Safety Specialist to manage the environmental health and safety program for Mattoon, IL location.

The primary focus is to ensure associate safety while remaining in compliance with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Administer the safety policy to minimize the number and severity of incidents, accidents, and injuries.
Establish target areas and long-range incident/accident prevention and cost control objectives including working with the HR Manager to reduce worker's compensations costs.
Lead the Safety Committee and other employee involvement initiatives to achieve organizational safety goals.
Maintain a system for reporting, monitoring, and correcting safety problems. Review incident reports using these systems to help determine what corrective actions need taken to prevent re-occurrence.
Owns and administers the Workers' Compensation program.
Serve as the interface for dealing with and solving issues with monitoring agencies such as OSHA, NIOSH, EPA, state regulatory groups etc. Participates in formal inspections of plant safety and issues a report to the monitoring agency to formally document corrective actions taken, involving both Operations and HR.
Develop a baseline of safe work performance expectations and work practices by conducting job safety and hazard analysis, encouraging prompt accident/incident reporting, and providing guidance to supervisors for corrective action.
Investigate injuries to identify root cause and complete companywide Safety Alerts.
Ensure that all areas are inspected for any conditions that pose potential problems and make recommendations for major projects and procedures that implement and maintain safety measures throughout the entire organization.
Maintain the Safety Library by surveying and keeping current on all relevant topics to ensure ongoing preparedness on topics related to safety improvement and hazard prevention.
Monitor and control industrial hygiene related to the long-term effects of factors such as chemical exposure, noise, lighting, heat, humidity, etc.
Ensure the appropriate Emergency Equipment is made available: CPR kits, AED's, eyewash, etc.
Communicate safety activities and results to the workforce. Conduct safety orientation for new employees to ensure compliance to company safety practices.
Responsible for any other project that may be assigned as needed.

REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in safety engineering, industrial technology, or related field
Three or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification preferred.

Keywords: Justrite Safety Group, Decatur , Environmental Health Safety Specialist, Healthcare , Mattoon, Illinois

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