Safety Specialist II
The Safety Specialist will provide broad-based expertise facilitating emergency preparedness/business continuity and physical security. Responsible for management of physical security and safety programs, procedures, and practices to ensure the safety and security of company employees. Be a “trusted advisor” and communicate environmental, health, safety (EHS) needs and results to the VP Risk Management. Promote and develop a positive Health and Safety culture at all levels throughout the organization.
• Supports all safety and emergency response training programs, and emergency operation drills in preparation for actual events/incidents.
• Develops and oversees plans, training, and exercises to assure employee awareness and organizational resilience.
• Respond to emergency calls or events and assist as needed.
• Develop, implement, and direct company safety and security programs, procedures, and practices, ensuring the safety and security of company employees and property.
• Manage relationships with internal departments and external agencies. Partner with business colleagues to address and correct safety and/or security concerns as they arise.
• Ensure appropriate safety assessments are conducted and corrective actions implemented to minimize or eliminate injuries and environmental impact.
• Investigates and evaluates root causes for occupational injuries/illnesses, incidents and near misses and maintains relevant data for driving strategic program decisions.
• Make OSHA recordability determinations and coordinates workers compensation for occupational injuries/illnesses. Provides oversight of and assistance for employee injury and illness records to include maintenance of OHSA logs.
• Chairs employee safety committee to ensure alignment with the committee Charter.
• Develops and implements all required EHS training, programs, policies, procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Oversee recognition, measurement, and evaluation of such initiatives.
• Conduct investigations of criminal activity, workplace fraud or theft.
• Interact with all levels of management. Provide updates on the Safety and Security program, including the status of outstanding issues with recommendations for improvement.
• Maintain professional and technical expertise by attending workshops and training programs. Ability to obtain certifications and continuing education as needed.
• Manages relationships with government, emergency, law enforcement, and related entities for joint coordination.
• Provides supervision to Risk Coordinator.
• Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, working effectively with a wide range of professionals.
• Proficiency using software sure as Microsoft Windows, Word, Access, and Excel. Ability to acquire additional computer skills.
• Detail-oriented with excellent organization skills, the ability to handle multiple projects and follow through with little supervision.
• Self-starter, personable, and energetic.
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the staff and the public.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material.
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision–making skills.
• Demonstrated initiative in project management. Able to manage people, time, and resources to accomplish goals.
• Able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to constantly changing priorities.
• Strong sense of urgency and can-do attitude.
Physical and Mental Abilities:
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and a calm demeanor to lead in times of stress.
• Ability to research and analyze data, using quantitative analysis skills and identify trends.
• Strong collaboration and partnering skills.
• Must be able to sit for extended periods.
• Must be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.
• Must be able to perform typing or data entry for extended periods.
• Must be able to draw reasonable conclusions.
• Must be able to work flexible schedule.
• Must be 21 years old and have a current Texas Driver’s License with acceptable driving record. Must provide proof of insurance.