Lehigh Hanson Assistant Safety & Health Manager in Katy, Texas

AutoReqId: 6797BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Health, Safety and Environment

Primary Location: Katy-TX

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Assistant Safety and Health (S&H) Manager to be based out of our Houston, TX location.

This Assistant Safety & Heath Manager will be responsible for leadership and implementation of the organization’s Safety and Health (S&H) programs and initiatives for Southwest Aggregates’ Operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Coast Stabilized Materials Operations in Houston, TX area.

Working closely under the direction of Area S&H Manager, this role will manage and coordinate S&H activities to ensure compliance with S&H laws and regulations; implement, monitor and maintain S&H programs and facilitate corrective measures as necessary; provide guidance to management on regulatory compliance, training, safety investigations, worker's compensation, and policy questions; and position the company as a leader in Safety & Health. This position will report to the Area S&H Manager.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

What you’ll get to do:

  • Implement and support all S&H systems and programs, including training, inspections/audits, industrial hygiene, implementation of company S&H policies, accident investigation/reporting and regulatory compliance programs.

  • Provide ongoing S&H support and continually raise the level of Safety awareness and training of Plant management, Employees and Contractors.

  • Provide ongoing S&H support/facilitation of management driven Safety Audits/Risk Assessments, and work collaboratively with Operations to ensure sustainable solutions are implemented.

  • Collaboratively work with Operations in ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, company policies and practices with regards to safety standards.

  • Lead local rollout of “Near Hits” and “Safety Conversations” initiatives.

  • Work as a liaison with Local, State and Federal regulatory agencies (MSHA, OSHA, etc.).

  • Manage Workers’ Compensation and General Liability claims.

  • Continuous interpretation and compliance planning for regulatory requirements.

  • Work closely with Area Environmental Managers to ensure a team approach is used to effectively monitor all ESH activities.

  • Other duties and tasks, including travel, as necessary and/or assigned to effectively carry out job responsibilities and maximize the effectiveness of this position.

  • 75% - 90% local travel within the assigned area.

  • 5% travel outside assigned area.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in related field AND a minimum of 5 years of relevant safety experience, preferably in Mining, Heavy Manufacturing or Construction environment.

  • Extensive working knowledge of MSHA rules and requirements is REQUIRED .

  • Experience with Worker’s Compensation laws and Injury Case Management.

  • Experience and competence in developing and implementing key (Training, Incident Investigation, Audit etc.) aspects of an industry leading Safety and Health program.

  • Strong management, communication and influencing skills from Management to Plant level employees.

  • Competent in coaching, teaching and presenting.

  • Ability to form, facilitate and maintain internal and cross functional teams and relationships.

  • Competent in Federal, State and Local S&H regulations and the regulatory agencies governing the assigned facilities.

  • Competent in Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.

  • Safety Accreditations such as CMSP or CSP are a plus.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS

Will regularly be exposed to each of the following:

  • Employee must be able to function in an office environment as well as the company’s industrial environment, including the environmental conditions described below and the physical demands of working/auditing at the plant level (standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, climbing, crouching or crawling)

  • Employee is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear

  • Occasional use of personal protective equipment, including a respirator

Specific vision abilities required by the position include:

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

  • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

Will frequently be exposed to plant environment conditions which include:

  • Wet or humid conditions

  • Working near moving mechanical parts

  • Working at height, sometimes in precarious places

  • Fumes or airborne particles

  • Toxic or caustic chemicals

  • Outdoor weather conditions

  • Extreme cold and extreme heat (non-weather)

  • Industrial risks similar to those experienced by operations personnel including noise, dust, electrical and machine risks, large equipment and vehicles, and occasional work in enclosed spaces.

Benefits & Compensation:

We know that our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in their future to maintain long-term relationships for lasting commitments. One of the ways we do this is to offer a comprehensive package of compensation and benefits programs which are regularly reviewed to maintain them at competitive levels. Your salary will be commensurate with your work experience.

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Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled