Lehigh Hanson Safety Professional in Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Line Of Business: Regional Administration
Department: Health, Safety and Environment
Primary Location: Nazareth-PA
The Company and the Role:
Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.
Based in Nazareth, PA this position reports to the Regional Director, Health & Safety and supports our Cement and Aggregates operations in Nazareth, PA, Brooklyn, NY, Sparta, NJ and assists in Stroudsburg, PA.
What you’ll get to do:
Develops, implements and supports safety programs, safety training, provides technical support, interfacing with regulatory agencies, and ensures adequate recordkeeping at the area and plant level. Reviews employee safety programs to determine adequacy and effectiveness. Coordinate, administer and ensure plant safety programs are in line with corporate safety policies and practices.
Develops and implements processes and product safety features that will reduce employees’ exposure to chemical, physical, and/or biological work hazards.
Conducts compliance inspections. Manages the participation in Federal and State Safety and Health inspections, providing inspectors with appropriate documents, and identifying safety measures. Coordinates loss prevention inspections.
Conducts regular safety audits. Inspects facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, safety-related regulatory required documentation, to ensure safety regulation compliance. Recommends safety devices on machinery, or direct device installation. Evaluates adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.
Investigates industrial incidents, injuries, and occupational diseases to determine primary and root causes and preventive/preventative measures; and reports or reviews findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections.
Interviews management and employees to obtain information about workplace incidents.
Works with site management to assures that all employees, visitors, and contractors are properly trained in job hazards and safe work practices.
Assists in developing and administering plant safety training programs. Ensures that site management maintains accurate record keeping of safety compliance and employee training records.
Maintain knowledge of current best practices and changes in regulations/policies.
Provide input into the purchase of safety-related equipment
Ensures safety systems are maintained and data is accurate. Completes required reporting for Corporate or Group analysis of safety statistics in a timely and accurate manner.
Reviews plans and specifications for the construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.
Works with area management to effectively implement company and area safety programs and requirements.
Any other duties as assigned.
Essential Experience and Skills
Education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of experience directly related to the job. Professional certification such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or work towards such certification preferred.
Requires thorough knowledge of all applicable laws, MSHA/OSHA/ DOT regulations, safe work practices, accident prevention programs. Basic understanding of applicable state workers' compensation, company GL, and vehicular insurance requirements/standards.
Requires knowledge of materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacturing and distribution of goods.
Requires thorough knowledge of applicable tools and technologies to be used on the job including Word, Excel, and company database programs.
High level of written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.
Prior experience conducting effective training meetings in front of large audiences.
This position supports our cement, aggregates and cement shipping terminal operations.
Work is both in the office and out in the plants.
Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb and crawl regularly.
Willingness and ability to travel on a scheduled and unscheduled basis.
What we have to offer
Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan
Highly competitive benefits programs
401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions
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No search firms, please.
Lehigh Hanson is a Drug-Free Workplace.
External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.
Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled