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Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau

This posiotion is open to domestic candidates only. 

Position Description

This position is responsible for assisting with loss prevention and control systems, as they relate to health and safety, and providing technical support for improvement efforts.  The Safety Specialist will assist management with the development and implementation of a safety management system aimed at preventing and controlling losses. 


The Safety Specialist reports directly to the Safety Manager and assists with the development, identification, and implementation of management tools to support the safety management system that is congruent with performance expectations.  Assists with the implementation of a communication plan for health and safety issues, including all safety training programs at the location. The primary focus will be to support the implementation and administration of the safety management system and actively participate in accident prevention activities to include inspections, observations, and incident investigations. This position acts in an advisory capacity to management and may serve as a liaison with governmental agencies as necessary.


Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or other appropriate technical discipline and 2 to 5 years’ safety experience (manufacturing environment preferred). This position requires the ability to solve problems, influence, and communicate ideas to effect change in behaviors.  Excellent communication skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications are required. Responsible for staying abreast of new technologies and current trends to make recommendations that help improve and refine the safety process.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Assist management with the development and implementation of the safety management system.


  • Provide effective professional health and safety support to improve the industrial health and safety of all employees. 


  • Assist with the identification of a measurement system to evaluate the effectiveness of the safety management system. 


  • Support and administer the communication system for health and safety issues throughout the location.


  • Provide support for routine management practices for health and safety programs.


  • Serve in an advisory capacity to management and liaison with OSHA inspections and correspondence.


  • Possess excellent communication skills, to including working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.


  • Stay abreast of new technologies and current trends to make recommendations that help improve and refine the safety process.


  • Assist in the development and management of the annual action plan.


Salary and Benefits

•    Medical and Prescription
•    Dental
•    Vision
•    Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
•    401(k)
•    Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
•    Health Advocate Services
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Tuition Reimbursement Program

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status. All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship. 


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866)-788-2798 or

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith