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Safety Specialist

Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: Midlothian, TX, US, 76065

Company: Gerdau

This position is responsible for providing effective professional health and safety support to improve the industrial health and safety of all employees.  Will assist in the implementation of loss prevention and control efforts for the local Gerdau location.

 

 

NATURE & SCOPE:

 

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.  Under general direction, assist with the development, identification, and implementation of management tools to support the safety management system that is congruent with performance expectations.  Assist with the implementation of a communication plan for health and safety issues, including all safety training programs at the location.

 

The incumbent will participate in the supporting the Gerdau Ameristeel Business System (GBS) as it relates to health and safety.  The primary focus of the position will be to support the implementation and administration of the safety management system.

 

The incumbent actively participates 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.

 

The incumbent 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:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


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