Safety Specialist

US-WV-St. Marys
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As the Safety Specialist, you’ll have the opportunity to perform safety and health activities in industrial or other settings to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations by performing the following duties.


  1.  Coordinate annual hearing tests, eye exams, and boot vouchers disbursements for employees.
  2.  Train employees on safety and health requirements to ensure compliance with Federal and State safety regulations.
  3.  Monitor and implement written safety programs.
  4.  Monitor the company’s safety standards in accordance with OSHA and state regulations.
  5.  Implement administrative or engineering controls to abate or minimize safety hazards.
  6.  Inspect specified areas for fire prevention equipment and other safety and first-aid supplies.
  7.  Facilitate testing of working areas for noise, toxic, and other hazards.
  8.  Identify safety hazards and prepare reports of findings with recommendations for corrective action.
  9.  Investigate cause of accidents to identify preventative safety measures for incorporation into the safety program.
  10.  Maintain programs and record keeping systems that track and evaluate associates injuries, including the OHSA.
  11.  Conduct trend analysis, audits, accident investigations and site inspections of operational procedures, facility design equipment, and materials.
  12.  Ensure full compliance with air quality standards and permits.
  13.  Perform periodic storm water sampling, reporting and training.
  14.  Monitor and coordinate onsite hazardous waste activities and off-site disposal practices.
  15.  Maintain safety supplies equipment including inventory, disbursement, ordering, etc.
  16.  Administer First Aid to employee as needed.
  17.  Direct injured associate to facility as required.
  18.  Coordinates First Aid Responder program as well as orders first aid supply kits for facility and first aid responder bag.
  19.  Respond to complaints or inspections by federal and state agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Provide corrective a ction assistance in response to government complaints or   inspections.
  20.  Work closely with management and associates in promoting a safety awareness culture and prevention.
  21.  Meet EHS requirements in accomplishing responsibilities of this position complying with all policies or regulations set forth by Simonton, or various government agencies concerning safety, environment, vehicles and any related items.
  22.  Perform new hire and annual safety orientation training.
  23.  Manages company’s safety committee, holds regular safety meetings, and evaluates safety suggestions.
  24.  Assist in the development of an Ergonomic Program.
  25.  Work closely with HR and Occupational Health in identifying illness/injury trends.
  26.  May perform other duties as assigned.





Bachelor’s Degree (BA) or equivalent from four-year college or technical school OR equivalent combination of education and experience in a health and safety field.



  •  Team building skills and experience.
  •  Three years of experience with Excel and Word software.
  •  Significant training development and presentation experience required.



  1.  High degree of integrity, professionalism, attitude, and performance.
  2.  Must model safe behavior at all times.
  3.  Must have attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4.  Innovative and willing to challenge “status quo”.
  5.  Effective problem solving skills in a team environment; adaptability to changing roles, responsibilities, and priorities.
  6.  This position requires a lot of time spent on the production floor interacting with our associates.
  7.  Process & system orientation – driven to develop efficient and robust processes and procedures that minimize or eliminate non-value added activities and transactions.
  8.  Aware of the need for accurate data and diligent in ensuring details are accurate and complete.
  9.  Ability to communicate well both verbally and written.
  10.  Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
  11.  Must be able to work independently.
  12.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  13.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  14.  Ability to work effectively with people in a fast paced environment.
  15.  Company orientated/minded.
  16.  Travel as required.







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